One of the items on my life list is to write and publish a book. I am very happy to see this happen, but I didn't do it alone. I'd like to acknowledge a few people who helped me achieve this goal.
First, my agent, Carole McClendon, had faith in me as an author and writer. While the original project we worked on never made it to fruition, working with her has opened many doors of opportunity.
At McGraw-Hill, I'm thankful for the support and encouragement I've received from Tim Green, the senior acquisitions editor, and Jenni Housh, the acquisitions coordinator. While many more people have been involved in the project, these two have been with me from beginning to end.
I want to thank Todd Meister for the insightful work he did ...