Amanda Kelsey has done me proud with this cover. It is striking and effective. All I need now are the edits and they're in progress.
I make no bones about this book being very special to me. It was the genre I wanted to write in 1975 and all the other books and stories have been the preparation for its release. I enjoyed the learning curve, but my goal was always this book.
In many ways, the journey has been symptomatic of my life, selecting a goal and then bending my efforts to achieve it. When I was younger, it was easier. I always knew I could outlast temporary setbacks and never found one that was permanent. On the cusp of seventy-five, reaching this one brings a special pleasure.