Acknowledgements

I would like to express my gratitude to the many people who saw me through my book – GATEKEEPERS OF THE GRAPEVINE.

My unendingly supportive husband Richard, and children, Alice and Andrew who made me believe I could actually write a book.

My sister Laura who read the very first draft and kept fact checking to make sure the story remained rooted in South Africa.

The B&N writing group without who this book would not have seen the light of day: Lisa, who generously shared her knowledge and never stopped encouraging me.

Maria and Carolyn who gave up their time to read and edit.

Jen, who stopped me from hitting delete on several occasions, and Joanne, Cindy and Martha who motivated me in so many ways.

Also thanks to Wendy who started me on this path.

And the ladies of Chapter 1 for their unwavering confidence in me.

And finally to my own personal webmaster who tirelessly handled the daunting logistics of ePublishing. You made it possible.

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