A new stage

I’m done, but not really. Actually, anybody who thinks you’re done with a book after they’ve finished writing is delusional. Today, publishers expect writers to do their own marketing. I’ve been organizing an e-mail list of about 375 names, not to mention my FB Friends. Anybody who’s on my list should expect to receive an invitation to my release party from 2-5 p.m. April 5 at the Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave. in the Central West End.

Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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