No book can be written without the support of family, friends, and
countless others. They were my foundation with never-ending
encouragement, especially when I thought I would never be able to
finish this project. Many of them eagerly spent their valuable time
reading drafts - providing me the feedback I greatly needed. With their
input, I was able to take this vision from my head, put it into words
so you can ultimately picture that same vision.
First, I want to thank all of you - my readers, for holding this
book in your hands. This was a long and exciting journey of patience,
persistence, and passion. I hope you enjoy the journey in these pages.
Thank you to Troy Reynolds and Joe Darago - for following His call.
Adam A. Koch (The Almighty Webmaster): Thank you for your time and for putting up with me! I couldn't have done it better. (LeftStanding.net)
Dan Swoboda: Thank you for designing a book cover that surpassed
anything I could have ever imagined. I hope people will judge this book
by your cover and discover my words live up to it.
Many additional and very humble expressions of appreciation go to: Deb Lebakken, Jeanne Dwight, John Jordan, Jessie Stainslav, Neil Halford, Kasey Ferris, & Sue Leatherman. Thank you for guiding my pen in the 'write' direction when I was completely lost.
A never-ending thank you goes to Janet Lundquist - I can't imagine
how this story would have turned out - had you not challenged me to dig
deeper into each character and each chapter.
Thank you to my close friends for your immeasurable support:
ML, D(HT)T III, J(BB)K, E(D)D, J(AB)A, K(H)O, A(AW)K (again), BH (x 2),
JB, NW, NT, JG, RS, J(M)S (again), AD (x 2), R(MJ)J, KF (again), J(H)C,
AG, A(S)H, CA, E(H)Z, HW, JH, CK (x 2), KB, & DL (again). If I forgot anyone (I'm sorry), let me know and I'll use your name in my next book
Thank you to my extended family for the endless encouragement.
Thank you Mom, Pop, & Angie - my gratitude, if I could ever put it into words, would exceed the length of this book.
And finally, to my Creator, my God - thank you for providing me the
right words when I was at a loss for them. I am only the author of this
book; You are the author of my life.
~ Chad J. Bring