Mark Twain House ceremony

Couldn’t have been a better time. Such an honor (see the award there on the table?). And, wow, to share a stage, even just for one conversation, with David Baldacci. Guy’s smart, a solid writer, and’s just a good dude:

[ both pics by editor (and photographer) extraordinare Joe Monti ]

Some more, late-showing-up pics:

(and, no, this white shirt—I never wear white shirts—didn’t survive the night / ended up with a couple stains on it)