For personal reasons (a ridiculously full teaching schedule and being recently put in charge of a bi-annual local conference and ongoing project), I am no longer able to reply to reviews and questions. But that said, I wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to EVERYBODY for the wonderful feedback and kind words that have been sent my way since the completion of this story in August 2009. I do still check my messages about once every 1-2 weeks and read *every* review. I just have too many to reply to anymore, but I didn't want anyone to think I was ignoring her/him in particular, or didn't appreciate readers taking time to leave a review. Writing this story was tons of fun and I'm thrilled readers seem to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the chance to write it. I can't tell you how flattering that is!!! As I used to reply to all reviews, I feel a little badly about this decision, but work has been requiring virtually all of my time since the new (academic) year began.
Best to all of you in 2010 and beyond!