"Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense." -- Rod Machado
A note from E.J.
My brother, Will, is a veteran cross-country truck driver. This book is a true account, expressed in the form of real letters, between Will and his family and friends; mostly myself. He describes the crazy stuff he not only witnessed, but perpetrated on the road. Letters from the Road is really about the joy of life, and taking your fun where you find it.
While editing this book, there were SO many times I had to stop what I was doing, and just laugh. This book is FULL of wonderful memories and genuinely funny moments. It is our sincere hope that you all enjoy this labor of love as much as my brother and I enjoyed living through it and writing about it. -- E.J. Wilson
About the Cover
I did all the cover art myself. I wanted it to look like we had taken Will's cards and letters and scattered them on a table and just taken a picture of them. It would have been nice and easy if we could have done that.
They ARE images of the actual cards and letters, which are reproduced in the book, which I had stored on floppy disc. The problem was the originals were all lost in a tragic moving accident. SO I painstakingly, over twenty hours, created that effect by digitally rotating the images, one by one, and placing them on top of each other, with parts of them transparent, so it looks like they are just tossed on the table.
The center photo is the only surviving picture of my brother with his first truck. The person next to him WOULD have been his trainer, Jeff. We could not locate Jeff to get his permission to use his face on our cover, so I transplanted my face onto his body. To me and Will, it's a VERY funny inside joke. Now you know, but don't tell anyone. -- E.J.