To students and alumni of Southern Methodist University, Dartmouth College, University of the Pacific, University of Rochester, and University of Dreams. Each letter of yours that I critiqued taught me much. Now I share these lessons through this book and the samples within. Thanks for all that you have taught me, for allowing me to teach others, and for the continued honor of working with you.
To Justin and Jordan. You two will always be the focus of my love and pride. I hope that whenever you wish, you will able to share your unique talents with others through cover letters, resumes, and interviews. And I pray that all of your career and life dreams will come true. While books are gifts I share with many, you are the legacy that your mother, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, greatuncles, and I give to all.