“Can I write ass on my arm?” Stuart asked.

“Of course,” I said.

When I met Stuart, he looked strong. Run-a-marathon and lift-the-next-day strong.

About three months before he died, Stuart’s publisher, Blue Rider Press, reached out to me about how much he and the team liked his portrait and if I’d be interested in having it be on the cover.

I’d agreed to a licensing budget before he died and directed it to the V foundation, named after Jim Valvano an famous basketball coach who also passed away to cancer.

After Stuart’s death, I asked if the publisher could double the licensing fee to be directed to the V foundation. They agreed.

It’s my honor to have Dear World be a part of his legacy. I hope you order your copy of his book too.