First of all, my loving wife and soul-mate, Denise. You continue to love and support me on this adventure of life. And to the pride and joy of my life — my boys Alex, Andrew, and Sam — proof that the nuts don't fall far from the tree, though they hate to admit it. I love you all dearly.
A special thanks goes to Dennis Cohen for his pulling up the tail end of the edits on the book during crunch time and to the staff at Wiley Publishing: Tiffany Franklin for nudging me when I needed nudging; Rebecca Huehls for putting up with my strange writing style while she taught me For Dummies style; Nancy Stevenson for helping me through my first chapter; and of course the unsung heroes at Wiley who handle the layout, printing, and awesome cartoons.
To my buddy, spiritual brother, fellow musician, and strangely enough — my technical editor, Mark Hammer. You're one of the reasons that I decided to take such a serious look at FileMaker. So, how big is the stage now?
A special thanks to Marco and John, for giving me the initiative to dive back into the FileMaker world.
A very special thanks goes to my agent at Waterside Productions, Carole McClendon. Not only am I impressed that such a prominent agent is willing to handle my stuff, but she has a gift for turning my proposals into real work. Thank you, Carole!
A heartfelt and warm thanks and appreciation to the Flowers family for helping my family and me through a very challenging period in our life. Because of you, this book ...