Authors: A.B. Michaels
THE ART OF LOVE
Copyright © 2014 by A.B. Michaels
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Design by Tara Mayberry
For my late grandfather R.T.,
whose memories of life in the Klondike
made it sound like great fun, even though,
having researched it, I know better.
ontrary to popular belief, writing is in no way a solitary pursuit. From the time an idea pops into your mind, it invariably goes through a lot of other minds before it ends up on the page.
Thanks to Susan, my very best brainstormer, plotter, and idea bouncer-offer: you are a master gardener of ideas…
…and to my editor, Rachel, a true artist who can take a lump of literary clay and sculpt it into something well worth reading. I am in awe.
Thanks to Christy, Heidi, Tara, and Donna, who lend their technical expertise in so many ways and with such grace…
…and to my friends and colleagues at the Idaho Writer’s Guild, who foster a nurturing atmosphere of “we’re all in this together,” which we are.
Last but never least, a special thanks to Mike, who would much rather watch basketball than read romance, but who loves and supports me anyway. I couldn’t ask for more than that.
The Art of Love
is a work of fiction and the protagonists are drawn from my imagination, a number of the secondary characters, such as the Klondike King C.J. Berry and the artist William Keith, are historical figures. Descriptions of landmarks such as San Francisco’s Cliff House Restaurant, the Sutro Baths, and the Palace Hotel are as accurate as I could make them, based on the research and the requirements of the story.