A visit to Sandy Hook, plus “Streaks of Blue” newspaper story and book signing coming up …

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Republican-American photo chief Bob Falcetti and I took a drive to Sandy Hook yesterday. We paid a visit to the solemn and beautiful “Rock of Angels” memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It sits in a peaceful location behind St. John Episcopal Church. The 20 children’s names have a different color for every letter within the hearts. The six teachers’ names are inside the angel. Fittingly, it was a very gray day as Bob took this photo, which will run with Alan Bisbort’s story on the book. The article will run in the Arts section of the Sunday Republican on Nov. 24. I also have a book discussion and signing planned for Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road, Washington, Conn. Not only will I be donating half of my proceeds to the Newtown Memorial Fund, but Hickory Stick owner Fran Kielty said her shop will make a donation to a Newtown-related charity as well.

If you want a paperback of the book and want to visit an awesome book shop out in the country, there are five copies of “Streaks of Blue” on Hickory Stick’s shelves right now. If those sell out, I’ll supply more. And I’ll bring a whole bunch with me on Dec. 1. Hope to see you there.

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