Every time one of my books comes out I post the dedication and acknowledgements page because NO published book is created by just its writer–a whole team is involved, and this is another chance to thank them. Thanks to you, too, for stopping by to read this!!
To my dear, genius editor, Toni Markiet.
Thanks, as always, to my editor Antonia Markiet, with whom I am so honored to work. And to her assistant, Abbe Goldberg, and to wonderful senior editor Alyson Day. Go, A-Team! Kate Morgan Jackson, any crispy bacon in this book is for you.
To Greg van Eekhout, Deb Coates, and Jenn Reese. Especially for the guy stuff (Greg) and the dog stuff (Deb) and the title stuff (Jenn). And to Jenn and Deb for the trip to Oregon, which is where the forest came from.
To the rest of my team at Harper, including Joel Tippie [for the gorgeous cover!], Amy Ryan, Kathryn Silsand, and Ruiko Tokunaga.
Thanks to my ultra-brother-in-law, Matt Prineas, for describing what it feels like to run (er, shuffle) ridiculously long distances.