I live in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, which is just as beautiful as it sounds. A few years ago, after I got laid off from a job I hated anyway, I attended a few semesters at my local community college. The teachers were wonderful, and encouraged me to keep writing. In fact, my novel is set in a community college very like Lord Fairfax, except that it’s a transported castle from England and has ghosts. It’s a little bit like Terry Pratchett and a little bit like Jasper Fforde, if those great writers are familiar to any of you. But mostly like me, I hope!