I haven’t edited BACK OF BEYOND since school began in September. Being a 4th grade teacher, I’ve always found it very difficult to write during the first three months of the school year. This wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t use the same parts of my brain in teaching as I do in writing, but with winter break here I am finally able to work on BACK OF BEYOND. Here’s to getting through a chunk of it before the new year. Thank you for you patience.