This year marks my twentieth year of running True West magazine. (Actually hanging on for dear life would be a more accurate description.)
We are planning on having a reunion/celebration in the fall to honor all of the people who have made this unlikely journey possible. I am currently in the process of trying to find a significant date we can peg the party on.
My memory is a little hazy as to exactly when we took over but fortunately I have a couple decades of Franklin Quest Daytimer notes in my studio archives and, so, I pulled down the years 1998 and 1999 to see what I could find.
The first mention I could find of the idea to buy True West is this cryptic and prescient note: