Today is the release date for the second book in the Winterling trilogy! Welcome to the world, Summerkin!
As is traditional on this date, I blog the dedication and acknowledgements page from the book because even though I write the words, a lot of other people helped turn it into a book.
To Greg van Eekhout.
All the bunnies in this book, both alive and dead, are for you.
To my editor, Antonia Markiet, whose wise guidance helped me unravel this book and knit it back together again.
To my agent, Caitlin Blasdell, whose critiques always make me a stronger writer. Thanks, too, to the Liza Dawson Associates agency.
To the wonderful HarperCollins team, starting with associate editor Rachel Adams, and then editor Alyson Day, copy editor Kathryn Silsand, editorial director Phoebe Yeh, publisher Susan Katz, art director Amy Ryan and senior designer Tom Forget, production supervisor Lucille Schneider, publicist Olivia DeLeon and cover artist Jason Chan.
To Connie Mutel, whose book The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa has shaped my understanding of what it means for land to be tame, and for it to be wild.
To Dozer van Eekhout-Will of the flopped-over ear.
Jon Michael Hansen for archery, Jennifer Adam for horsery, Deb Coates for doggery.
To my parents, my grrrl-power sisters–Kate, Maude, and Winnie–and to my husband and wildling children.
Ingrid, is it time for lunch?