Many thanks to my nephew, Will Allan of Wrentham MA. for his support and contribution to my book. When I wrote about my father's experiences as a young adult, I drew upon my own experiences at that age to bring depth to the character, but I also factored in the personalities of my many nephews on both sides of my family. A writer can never have too many sources of inspiration.
Thanks Will, for reading "The Crossings" for your Language Arts class and for telling your friends about it. I'll appreciate your help on my next book.