Nancy brought me some more pictures and other memorabilia which I'll make into a web album later. Just for now, I'll post these four pictures that particularly appealed to me.
This first one, from Christmas 1957, is Nancy and her Grandma . I adore the saddle shoes and bobby sox, as well as the typical teenage look of boredom.
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Another welcome visitor was Larry Suttles -- who won in a raffle, the chance to name a character in Dark Season. As I noted in the acknowledgments of that book, Larry asked that I use the name of his late father, James Suttles. The little he told me about his father inspired the figure of the mystical, perhaps eternal, figure that Elizabeth encounters up on Max Patch.
Larry was very pleased with the character I dreamed up to carry his father's name. And I was delighted to hear that he was pleased. I'm very fond of that character and plan to bring him back in a later book.