What began on January 25th, 2004 as a blog to stay in touch with our friends on native soil is about to become a complete volume of literary work. Miracles in Montanare: Ten Years in Tuscany, or the idea of writing a book in general, has been a core life goal of mine since 1987. As we near the finish line of this endeavor, I’m finding the writing was actually the easy part. With a heavy investment at stake, each decision has financial and time implications. I’m grateful to have two fabulous advocates as co-pilots on this project. Publisher Ethan Yarbrough of Iron Twine Press and Book Designer Sonja Gerard have both invested an incredible amount of professional and creative equity, for which I am grateful. Be careful what you wish for, it might come true!