concept to publication

Month: April 2011

Blurb watch

I suppose I should have seen this coming, but I was surprised when my publisher told me catalogue copy (which looks similar to this) is due, and it has to be put to bed within two weeks.

I thought it would be good to have some blurbs for the sales catalogue, but I haven’t finished writing the book yet. Given that, how could I get blurbs within just two weeks? (Later on it should be a little easier to get some.)

I ended up asking three people who I thought might be generous enough to look at the almost-complete manuscript and offer a comment on an accelerated timeline. Stay tuned to see if blurbs come in over the next couple of weeks.

WW2 vets head for DC

This news reports features my dad, who served on Guam. My sister recorded it off the TV and put a frame around it.

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