So anyone who has read the dedication for ERIS (Eternal Truths, Book 1) might be wondering who is Panya and why is she mine.
Panya is the nickname of another Stephanie I know. She’s an old friend from college and also a beta reader for most of my novels. I try to mention all of my beta readers in the books they read for me as a way of saying thanks.
The dedication has a typo that I didn’t notice until it hit the shelves in print, which was a few months after it was in ebook. The dedication is supposed to say “Thanks to Panya and Jennifer…” not “Thanks to MY Panya and Jennifer…” 😛
I started to write “Thanks to my beta readers, Panya and Jennifer…” and then decided to shuffle the order of the sentence but forgot to re-read it before I sent it off. Editors tend not to mess with dedications since they figure the author has put exactly what they meant. Thus, I didn’t notice the typo until way later and she is now “my Panya.”