Barry: This book wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of coauthor Bradley Simkins. We were supported by a great team at Wiley Publishing (Natalie Harris, Erin Mooney, and Megan Knoll) who worked hard to make this book a reality. They are the nicest people you'll ever meet! A big thanks, too, to Matt Wagner of Fresh Books Literary Agency, who presented us to Wiley.
Our patient readers were Priscilla Borquez (who is fast, accurate, and sensible, and who also has a great sense of humor); Jim Collins (an excellent and thorough technical communicator); Bill Love (who knows a zillion things about cars, machining, and welding); and Frances Kakugawa (author, poetess, and lecturer to and supporter of Alzheimer's caregivers, who was our poster child for someone who doesn't understand story problems).
Many thanks to Patricia Hartman, who was always encouraging, and to Johna Orzalli, my haircutter, who taught me how to mix hair color. Thanks as well to Jeff Perilman at Dave's Auto Repair for tips about smogging a car and specialized tools. And, finally, thanks and apologies to all the medical and dental staffs I flooded with questions.
Bradley: First, I thank Barry Schoenborn for all his hard work and dedication to make this work possible and for always going the extra mile to understand when my life became too hectic. I thank my beautiful wife, Audrey, and my beautiful children, Ashleigh, Brayden, Alexander, and Natalie, who make my life worth living. Thanks ...