Cousins, nieces, nephews, in laws, it's been a busy month at Arrindell Arms, which is what my husband likes to call our little apartment, which this year has been host to more family members and friends than usual. That's what happens when you have a big close family and a spare room in a convenient part of the city. The visits of the last two weeks were well timed for me; I had a lull in my work schedule, which is now picking up again. The proposal sold well. The agent was diligent and full of grace. The subject was charismatic and true to herself. The words on the page were well received. And so you will find me right here over the next several months, endeavoring to write a book that justifies the publisher's faith. I'm feeling so grateful in this moment for my abundant blessings, not the least of which, indeed the most of which, is my family.