Many thanks to those all those who have contributed
to my success by sharing their knowledge,
skills, and support, including:

Patrick, my boy, my love, my muse

Cindy, my friend and for many years my proofreader and copy editor

Laurie, my wonderful editor/proofreader and dear friend

Deborah Dixon, beta reader extraordinaire

Brad, who had more influence than he'll ever understand

Conrad Hodson



Larry Brooks

Dean Wesley Smith

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

And all the other friends and teachers
who encouraged me to persevere.