Sunday, April 01, 2012


Hi everyone I'm Miranda Simply Ali's web assistant. As some of you may know today is not only April Fool's Day but also our sweet Ali's Birthday! Ali and I have been twitter friends for awhile but I have had the splendid opportunity to get to know her better since I started helping her. It's not often that I meet a person and they leave such a wonderful impression on me. I knew when I started talking with Ali that she is truly a beautiful human being. She is kind, giving and willing to help all she meets. I am truly honored to call her friend! I also knew I couldn't be the only one that felt that way. I wanted to give Ali a Birthday Surprise. I called on a few friends and they all had a lot to say about our dear Ali.

Ali I hope you are having an Amazing NYC Birthday! All of your friends wanted to share in your day. This is our Happy Birthday to you!! Enjoy!!

Happy Birthday, Ali! I hope you have an awesome weekend in NYC celebrating your special day. You are one of the sweetest ladies I know and just know that the emails between you, me & Joy always make me smile. I don't know what I'd do without seeing your name in my inbox regularly. I will be waiting to hear about your fun weekend when you get back. :)

Happy Birthday Ali! What can I say that will be different from what everyone else is saying? Not a darn thing because we all think you are wonderful, smart, caring, giving, and super fun (kind of like super fly--now disco)! Seriously, it has been so fun getting to know you over the last few years! We don't get to see each other nearly enough but when we do it is like no time has passed at all! I hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with fun, loved ones, and lots of hot men (even if they come in book form)! Happy Birthday!!!!!! (I will spare you the singing LOL)

Happy Birthday, Ali! I hope you have a wonderful birthday, where everyone caters to your every whim. :)

Patrice Michelle
Happy Birthday, Ali! I hope you have a fantastic day and best wishes for a wonderful year. TTBMF, woman. TTBMF!

Melissa Schroeder
Happy Birthday Ali!

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest people on the web! Hope you have a wonderful day, Ali!

Laurie London
It is my lovely Ali's birthday and that can only mean one thing. We have to celebrate with a shopping trip where I can get you in trouble. Though I guess if you are really really sweet, which some people say you are, I could just give you a pressie when I see you. Would you like a man in a towel?

Happy Birthday Babel! I love you!
Nikki Duncan
I met Ali at a book signing in Dallas. I was supporting a friend of mine who was signing that day and Ali was there for the same reason. Even though I'd only been published for only a few months with a single title out, she was so encouraging and sweet. I was instantly drawn to her. We bumped into each other several times over the next year and also got connected on the social media. My favorite time with her was when Ali, Joy Harris, Melissa Schroeder, and I took a trip together to Savannah this past Oct. I had such a blast. I am so lucky to have a friend in Ali. She's truly one of the nicest people I know. And Ali, I'm still waiting on that book to be written by you. *Tapping fingers on desk impatiently - but also smiling*

Happy Birthday, sweetie.

Ali, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, because I totally adore you. How could I not? You came to my first booksigning at Katy Budget Books, and I get to see you there for other author signings - yay! Wishing you lots of cake and champagne. Happy Birthday!

Vicky Dreiling
Ali is a total sweetheart! I met her at Authors After Dark in New Jersey back in 2010. She was one of the first bloggers who I ever met face to face, and she and Joy (from Joyfully Reviewed) welcomed me and my mom to share their table. They were some of the first people to ever so openly invite me to join them at one of these functions, and I will never forget how sweet and lovely they both were. Ali was kind, funny, and a great listener--I'm looking forward to seeing her again at future conventions! A very Happy Birthday, to you, Ali!

Jess Haines
Happy Birthday Ali! I miss you bunches! We need to get together for dinner again soon. My kiddos are even missing you and they want to challenge you to trivia questions hehe. I can't wait to see you at RWA. We definitely have to set aside some time together and catch up.

Ali, hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkling-like-a-pacific northwest vampire birthday! *Hugs*

Shelli Stevens
Dearest Ali,

It is always a pleasure to see your smiling face and spend time with you! I’m wishing you the happiest of birthdays and hope to see you again soon.

Ali, how wonderful it is to celebrate your birthday among a community of caring friends! I’ve only recently reconnected with you through our AAD spotlight interview, but it was a pleasurable experience, and I have no difficulty believing what I’ve heard about you – that you’re a lovely person and a great friend to have. Best wishes on your special day, and hope it’s everything you want it to be and more.

Joey W. Hill
Happy Birthday Ali!

I haven't gotten to meet you in person yet but feel as if I've gotten to know you through the groups we share and your blog. I hope your birthday is a wonderful day and that you get whatever your heart desires today!

Dear Ali,

A massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday. It’s been a pleasure chatting with you on twitter and reading your reviews.

Lots of love,
Cait Miller
A very merry birthday to you, Ali! May you have another year of naughty books, wickedly wonderful friends, and hot hunky men. In books and out of them!

-Crystal Jordan
Hope she has an AMAZING Birthday ~ she's such a sweetheart, and spreads smiles wherever she is!

Happy Birthday, Ali! Wishing you a day of lounging on a pile of pillows surrounded by endless stacks of books, and cabana boys to turn the pages for you, rub your feet, and see to your every need...okay, at least some birthday cake. :)

~Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin
Ali, every word I write comes from the most real part of my heart. I haven't known you for very long, but it doesn't matter. I cannot imagine you not being in our lives. You ask for nothing and give so much.

You are one of the few people who truly have a warm heart and soul.

I am fortunate to call you my friend.

Happy birthday, Ali! To one of the nicest people I know. I hope you're having a fabulous time celebrating in NYC, and that you have lots of other lovely travels this year, with none of the stress!

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

And because it's become a tradition... ;D I "got" you some cards:







I just couldn't resist!

Hey Ali! Happy Birthday to a totally lovely person and fabulous friend to readers and authors everywhere! I hope your day is full of fun and friends and love and awesome books. And cake! We mustn't forget cake! Woo-hoo! Go crazy!! *grin*

Carolyn Crane

Jessa Slade
Dearest Ali,

On this special day, I want to wish you a very happy birthday! I hope that you have an awesome birthday just as you are! Whatever your dreams may be, whether big or small, may this be the year that you fulfill them all. I love you very much and I enjoy all our times together. Just as you have always been there for me, I will always be there for you. Happy Birthday dear cousin... make sure you make this birthday and every single day afterward count!

Love Always,

PS. Age is just a number... Not only are you a year older but you are a year better. xoxo
I met Ali online and our friendship has blossomed over the years. To say that Ali has a generous heart doesn't even begin to express how awesome she is. I consider her a sister and one of my best friends. Ali, you stay just the way you are and what you wish for shall come. Happy birthday Princess from one who loves you very much


Thank You Joy for letting me have access to your address book! I couldn't have pulled this off without you!! Ali I hope you have a Fantastic Birthday and that all of your Birthday Wishes come true!!



Limecello said...

Haaaaaaappy happy birthday, Ali! <3

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

What a Birthday Party Ali, but you deserve it!! Happy Happy Birthday! :-D big hugs and kisses!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Ali. Have fun in NYC.

JoAnna said...

Happy birthday Ali! Hope you had a great day!

Jessa Slade said...

Happy B-Day, Ali! I couldn't find any cake to eat in your honor today, but I did have a cookie :)

flchen1 said...

Ah, hoping your birthday was incredible, Ali, and wishing you a year of joyful surprises!

Shadow said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great day!

Tina B said...

Happy Birthday, Ali!

donnas said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hope you had fun.

Chelsea B. said...

Happy (seriously, seriously late! So sorry!) birthday! I hope you had an amazing one!