Nearly 200 attended the book launch event on Friday evening, November 14 at CSS. It was a festive evening with ample opportunity for socializing, book signing and a fun program. Tom Wilkowski put to tune all verses of my poem, "Cooler Near the Lake," (hence the title of my book) and I talked about my writing and read a couple of picks from my book: "Call of the Child" and The Game of Hockey is a Lot Like Life–Stupid." Tony Dierckins, author of Crossing the Canal–and my publisher, presented visuals along with a fascinating history about the canal and bridge, including interesting folk lore. It was wonderful that so many of you could come and help me celebrate the launching of my book on a busy Friday evening. I was kept pretty occupied signing books and give my apologies to those of you who missed visiting with me. Thank you to all who came and helped to make this book launch a success. Thanks too to Tony and his professional crew who orchestrated it all. The book is officially launched and the holiday book signing season begins. Hope to see you at your favorite bookstore in the weeks coming up! Catch these pictures below of this fine event.