Cover art by Andreas Bell
Special thanks to Swimming Kangaroo Books, who first took a chance on this novel and were kind enough to let me stretch my wings. Linda Anderson and Larriane Wills, who put up with me while I was still teething. Sorry if I bit either one of you. Candace Miles for giving this book a much needed dusting off, and to my family and friends for being so wonderfully supportive and loving.
And of course Andreas Bell, my handsome husband, who spent many weekends and evenings creating the art for this book. I love you!
Last but not least, I’d like to thank Piers Anthony for being an inspiration, for showing me through fantasy that it was okay to be gay, and for being correct that those dearest to me would still keep me in their hearts.