Saturday, October 07, 2006

Homer Hickam Visits Tamarack

It isn't every day that I get to meet a real West Virginia hero, but yesterday I did! Homer Hickam signed his books at Tamarack and, of course, I assisted with crowd control. I forgot to tell Homer that I'm a writer, too. I have written my story about how I came to live at Tamarack. It may not be as good as "Rocket Boys", but it's a pretty exciting story in its own way. Do you know that Homer comes back to West Virginia every year for the October Sky Festival in Coalwood? Maybe someday they will invite me to visit.