Stories come from somewhere; no one knows where. And that is the wonder of the writer—her need, not just ability, to go where most people don’t, and see what fewer people do. It took us some brainstorming, but the view was unanimous that the title of this book had to be The Green Door. The door through which the writer ventures into a world of her own and the door through which a book as splendid as this one arrives. Step through the door, live the lives of the characters and feel their ups and downs. Read and relish these brilliantly crafted stories.