Working title: The Brakan Correspondent Date I finished the first version of the outline: 4/27/03 Date I finished the first version of Chapter One: 6/16/03 Final word count: 301,280 A very public thanks to my wife Karen, my son Jacob, and my readers: Ben, Debi, Edwin, and Maureen. You too, Gabriele! Thank you all for your love and support. The rest of you can read the blurb here. D.