This project has been an incredible journey for me as an author. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to research and study Thomas Jefferson's life. The more I learned about him, the more I wanted to know. He was an endlessly fascinating and complex man. As a storyteller, I wanted to make his iconic image more human, thus more approachable.
Many thanks to Carol and Frank Daniels III for their vision and leadership on this book. With great appreciation, I acknowledge the outstanding exchange of ideas and collaboration that made this all possible. A special thank you to Frank for his editing and meticulous suggestions
Finally, this book is dedicated to my wonderful family, Bagley, Ellie and Susanna who have always supported my passion for writing. I appreciate everything you do for me!