I am indebted to many people for their help and support with “The
Magic of Many.”
To begin with, I thank all my dear friends who read the book and offered
advice. I thank Catherine Mahoney, Karin Broeker, Jane Ross, Dianne
Fergusson, Jessica Ham, Annabelle Fisher, and Joan Treis. I especially
thank Jill Leroy Coombs and Deb Wiley for their detailed editorial notes
and comments. The book is much more readable, more logical, and more
interesting because of their excellent suggestions.
The book would not have the visual impact that it has without the
beautiful photographs. The exceptional photographs of my sculpture
in flower settings were taken by Jim Roese from Philadelphia, PA.
His website is www.JimRoese.com. Most of these photographs were
taken at the magnificent Philadelphia International Flower Show when
my faeries were featured in show gardens. I thank the Pennsylvania
Horticultural Society and Jamie Rothstein for that honor. Their websites
are www.FlowerShow.org and www.JamieRothstein.com. I also thank
Ed Lindemann and Sam Lemheney, former and current Show Designers,
and Jane Pepper and Drew Becker, former and current Presidents of
the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Finally, I thank Tom and Karen
Snyder of the Netherlands American Bulb Association for their support.
One photograph of Eve looking at a number of faeries dancing in a
faerie circle was taken by Ben L. Kaufman at the Cincinnati Flower Show
sponsored by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. I especially thank
Gayle, Sue, Bobbie, Marge, and Ben of the Cincinnati Master Gardeners
who designed the garden and Julie Weinel, the flower show horticultural designer.
The beautiful photographs of my sculpture with dark backgrounds
were taken by David Egan from Baltimore, MD. His website is www.DavidEgan.com.
I took the photographs of nature and of faeries on black material.
I am grateful to Diana George (my favorite "Little Faerie Dancer") for her love of faeries and
to all the Spadies, wherever they may roam.
I also thank my book designer Sandy Watts of the Wein Press who turned
an interesting story with wonderful photographs into a beautiful faerie
tale book. Her website is www.WeinPress.com.