I thank the late Charles Y. Nakamura, Emeritus Professor UCLA Department of Psychology, for steadfastly standing by and encouraging me through many years until his passing; N. Ray, Senior Editor, New Business America, for appreciating my talent and investing precious time in my support; J.J. Dahl, Esq., Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney, for going from employer to the most accessible, supportive friend one can ever have; Carol Diesl, Book Club President, for being a most enthusiastic champion of my work; and Karen A. Clark, my mentor and angel who watches over me. I am enriched by each of them and grateful.
I praise my husband for bearing with me throughout the years. His life would be easier if I could live without writing.
I thank the late Norman Garey, attorney, for believing in my talent; Shirley Barchi for getting the ball rolling for me; attorney Robert H. Thau and before him the late Dr. Frances Jane Hynds whose command of the English language strongly influenced me; more recently, Karen Clark, Carol Diesl and Bibbi Farashian who gave me their precious time, encouragement, support and educated observations without sitting in judgment of the work.
I thank my mentors whose words of advice shaped my professional thinking: the late Harry Bernsen who guided me with his all encompassing vision; Sidney Sheldon who emphasized creation of memorable moments; and television’s George Eckstein, E. Jack Neuman and Michael Gleason who stressed the use of necessary pointers of dramatization. I learned from all of them. I am grateful.
I also acknowledge my husband whose life would be much easier if I were not a writer.
"I could not live if I could not write."
~ Katherine (MK) Mitchell