PERFECT FEAR: Acknowledgments

Reprinted from Perfect Fear (released by Heraklid Books, July 5, 2012)

Cover of Perfect Fear: Four Tales of Terror, by Richard Poe

FIRST and foremost, I thank my wife Marie, who stood by me when others turned their backs; who believed in Perfect Fear when it was only a dream; and who helped shape this book with sure and confident insight.

To Jeff Bezos, founder of, I extend my heartfelt gratitude, for giving authors like me a real alternative. Grateful thanks to all the good folks at Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace.

Very special thanks go to Jennifer Basye Sander and Vanessa Perez, my former editor and art director respectively, from the good old days at Prima and Random House. Thank you for being there when I needed you most, and for helping me transform Perfect Fear from dream to reality.

Thanks also to Kelly and Rob, Masako and Dominik, Frank Martinez, and many others too numerous to name.

I offer a special prayer of thanks to St. Jude, help of the hopeless, and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom this work is consecrated. I offer praise and homage to the Blessed Mother, my Patroness, under her special titles of Our Lady of Fatima and Panagia ti Giatrissa, the Healing Virgin of Mani.

Reprinted from Perfect Fear (released by Heraklid Books, July 5, 2012)