~ SMOKING JIMI ~
A Novel by Chad Peery
This is a work of fiction. The events and characters portrayed are imaginary. Their resemblance, if any, to real-life persons, places, or counterparts is entirely coincidental.
I wish to express my gratitude to all, present and departed, whose patience and support helped me keep faith in myself, and to tell the story held within these pages. This is for Janet, Jan, Susan, Lynda, Jace, and especially for you, Bonnie.
Special thanks to John Dufresne and his writers’ group for conveying the craft of writing in a kind and thoughtful way. If I were better at names, I would have a long list of fellow writers and mentors who have come and gone through the years, all leaving the mark of their wisdom.
I do wish to thank John Kay, Bob Welch and Mick Fleetwood, all of whom gave a young Chad Peery the opportunity to experience worlds only imagined by most of us. I also wish to honor the work and the lives of the many incredible musicians and support people who shared the path of my life.