This week the APOL tour hit Upstate New York, where its first port of call was Boldt Castle, one of the area’s major landmarks, on Heart Island. Begun in 1900, destined to become one of the largest private homes in the United States, it was, sadly, never completed.
Unlike Boldt Castle, A Person of Letters was completed, a fact of which APOL is intent on informing the world. Embarking from Heart Island, it’s cover showing the steely blue determination it has become famous for, it set off in search of readers in the Thousand Islands archipelago. “One down, nine hundred and ninety-nine to go,” it was heard telling a friendly crewman.
Note: “APOL” is the anthropomorphic version of my satirical novel A Person of Letters, which has gone on tour without me (with a wink and a nod to magical realism). Follow APOL’s quixotic world tour here or on my Facebook Author Page, and read about all of APOL’s (mis)adventures in sequence on this tour archive. For information about the book, go to Martin Scribler Media.