Women of Summer was never about money; it was about theme and message and giving a personally crafted gift to the reader. The gift graciously given to me is more valuable than money: kindness and appreciation for the book. I have received countless e-mails, calls and letters mentioning “the poetic nature” of the language, many praising The Prologue. Some thanked me for portraying masculine friendship as I did; some cited page numbers and wrote their favorite quotes (such as “. . . his sexuality, that great equalizer of men.”); and more than one man has written that he could have fallen in love with Jeanette Moore. Thunder has been mentioned affectionately as much as the other characters. When I read “I couldn’t put it down” or “a real page turner” or “it made me cry” or “I was touched,” my heart warmed, and I was touched. Many have asked for a sequel, and invariably I get suggestions for dealing with Bentley in a second work. With much relief after going out on the proverbial limb, and with humility and gratitude, I hope to start soon.