Two days ago, Publisher Ethan Yarbrough of Iron Twine Press walked through my front door with a medium-sized box under his arm. I knew what was coming. This moment was a decade in the making. As I pulled the first flap back and then the second, a moment of emotion gave me pause. It felt like unwrapping that childhood Christmas present you’ve been asking for at least three years in a row. I removed the packing paper and carefully pulled out the contents. These 20 advanced copies (including press copy #1 being presented to the Busatti family on 5/17) represent a new path I’m eager to walk. Tommorow, I’ll back into the loading dock at DCG One and move the other 980 copies into a waiting Toyota SUV. Let this ride begin.