My heartfelt thanks go out to:

Anne-Helen Wickizer, who introduced me to Love Inspired books. Thank  you so much! You are a wonderful friend.

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Department, who answered silly questions and showed enthusiasm for a book about a fictional Sheriff's Department. I wish I could thank each of you by name!

My parents, who always encouraged my writing.

Fellow authors (in alphabetical order)
  • Grace Atkinson
  • Diana Cosby
  • Margaret Daley
  • Nell Dixon
  • Lynette Eason
  • Laura Hamby
  • Kathi Robb Harris
  • Valerie Parv
  • Wendy Roberts
  • Rachel Stevens
  • Janet Tronstad
  • Cheryl Wyatt
These ladies cheerfully shared knowledge, critiqued manuscripts, and in general encouraged me to keep on writing. I can't thank you all enough!

Editor Tina James, who requested the full manuscript!

My wonderful editor, Elizabeth Mazer, whose inspired guidance helped me turn out a better book!

The Community Boards at Harlequin. It's a wonderful place to hang out, especially if you have a desire to write romance. The friendships you'll make are as wonderful as the writing contests.

The So You Think You Can Write contest sponsored by Harlequin and Mills and Boon. Submitting the first chapter and a 100-word pitch is what brought the book to the editors' attention.

Romantic Times book reviews for choosing my first book as a Top Pick in Inspirational Romantic Suspense.

National Novel Writing Month. The first book was born during NaNoWriMo.

PanHistoria. Interactive novel-writing helped hone my skills.

All the teachers who encouraged my writing from grade school onward.

Romance Writers of America.

American Christian Fiction Writers.

All my friends who have enjoyed and/or prayed for my writing over the years.