A special thanks to my friend, Stephanie, who has been as devoted to this book as I have been. Every step of the way, she has encouraged me and pushed me to realize my dream of publishing a novel. I don't know how I would have made it through this grueling process without her. She refuses to acknowledge her part in bringing this book to life, but I hope she knows how grateful I am for all of her help.
I have a number of friends and family who have supported my book by buying it the moment it came out. They have read it and given me a ton of feedback. They have come to believe in this book as much as I do. Thank you for supporting me.