Arial Costa, for sharing his spirit, immense talent, and artistry. His illustrations on the cover and throughout this book are the work of a multitalented wizard.
Nikki McDonald, for supporting this book in every way. It has been an honor and privilege to work with you.
Jan Seymour, the editor every writer hopes for—supportive, sharp as a whip, and creative. Jan, you made the editing process free of stress and full of joy.
To the Peachpit crew, Tracey Croom, Mimi Heft, Kim Scott, and Kim Wimpsett, thank you for your care and professionalism in helping me complete this book.
I humbly thank and am deeply indebted to Robin Landa, Christine Panushka, Denise Anderson, Laura Menza, Marc Golden, Bill Moore, Brian Oakes, Brooke Keesling, ...