The first event was a book signing at Borders Bookstore in Birmingham, MI. The author was none other than James Martin who wrote Push Not the River and Against a Crimson Sky. I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging a speaker he was. He talked for the better part of an hour about his history as a writer and the various trials and tribulations that he went through to get his books published. It was fascinating to learn about his visit to Poland and several of the towns mentioned in PNTR. He was charming, funny, and very comfortable with the crowd. It appears that he has developed a real fondness for Poland and it's history. The crowd certainly enjoyed themselves. I was very pleased to learn that Mr. Martin is working on a third book which will pick up where Against a Crimson Sky left off and complete a trilogy of historical novels set in Poland. Yeah!