Greetings from my home here on the westside of Tucson. My hope is that you find yourself warm and safe this Tuesday evening. I am doing quite well myself, after finally getting over another eye infection. Let me tell you, it's no fun seeing out of one eye folks, and even harder to type! But enough about me, and my ailments.
The real story of the week, and probably for the entire duration of this site, is the arrival of the Gigs book!After several runs, as the printer calls them, the finished product is finally complete, and will be ready for sale on the 25th of this month. The e-book version will be avialiable two days later, for all you good people that live out of the area!
I have learned so much about the printing, and publishing process these last few months, the first being, that it's something that can't be rushed. Run after run of the proof copies, had to be inspected, page by page, chapter by chapter, until it was just the way we wanted it. Each run took about ten days, and we went through five proof runs. I don't now what I would have done without Mary Ann and her husband John, during this satge of the process. They really took over dealing with the printing team, and did me a huge favor, doing things I would have been totally lost with. This stage was certinly a foreshadow of what to expect with the next book, or books I have scheduled to publish this year. For now though friends, this story is the reason I created this site in the first place, and now that we have reached this goal together, let the celebration begin!
The book signing again will be held January 26th, at 2:30 pm at the Main Library downtown. I will talk more about the event as it draws near. Thanks for checking in, and I hope to meet some of you there!