|'To put it into a single phrase: Wabash opened my eyes. There’s something about this place and the people who taught us that stays with me to this day. When I am working on a story I am constantly drawing on the knowledge I gained here, right here. When I write I have a body of knowledge, a reservoir that was filled right here, the seeds were sown here, and they continue to bloom like perennials all these years later. I would not be as successful, indeed I would not be as happy without the foundation that this school gave me.'