Today I met UMSL History Professor Steven Rowan for the fourth time for coffee at Northwest Coffee in Clayton. Steve’s one of the foremost experts on Germans in St. Louis and has written, translated and edited numerous books on the subject. From the beginning, he’s been generous with his time and a wonderful source. SteveContinue reading “7/14/2012 9 p.m. Coffee with a professor”
Lorraine and I talked about watching a movie tonight. But then we picked up our copies of the book and proofed, proofed, proofed. Time after time, she found things wrong where I thought there was nothing wrong. With her help, maybe it’ll be absolutely clean by the time we end our proofing Tuesday night.
Had a treat tonight. I attended this month’s meeting of the German Special Interest Group of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. Gerald Perschbacher, a founder of the group, introduced me and said some very kind words about me and my book. He was a very big help. I also saw the final, final cover. ItContinue reading “7/11/2012 A stop at G-SIG”
In a week, I’ll turn in the final proofs. It’s been more than a year since I first started. The book looks good. In a little over six weeks, it’ll be out. I’ll have my release party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis.Continue reading “7/10/2011 Coming close”
Yesterday I dropped the last of the first round of proofs off to my editor, Matt Heidenry. We talked about a number of things we had to do before the final product is etched in stone around July 18. That includes one more readthrough and some possible minor changes on the cover. It also may includeContinue reading “7/4/2012 10:44 a.m. A patriotic note”
As anyone can see, I’m head over heels about the book as the month ends. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two or three days finishing up the proofreading. Matt Heidenry should get it on on Monday. When he’s done, it comes back for a final read. I’m also working on theContinue reading “6/30/2012 auf Wiedersehen June”
With this post, Heidi the Beer, Brats, and Baseball beer lady officially moves to a new web address I’ve been working on: stlouisgermans.com. I’ve posted at jimmerkelauthor.wordpress.com for several months but want to be at the new address before we publish the book. She’s also been on Facebook at the address Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans andContinue reading “6/27/2012 guten Tag”
I picked up the last stack of proofs from Matt Heidenry today. right. I read it over. It looks pretty good. I’ll spend the rest of the week working on it. I also worked on my new website. As you can see, the website looks pretty good. The guy with the knobby knees at left looks sortContinue reading “Writer’s Diary 6/27/2012”