i didn't want to edit the picture in the memory of mary katherine

Confession: Not only do I want to say a big thank you to William Joyce for giving us the wonderful world of the Guardians, but also to the late Mary Katherine Joyce for telling her father about the Guardians. Without her, we would never have gotten to know and love them the way we do now. Thank you, Mary Katherine.

Confession: I finally received my copy of the novels today. Who would’ve thought the dedication at the front to William Joyce’s children would make me well up in tears all over again - “To Jack Joyce, a fine, upstanding rascal. And to his sister, Mary Katherine, who was fierce, fun and kind.”