Glen Lawson, the author, grew up just a short walk from Lem and Steve Ward's barber shop and studio. Although he moved into the high technology fields of computer software and technical writing, he never lost his love of the marshes and its people. He often visited Lem on his trips home and mentioned once that he would like to write a book describing Lem's life and work-to which the artist enthusiastically replied "Would you really? I'd love for you to do it!"

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