Thanks! I can’t wait to see it for real… I’ve had a galley since early May, but we actually substantially improved it from the galley, so I haven’t seen it in its real form. I think I’ll have it in just two weeks… craziness!
Apropos of Susan’s comment on the other thread, if anyone has ideas they want to suggest for publicity, please let me know! I do want to run a contest (and maybe a blog tour — have ideas for lots of posts), and the guy who developed the manuscript, John Ross, is doing a book event in San Francisco on July 30. I’d like to do some book events too, because when I was editing, I kept imagining what a great presentation you could do with this material, including her photographs (which we put in the book) — I think you do really get a sense of the war through this kind of personal experience that’s different from what you can get any other way.
But as I said, I’m only really thinking about this now, because we were editing down to the wire. (Obviously the press has its own publicity department that has been thinking about this, but I want to contribute to the publicity efforts too.) So, any and all suggestions very welcome!
Thanks, Doret! I believe it goes on sale next month but I’m not sure of the launch date, if you can believe it. (We were focusing everything around July 30, when there’s a bookstore event in San Francisco, so I forgot to even ask when it’ll be on sale elsewhere!) I’ll find out.