Years ago, I had the privilege of publishing a short story by Wells Tower in the first issue of nowCulture.com’s print annual, NC1. At the time, he lived in New Orleans, and my girlfriend (now wife) and I rocketed down to the Big Easy from Philadelphia in our classic, armor-plated superbox ’88 Volvo. I got together with him for lunch one day, and he told me some of the funniest writer war stories I’ve heard. I’ve followed his career since with great interest, including the recent appearance of one of his short stories in the New Yorker. I can’t recommend him highly enough, and, though I am no longer in touch with him, I recommend his new book to E-Versers everywhere.