It's often said that books don't write themselves. I'll tell you what—they don't get written by authors, either, without a good project manager managing the process. My deepest thanks to Beth Christmas, whose supportive words and guidance kept me going even when I was horribly behind schedule. Many times I'd have an e-mail from her and dread opening it, only to read it and find nothing but encouragement. Thanks, Beth!
Also to Jim Sumser, the guy who got me into this and helped me take my first steps as an author.
A great big thank you to the technical reviewer, Judith Myerson, with whom I've fenced in comments for almost a year.
Thanks also to Damon Larson, my copy editor, who kept me honest on all the nitpicky stuff I always ...