As we get ready to leave the office to celebrate the holiday season with our loved ones, we can’t help but look back on the year and reminisce about all the projects we’ve worked on and the incredible folks we’ve met along the way. One of the highlights of every publishing proposal we send out is the promise of meeting a new author who will become part of our Chapel Hill Press family. Because to be honest, each project is as unique as its author, and through our collaboration over weeks and months, a trusting relationship is developed that often goes beyond the book, as we get to know each other as individuals. So yes, as we look back , we want to shout from the rooftops how fortunate we feel to have had the privilege to meet such a great group of writers this year. While they became published authors as they passed through our doors, we became richer for having worked with them.