To my readers: The last year has probably been the hardest of my life. My mother died very unexpectedly in late May, my grandmother (her mother) is deep in the throes of Alzheimer's, and I'm looking for a new job and a new place to live. Right now I'm just trying to keep my head above water, and that doesn't leave me with a lot of time or energy to do the thing I love most—write. I can't say when my stories will be updated; all I can say is that I think of both stories often—every day, in fact. I want to continue them, and I do plan on continuing them. I just need to figure out my own life before I can devote myself to my characters and their lives once more. Thank you for all your support. It means more to me than you will ever know.