Being an author is a beautiful way to make a living, but it is not something that you can ever be successful at on your own. There are always people along the road who help you, and I want to make sure I thank them all.
To every fan, follower, homefry, manager, mentor, and friend, I say thank you. I could never list you all individually, but know that I am grateful for every one of you who has crossed my path over the years.
To my team at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. who saw this book as more than a simple idea and supported me from day one. Shannon, your blunt honesty and challenging thoughts made the book better than I first imagined.
Ann, I missed having you as my copilot on this journey and I look forward to our next adventure together.
To my acorns and squirrels who are always there when I need a nudge of encouragement and a laugh to push through the hard times.
Jane, Clarence, Steve, and JC, you all push and support me at every turn. Whenever I question the direction I’m moving in, a quick chat with any of you confirms if I’m going the right way or not.
Dad and Mom, although you may not fully understand what I do on a daily basis, I know that you love and support me no matter what. You helped me grow into the man I’ve become, and I can never thank you enough.
Dylan and Emily, you two are how I judge if I’m doing the right things in life. Watching you mature into the young adults that you’ve become reminds me that I’ll leave the world a better place than I found ...