I have finished modifying the layout for Crumbling Spirit to make it more readable. Then I added the following to the author's note at the end, which makes an interesting connection between this book and my most recent:
The last boy to write a letter to Julia in this story is Mark White. It might interest the reader to know that Mark White is a major character in another book I have written. The story, entitled Out of the Wind, is a fictionalized account of my experiences in the May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri, EF5 tornado. Mark White is one of the five narrators in Out of the Wind. Perhaps it is because of Julia’s correspondence with him, that 16 years later, Mark is a paramedic who has moved from his home in Catoosa to the Joplin area where he becomes spontaneously involved in the recovery work that follows such a major disaster.