I was so lucky to find a beta-reader like Mary! She was one of the first people to read my manuscript from start to finish and she was the perfect person for the job. I read her comments and, straightaway, I understood what my story was missing. She raised issues that were bothering me on a subconscious level — issues that I couldn’t identify on my own. Without her assistance, I’m sure I would still be reading and tweaking the same sentences over and over. Thank you, Mary, for helping me create a story I’m proud to share.