Twenty-five years later

When journalist Bill DeYoung moved to Savannah and started writing I thought it couldn’t possibly be the same person from the Gainesville Sun — where I wrote obituaries and feature stories as an intern — who made a tape (whoa! what’s a tape?) for me of great tunes, a tape that meticulously included artist and name of song. Sure enough. What a prodigious writer, entertaining singer and incredibly competent actor. Here we are with our respective books at a local author’s day at the Book Lady, Bill holding mine, “The Dirt on Jane,” and me holding his new book, “Skyway, the true story of Tampa Bay’s signature bridge and the man who brought it down,” a really good read.

Me and Bill and our books.