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Debbi, as we wrap up the final steps in the cover design and publishing of my book The Second Profile, I want to be sure and thank you again for your help along the way. Not only did you do a great job in the design of the dust cover for my book, but you also held my hand along the way as I went back and forth with the self publishing company on various edits and then the subsequent printing of the book. Thanks again !!~ Robert Buuck, Author, The Second Profile