This book would not have been possible without a number of supportive people.
Susan Bischoff, best crit partner ever, who pushed me to look beyond the cliché and take another pass
until this story was one that was truly worth reading;
Claire Legrand, enthusiastic sounding board, New Orleans consultant, and fabulous writing sprint buddy,
who pushed me to actually get the words on the page;
Maria Zannini, without whom I would have no title and the story would be very, very different;
Lauralynn Elliott, Sheri Meyer, Deniz Bevan, and my other enthusiastic blog followers, who consistently
cheered me on through all my assorted struggles and interruptions with this story;
And finally, to my husband, Allen, who has been an unflagging support through all my writing endeavors.
I love you, baby.