Cruel Whispers is dedicated to my mother, Ruth Gardinier, deceased September 3, 2004.
A Special Thank You to My Number One Fan
I would like to thank my number one fan, Joshua Carl Blair, for all of his marketing abilities, the love that he gives so easily, and, most of all, for being the cutest dolphin lover I know.
A thank you to my best friend, Debbie Blair, for her never-ending faith in me; a friend who didn't quite start out that way, one who decided my food was better than hers, and one who I grew to love like a sister.
To thank an editor, who has turned into a dear friend is simply not enough. I have deeply felt gratitude for author/editor Terri Ann Arrmstrong, who has helped me more times that I can count.