Thursday, September 30, 2010
It was to this scrapbook that I returned in late March of this year, when I received word that I would be inducted into the Radnor High School Hall of Fame this coming November. The news came as an utter surprise to me. Few honors have moved me so thoroughly; few upcoming events have been anticipated so eagerly. I loved my high school and I've placed some of my own stories, including Undercover, within a reimagined version of it. At Radnor, I had an English teacher who cared, who set me on the path that I am now on. That very same English teacher, Dr. Maryanne Caporaletti, will introduce me during the induction ceremonies, where I will be joined by Lee Daniels, the director/producer behind such films as Precious and Monster Ball; Christopher Goutman, currently the head writer of As the World Turns; Paul R. Michel, a federal judge; the theologian, John Galloway; the musician/producer Andy Mark; the international banker Charlie Ryan; the football star Chris Sydnor; and the family of Eygptologist Henry George Fischer. Previous Radnor High Hall of Famers include David Brooks, Sally Bedell Smith, Janis Grant Berenstain, and Anna Moffo.
Pamela Sedor of Radnor Memorial Library has offered to make this moment in my life even more special by setting aside the evening of November 16th at 7:30 PM for what will be my first reading from Dangerous Neighbors. I'll talk as well about my years at Radnor and about what is next in my writing life. I hope those of you who live near can join us.