I am Theresa Handrahan, author of the Agent Zug series.  Though Zug is a purely fictional character, she has been an effective alter ego for me—a way to address many trials that I faced in real life and did not handle satisfactorily.  She is a caricature of me: angrier, sharper tongued, harder drinking, more impulsive.  Unlike me, she has not been tempered by age, experience, and satisfaction.  But she is the strongest version of me.  Our lives intersect on so many paths that I cannot distinguish between us in my mind, and these intersections between me and my cartoon agent are my 4th Dimension.

definition of the 4th dimension

Thanks to the Butchers and the Builders for this fierce old west theme song.