There are so many people to thank for making this book possible, including seven very special people who had a huge influence on my life and my desire to write. This book is dedicated to them.
To my wife Misty, who proved that dreams do come true, who is always there to support me and cheer me on.
I want to thank my 102-year-old grandmother, Gladys Tomlinson, who at 96 published her first book. Thank you, Grandma, for all you’ve done for me over the years, and for the influence that you have had on my life, and for inspiring me to write. My grandmother passed away as I was writing this book and continues to inspire me to achieve great things even in her absence here on Earth.
I also want to thank my parents for giving me so many opportunities ...