To quote another fine New Jersey artist — oh what a night! I live in the wonderful town of Washington in beautiful Warren County, and I can literally walk to the Warren County Community College. This was my second reading, and I read most of the first chapter to keep it around twenty minutes, but that’s not all — I got to share the stage with the students who won the 2009 Warren County High School Fiction and Poetry Contests. Plus we were also celebrating the release of Ars Poetica, the art/literary magazine of the college, so many of the authors who were published in the journal got up to read as well. Professor BJ Ward was the master of ceremonies, and he gave me an introduction that I didn’t deserve (which didn’t stop me from accepting it with great thanks). It was an evening of literary community in my very home town, and I couldn’t have been more proud.