A nightmare—that's what I expected when encountering the editors of my book. An unexpected and delightful surprise is what I found in working with acquisitions editor Martha Cooley and development editor Russ Hall. Both are Advantage-Makers in their own right.

Marketing genius (a term to be used rarely) George Silverman took my ideas and placed them front and center.

Michael Ebeling, my agent, believed in my project instantly and guided me through the bumpy stretches.

A. J. Sobczak shaped the manuscript prior to proposal; Charlie Doris refined the initial drafts; Laura Lee's editing brought emotion into my stories; and Krista Hansing put the final editorial touches on the book. Michael Thurston, the master of book production, ...

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