Authors: Richard Paul Evans
ALSO BY RICHARD PAUL EVANS
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irst and foremost,
to my sweetheart, Keri, for being my home and heart.
I would like to thank the usual cast for their
patience and support during the difficult times I went through while writing this book: my agent Laurie Liss and my S&S friends: my editor Sydny Miner (thank you, Syd, for your empathy and reassurances), and my publishers David Rosenthal and Carolyn Reidy.
I'd like to thank my talented and insightful new writing assistant, Jenna Evans.
Also, thank you Gypsy da Silva, Emily Benton and Karen Roylance for your editorial assistance.
I'd like to say goodbye to my assistant Kelly Gay. It's been a pleasure working with you over the past few years. (Boomer too.)
While this book is wholly a work of fictionâas are its charactersâmany of Macy's experiences in this book were inspired by the real life experiences of my dear friend Celeste Edmunds. I am grateful to Celeste for her assistance with my
research but mostly for sharing with me the stories of her past and allowing me to recreate them in my book. For those who feel my character Macy is too resilient, good-hearted and untarnished by the atrocities of her past to be credible, I invite them to meet Celeste.
In memory of June Sue Carol Thorup Evans
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