Kristin Eschenfelder told me to write a book. This probably isn’t what she had in mind. I haven’t the least doubt she’ll support it anyway.

My sincerest thanks to all who took the trouble to leave comments and critiques on the web version of the book: Jaclyn Bedoya, Diane Hillmann, Iris Jastram, and Sethel. Twitter supporters (in alphabetical order by family name) include John Fink, Barbara Fister, Angela Galván, Rebecca Goldman, Patricia Hswe, Shirley Lew, Bethany Nowviskie, Lori Steckervetz, and Becky Yoose.