Saturday, November 26, 2011


One of the things that fell through the cracks with the publication of Cataclysm: Return of the Gods is that the Acknowledgements page I had written was left out.  My fault, unfortunately.  To that end, I'd like to reproduce it here for the purpose of giving the appreciation I feel some bandwidth.


There’s simply no way this novel would have happened were I left to my own devices. Thus, more than a few acknowledgements are in order.

First and foremost, to my beloved, the family’s creative yin to my yang, the undisputed expert on strong women and their reactions to husbands’ hijinks, and my most avid reader and chief supporter—my wife, Heidelinde—a great big, warm thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To my editor, Debra Ginsberg, I send thanks for pressing through a first manuscript at a record pace. She made such a huge difference in the work with her comments and suggestions.

To all my readers, who gave me a smattering of some of the best advice I’ve ever received: Jaime, Doug, Lisa, Rebecca, Broog, Elena, and my beautiful sis-in-law Sarah. You guys rock!

To my daughter Jessa, thank you for your unquestioned support despite being banished from the living room for months while I needed space to write.

Finally, thank you to Trestle Press and Giovanni Gelati for believing in my work enough to put your brand on it.


  1. Happy to help, Steve, and congratulations again on the publishing of your first novel!!!:-)



  2. It was great fun!!!! I'm so happy for you to have reached this dream--- cross one off the bucket list! I can't wait to see more of your writing!!!!