To readers, friends (?), bookshops, &c.,
I have just learned that depending on where one orders my Christmas novella about Williamsburg, it is a coin-toss whether one has my name, book title, and press upon the spine. One ordering from Barnes and Noble, for instance, has the correctly printed work; but then one ordering from Amazon receives a book with an empty spine. There is nothing that can be done without stultifying the availability of the work. In order to amend this situation, I offer anyone with a blank spine a personal designed edition, the spine etched in cursive with lightly hued ink, for free. For such a copy or copies, write to jwdn[@]upenn.edu.