Thank you to everyone who has humored me through this process. Thank you for listening to me constantly blab on about this little book for so long. I hope I have not gone on too much about this journey. Thank you for sharing my story with any family and friends, it really is special for others to put forth someone else to everyone they know without anything in return. Thank you for encouragement. Thank you for beating me with a stick at times to make me work harder. A special thank you to my early readers, who took the time to read a very rough draft of my book and not throw it in the corner; you provided me with just enough confidence to keep me going when I wasn’t sure just how crazy I was. The very first feedback I received were words of encouragement and surprise at just how much they liked my story. Thank you for the technical support, because I am not a computer whiz by any measure. I muddle through with much frustration and mumbling. Thank you to the other authors I have come to know and have offered invaluable advice and support. I hope to be able to return any and all favors in the future.
I am so thankful for team who helped me get a fantastic finished product that I can be proud of and without a doubt, I am proud of this book. My poor editor Mary, who had to grapple with what I was trying to say and had to deal with too many simple mistakes, my proofreader LIsa, who helped polish the manuscript even more, and my poor cover designer Amalia, who had a really hard task of creating an image from my ideas that would please someone as picky as myself. I know that when I read my book it is the best it has ever been in every way. The book reads better than ever and the cover is the best hook ever. Everyone loves the cover art, it tells the story so well. Let me say that each and every one of them came through magnificently and I am grateful. Thank you to my publisher for taking a chance on me, you have my gratitude. To my copy editor, Heather who began this journey with me years ago, whose suggestions and encouragement showed me the path, thank you so much.
For those that choose to take a chance on me and my little story, by the way I think its epic; I must thank you from the bottom of my heart. I started writing this story for myself and never really envisioned I would be able to share it with such a wide audience. Just the thought of everyone reading and enjoying my insanity is completely humbling. I encourage anyone, who has even the smallest things happening in their lives, to stop and be thankful for these special events. They are not always big or life altering but sometimes, if we do take the time to realize just how good it is, then we will appreciate life just a little more. If I forget, remind me and I will say again; thank you.
Michael W. Glover