In the throes of writing and editing, a writer sometimes neglects her website and blog. When I finished the manuscript for Of Ships last December, I should have posted the news here as part of the hooping and hollering that ensued. I should have profusely thanked my readers Kay, Teresa, and Rebecca for their thoughtful, thorough, and insightful advice and comments. I am equally grateful to my mentor Deborah, who constantly inspires and dispenses wisdom. At least as much gratitude goes to my friends Kathy and Candace for their patience, humor, and understanding. Sure, you write alone, but underneath is an intricate ecosystem of support and infrastructure. I hope to have many more chances to recognize these folks, and others too, as this adventure continues.