Jacob M. Appel, author of “Amazing Things Are Happening Here”

This is a collection of short stories. They features a missing psychiatric patient, a disgruntled alligator wrestler, a whale watch gone wrong and a love triangle set against the backdrop of John B. Anderson’s failed presidential campaign. The late Congressman John B. Anderson (who really did run for president against Cater and Reagan in 1980) actually read the story several years ago and sent me a kind note about it.