If we had only known how much work it would be to put on a book festival we… would most likely do it all over again. It is a gargantuan effort but at the end we get to accumulate a few more signatures for the car 😉

The first in 2012 was the amazing Jack Gantos, who did a wicked cool skull on my driver’s side door.

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Next was poet Sophie C

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My shy favorite teacher of all time, novelist and memoirist Peter Scott:

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Poet and lyricist Wyn Cooper:

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The island’s tallest author and U2 fan, Peter Brace:

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And one of my very favorite friends slash authors, J.R. Moehringer:

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Who I had just seen in NYC at Book Expo a week earlier on stage with Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith. Image