I’ve seen the first copies of ONE FOR THE ARK (official launch September 19) and I have to say it’s a thrill. (It’s live today on amazon.com, so you can be among the first to preview a copy.) I always worry a little when the first copies arrive and I reread the acknowledgements, knowing that I more than likely missed someone. There is such a long time between the idea and the reality; the process of writing, workshopping, revising, reworkshopping, editing and proofing is so very very long–at least four or five years–that people have come and gone from workshops, numerous conversations have been overheard, contributions have become anonymous, and memories have lapsed. Every time I start a new book I promise myself I will keep a running list, and I do for a while, but then I misplace the list. So, if I missed you in OFTA, please accept my apologies, and know that I am grateful for all those–acknowledged in print or not–who have helped me not only with my writing of ONE FOR THE ARK, but also with my becoming a writer. Next time!