Tomorrow, PEACEMAKER hits all fronts, and as is my tradition, I’m posting my dedication and acknowledgements pages. Without these people (and probably a few more I neglected to mention), whether they were actively involved or simply offered love and support behind the keyboard, I never would have been able to get this book out of my head and into a readable format. Thank you so much!
For Renee, Lori, and Ann
Love you three to the moon and back
Once again, this book would not be the same if it weren’t for the input of my fearless critique partners, who keep me on my toes and challenge me to become a better writer. Many thanks to LA Ashton, who alpha read this book, and to my betas Ashley Miller, Janean Dobos, and especially Katherine Henry Alexander for input on martial arts scenes.
Michael Mammay was invaluable for recon of plot holes, critique of military, battle, and weapons scenes, and his insight on combat PTSD. Any remaining mistakes are entirely my own.
Jami Nord, my developmental editor and partner in crime: thank you so much! You are my lens of clarity.
A huge thank you to all the readers who took Dalí into their hearts and have been asking when more stories were coming. I will finally graduate from college at an advanced age just after this book goes to press, so I will be able to write things again that don’t require APA citations!
My eternal love and thanks go out to my life partner, Mark, and my now adult children, Michaela and Gabriel, who tolerated this increasingly frustrated writer over the last two years as I tried to finish this novel and complete my degree (firmly on my list of things NOT to do in the future).
Lastly, a huge and heartfelt thank you to Raevyn McCann, BJ Toth, Ashley Kingsbury, and Natasha Snow at NineStar Press for all of your hard work and accommodation in getting this book published. I am forever grateful to have you in my corner.