Outbreak is a book of science and history. Any errors are my responsibility. Still, no book is created alone. I am grateful to the many people who helped with this one. Marion Weber helped me design the handsome dummy I used to pitch this idea to Crown Books for Young Readers. The San Juan
Library’s interlibrary loan program was my essential research tool. Paul Chadwick provided insightful critiques of my illustrations. Trudy Loucks, the couturier at San Juan Community Theatre, provided me with the props and costumes I used to make these paintings. Daniel and Judy Finn, Fred and Xiao Fei Yockers, Marsha Rachlin, Elizabeth Pratt, Randy Hill, Ben White, Tom Holzhauser, Ladd Holroy, my wife Rebecca, my daughter Wynn, and my son Parks were my gracious models.