Chains and Memory could not have become a reality without the support of my Kickstarter backers. Their names are included at the end of the novel.

Apart from that, I owe thanks to Alyc Helms, who helped me solve a major plot problem when I realized my original solution wouldn’t work. Sherwood Smith beta-read the book; Deborah Ross proofread it; Chris Dolley formatted it; and Amy Sterling Casil designed the cover, with art by Avery Liell-Kok. Peadar Ó Guilín assisted with the Irish Gaelic. Erin Smith helped me decide where my characters should live and work in D.C.; Charles Petit answered a question about security on the National Mall; Juatin explained the legislative process to me, and Adrienne Lipoma gave invaluable guidance on the judicial side.