This project is one that is near to my heart, not only because of the people whom it addresses (the children coming across the river) but because of what it has represented for us as a challenge to complete. Many times i felt that perhaps we would falter and fall short on our intention to publish this particular edition with the Central American Refugee crisis as its central theme.
It was always on the back of my mind, pressing on the discouraging belief that perhaps we would not be able to resurrect our beloved "LOST" anthology, which Isaac and I started planning in 1998 and then publishing in 2004.
But, of course, those are anxieties that are natural to creators when you don't have the final product in hand. For now we can put them aside and focus on the proof copy before us. I can say with certainty that everyone who contributed art, literature, and in any other way toward this publication will be very pleased by the result.
We hope to be able to unveil the final product by this coming September, 2016 barring any unexpected issues.
Thank you to all who have been patient with us while we finalize this project. And another great thanks to those who submitted and contributed to our effort. We hope to see you all at the book release.