Ron W. of Huron, Ohio is the first person to purchase my book and it isn't even published yet. Ron and his wife, Mary own a sail loft and it was the inspiration behind my main character, Rusty's boarthouse where he built the rumrunner. Ron and Mary were the ones who told me about the Old Wooden Boat Show (now called the All Classics Festival Show) years ago. With Ron's knowledge and love of Huron, the lake and its history, it made him a good candidate to read my advanced reader's copy. If I could please Ron and his wife Mary, I would then know I hit a home run with satisfying those who know and love Lake Erie. Ron said I nailed it, and that means a lot to me. Thank you, Ron and Mary.