Art: Britton Sukys

I don’t stand to inherit a great family fortune, but I used to console myself that I have a wealth of family stories. If times got hard, I thought, I’ll just write a book and cash in on the amazing tales of my ancestors. Because writers are known for being rich.

Lucky for me, I found myself in need of money recently. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to transform my legacy into riches, so I called on my ancestors to help me bring their lives to a public that needed to hear it. I had heard the stories so many times, I can repeat them as well as I can the Apostles’ Creed.