This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations and events portrayed in this novel are either product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.
In loving memory of Grammi Lloyd who would be proud that I followed my dreams. To my darling Vesper; my Sunny Bunny. You teach me daily the joys of life and love and keep me young. And to my husband, Alain who has supported me every step of the way and gave me the courage to reach for the stars. I love you both so much.
I have so many people to thank that it would take several pages to name you all individually. As such, I will name a few of you specifically, but others in groups. It has been a long, arduous journey of dashed hopes, extreme frustration and incredible joy that has brought me to this place. I would not be here if it were not for all my cheerleaders, friends and ‘coaches’ urging me to keep on pressing on.