Been working on it five years (the book, I mean), but I’ve finally figured out how to summarize DISTRICT OF CAMELOT in a single sentence:  Tom Stearns, a New York Times reporter, travels into the heart of Southeast D.C. in search of a controversial preacher (based on former mayor Marion Barry) who’s gone missing.

Why is Reverend Crawford hiding?
Why is Reverend Crawford hiding?

To summarize your book: why is this such a difficult task? Seems like we should be able to easily communicate these projects we’ve lived with so intimately for so many years. Then again, if you asked me to describe a family member in a single sentence, that might be equally difficult. Unless they’re insane. Then you’d say: “this is my brother; he’s insane.” Hmm.