Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hello All,

I don't know if I ever posted this. If not, shame on me. Last summer I had the great pleasure and honor of interviewing David Adams Richards, one of my favorite writers, when he passed through town touring his book, Crimes Against My Brother (which is typically awesome). So I sat down in the publisher's office with him and we kibbitzed for some time. It was a thrill for me.


All best, Craig.


  1. Mr. Davidson,

    I imagine you don't remember me. However, I imagine you remember (or I hope you do, anyway) the book reading and signing you did in Brooklyn last summer at a little place called BookCourt.

    I was the average-looking twenty-year-old sitting in the audience, and afterwards, I went up to talk to you. I told you that you had more or less inspired me to start, and then continue, writing. You gave me some words of encouragement while I was there. Allow me to paraphrase you: "The beauty of writing is that it allows people to connect across oceans and borders."

    Well, the beauty of internet commenting is the same, and I thought I'd chime in to let you know that your inspiration and my effort has finally paid off. I received word today that one of my stories will be published this coming summer. This is a first for me.

    Anyway, I just wanted to remind you that to some kid from New Jersey, your writing means something incredible. Thank you so much!

  2. Hey, sure I remember you! Great to hear that things are going well with your writing. It's that first one that is often the toughest—the breakthrough piece, as they say. So congrats on clearing that hurdle and all the best for whatever lays ahead!

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