One of the nicest parts of working on The Class of '65 was visiting Greg Wittkamper at his home in the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The closest town of any size, Lewisburg, holds a literary festival every summer and has invited Jim to speak about the book with Greg, who has lived in the area for four decades. The talk will be held in the charming town's Carnegie Hall, a smaller cousin of the Carnegie Hall. Which raises the inevitable question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, of course -- but it also helps to write a book about a local hero.