I extend special thanks to

 Tree of Books image by Margaret Panofsky

first readers: my daughter, Jessica Underwood Varma and Ann Abruzzo, Mary McGann, Catherine Sullivan, and Charles Waddington

pre-publication reviewer: Alex McIe

cover art: Stephen Kaldon

language assistance: Professor Harry Oosahwee, Cherokee language expert; and Mirjam Frank, Steven Freygood, Jeremy Lin, Trinidad Montalva, Jack Peisach, and André Wilson

art assistance: Mireya Herrera

and profound thanks to

Deb and Phil Harris of All Things That Matter Press

and to Steven Freygood and my brother, Richard Panofsky.