Elizabeth "fatima" Bales, for her patience and criticism, her skills as an editor patient enough to sift through my initial writing, and her screams when I leave the possible ground too obviously.
Caro von Totth, for first criticism and discussions about the scenes while they were written, and the beautiful frontispiece. She helped a lot to improve the weirder paragraphs in this story.
...and countless other people nudging me on to finally publish this!
It took only about fifteen years.