Jim Warne was working as a compositor at a local printing firm when he began writing, and was fortunate to have nine short stories and four articles published. He then opened his own typesetting business (and had a tiger by the tail) until he turned it over to his son. With a reinvigorated interest in writing, "Boat Show" is his second published piece since returning to the craft, the first being a humorous essay published in The Buffalo News.

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