In writing about my novel ABE & ANN, Martha mentions Lincoln's humility. I sure have learned some humility over the years, and I'm grateful for the kind attention to my book. I think growing up in sweet little Beaver Falls gave me some insight into how Abraham Lincoln, far from a big city boy, saw the world. Beaver Falls was small, but it had -- and has -- like LIncoln's frontier woods -- direct access to the stars. As for whether or not I was romantic in my school years, what Beaver Falls boy wasn't, with all those wonderful girls everywhere! Now as for knowing how to act romantic, that's a different story. They didn't teach that at St. Mary's, did they Bernie?