The Dedication

This novel is dedicated to my mother, Janet Sue Arnold, who taught me to write without fear. This is for you, Mom. Love you clear to pieces.

I also dedicate this novel in part to Millicent Rosethorn, my friends and my family for their continued support of my writing.

I also dedicate this novel to the writing club in Portland, IN who said I would never be anything but an aspiring writer. We will see.