This book would not have been possible without the support and kindness of many people. I’d like to thank David Blakesley for entertaining the original proposal and encouraging me to submit it to the Perspectives on Writing Series. Huge thank you to Sue McLeod and Mike Palmquist for believing in this project from the start and for their patient and thoughtful guidance throughout the publication process. Thank you to the anonymous reviewers for their detailed and constructive feedback, which helped tremendously in reining in a wild-horse of an early draft. And special thanks to Paul Rogers, my west-coast brother in spirit. Many energizing conversations with Paul helped me to perform essential fine-tunings for clarity, precision, and purposefulness throughout the book.
Finally, thank you will never be enough Pat Marks, Teagan Decker, Anis Bawarshi, Juan Guerra, George Dillon, Gail Stygall, and Will Hochman for opening the gates and allowing me in.