First, I would like to thank Shelley Kronzek for her faith in me. Without her support, this book would never have been started with me at the helm, and certainly would never have been completed properly. Her motivational skills are unsurpassed, and she truly is a great person.
I'd also like to thank Scott Mitchell, for his help in getting this thing together, and for providing me with no-holds-barred criticism. This book was made immensely stronger by his help.
I couldn't forget to thank my other friends at Sams: Jim Terral, Elizabeth Finney, and all my other editors. You all were unbelievably patient with me, and the experience of working with you has enriched me.
A big thanks goes to my friends and family, for being patient while I was holed up trying to hit deadlines. Chris Assenza, without whom my writing career wouldn't be existent; the Saravia family (Carlos, Anita, Carlos Jr., and even Walter!) for putting me up (and eating my leftovers); Angie, Daniel, Austin, and Kaylee Canary for being the best of friends; Liz and Doug Miller just because; and many, many others.