If you write it, W.P. Kinsella will come
It was a chance meeting between a man who would become a world-renowned author, and one of his newest fans.
Canadian writer W. P. Kinsella was probably best-known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was then made into the blockbuster film Field of Dreams.
Kinsella died in Hope, British Columbia on September 16th. He was 81.
Before he was known as one of the world's greatest authors of baseball fiction, Kinsella lived in Iowa, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa.
It was only four years after graduating from the University of Iowa that Kinsella published Shoeless Joe. That was 1982. And that's when Kent Williams had his chance encounter with the writer.
It involved the parking lot of Senor Pablo's restaurant, a note on Kinsella's windshield, and a knock at Williams' door.
Hit the "Listen" button above to hear Kent Williams recount his story.