“But, if you’re reading this, you know that Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job has finally been published, and there are many people to thank for that. The endlessly patient Jane Seaton, who’s read and edited my work from the very beginning while offering nothing but good advice and encouragement. Laurel Sutton, who’s read, edited, and was the wind beneath my wings in the agent hunt. Lynn Loper, the strictest, most patient proofreader in the world. More recently, thank you to Robin Austin for the beautiful Hackenbush.org website and the cover of this book, and Kris Anderson, Molly Kiley, and Kathryn L. Ramage for three (count ’em, three) more proofreads before publication. And last but certainly not least, Bill Reiss, my wonderful agent, who liked this novel enough to inspire me not to give up on getting it published somewhere, someday, which is here and now. Thank you, everyone, this book would not have seen the light of day without you all.”
From the preface
And I mean that, all of it.