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Collective Obsessions Saga is dedicated to those who
were patient and supportive during the seemingly endless years-long creative
process: my darling mother Joyce O'Toole (who read everything I ever wrote),
to my first husband Jerry Dalton for his encouragement, Raphael Serebreny (my first editor from
whom I learned much), Terrie Balmer from Club Lighthouse Publishing for
giving all eight books in the saga a chance, and to my ever-loving yet
"Collective Obsessions" Poem (intro page):
(C)Deborah O'Toole. Original poem published
in Torn Bits & Pieces
by Deborah O'Toole; also featured at the end of Megan's
Legacy by Deidre Dalton. Used with permission.
Maine: An Explorers
Guide by Christina Tree and K.W. Oxnard; 11th Edition, 2003;
Published by the Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vermont.
Lighthouse Families by Bruce Roberts;
Crane Hill Publishers, 1997; Re: Lighthouse keeper's probationary
appointment form in The Advent.
The Maine Atlas &
Gazetteer 27th Edition, 2004; DeLorme Maps, Mapping Software, GPS
Receivers & GIS Software.
Dr. Claudia Kroll (medical advice in storyline)
Sheila Domon, Attorney (legal advice in
Stasia Warren, RN
(medical advice in The Twilight)
proved invaluable in my research while writing the
Collective Obsessions Saga. Blending true facts with fiction is a habit of
mine, adding miscellaneous tidbits here and there which may seem casual but are
actually carefully crafted.
And much thanks to
Without it, I wouldn't have been able to create the
Larkin-Sullivan Family Tree. The software, along with a text spreadsheet,
helped me organize and keep consistent technical relationships between fictional
characters through the generations, along with images, historical notations,
birthdates, marriage and divorce dates, death dates and other pertinent
information. The most handy tool in the software was the "find relationship
with" feature, which allowed me to click on one name in the family tree and find
his/her relationship with any other name on the list in an instant.
To view a full list
of resources, click here (PDF, 487 KB).
The Twain Shall Meet,
Enthrallment, The Keeper's
Journal, Hearts Desires,
and Megan's Legacy.
Cover Art: Webs Divine
Crossings and the
Larkin Community Cookbook.
Cover, buttons and
intro page graphic for the Collective Obsessions web site are based on an
artistic rendering by Rosabella (re: Night Shadow). The specific images
will not be used in official end-product book cover art, nor will they be
utilized as such in the future.
Midi-music (intro page):
courtesy of the MIDI Zone.
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