There are quite a few people that led me to this point. Thank you to my cousin and writing partner, Eileen Lane, who loves the written word as much as I do. I would never have tried my hand at creative writing if it wasn’t for you. Thanks again, to the girls and boys of GILA, especially Darren Thomas, Kaitlyn Abrams, and Cindy Hendrickson for reading my first scribblings about Maya. I also want to thank Hope Barnes, co-worker and friend, who encouraged me to write this story. I especially thank my stalwart editors who took the time to copy edit this novel and make it that much better: Mary Williams for her skillful eye with grammar; Tony Verdi who made me take a closer look at characterization; Judy Tomasovich for being my new eyes; Jessica Joyner and Kate Cornell for their sharp minds and perspective on the genre (and the blueberry crepes, Kate!); John Tomasovich for lessons in the mechanics of writing; Andie Leventin for her positive feedback and honest critique; and my friend, Marija Djokic for lending me the use of her name!
Finally, thank you to all my friends and family that have supported me in this endeavor.
Table of Contents
The Diary of Snevnana Lazarevic
Chapter One: Arrival
Chapter Two: New Home
Chapter Three: The Sabbath
Chapter Four: First Day
Chapter Five: Cayne
Chapter Six: Making Friends, Making Enemies