First and foremost, I’d like to thank my amazing team at Alpha Books, including a very special thanks to my editors Randy Ladenheim-Gil and Lynn Northrup. I could not have written this book without your patience and expertise.
To my agent, Bob Diforio at D4EO Literary Agency. I will be thankful for the rest of my career for you taking the time and a chance on a newcomer.
To my editors and friends at About.com
; you’ve all contributed so much to me as a writer and a journalist.
To my high school literature teacher, Mollee Merrill; thanks for putting so much amazing literature in front of my face and teaching me the joy of telling stories!
To Josh Beauchaine, a gifted friend and family therapist. I’m deeply indebted ...