A lot has happened since my last post. I signed a contract with Arcadia Publishing to write a book of vintage postcards called The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It will be a thrill to see my name as the author on the cover of a book!
The book will cover the mountains and foothills of North Carolina and the entire Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Doing the necessary research for the book has been educational for me. I have learned a lot about the mountains, but I have also learned that writing a vintage postcard book and writing a historical novel have more in common than one would think. Either book can only contain a small fraction of the details discovered during the research phase.
The text is completed for the book. Caption word counts have been checked and double-checked. Grammar has been examined against The Chicago Manual of Style. All that remains is assigning each postcard a number and cross-referencing those numbers.
Publication will be sometime in 2014. I’ll let you know when I have a publication date!