After a very comfortable spring in Central Texas, we’re now paying the price – the temperature has soared to the 100s for the past couple of weeks. Everything we do we do in air conditioned comfort.
Since our last posting, we’ve been busy with three editing cycles of our manuscript which chronicles the life of the WW II B-24 heavy bomber named Hot Stuff. The historical narrative is tentatively entitled Before the Belle. We have included 38 visuals consisting of seven maps and 31 photos. We sent our publisher the latest and final edit on 27 July. We’ve been informed by the publisher that the book will be released in October.
We have engaged a professional model builder to build a plastic 1/48 scale model of a B-24D. It will have the exact markings as Hot Stuff to include the nose art. BTW, Hot Stuff is one of the rarer WW II aircraft to have nose art on both sides of the fuselage. The model is expected to be completed by Labor Day and we plan to have it encased in a clear plastic enclosure for display at book signings and other events.
In between editing cycles we’ve been putting the final touches on another novel as yet to be titled. The mystery entails special federal protection for a man believed to have been killed by the mob. The main character is guided by fate and is able to extract vengeance through unorthodox means.
We’re taking a few days off to stay at a B&B. We plan on doing the good stuff – visiting museums and antique malls.
We hope you all have a great summer.