Writer’s Diary 6/27/2012

 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 sort of like I’ll look when I wear lederhosen at my release party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Feasting Fox, 4200 S. Grand, St. Louis.

My time as Santa Kraut

Constance2When Constance Cafazza e-mailed me an order of eight copies of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans and one copy of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side, I volunteered to deliver it myself, in lederhosen. I had a blast with Cafazza and Chaz Niemoeller at their Bevo Mill home last night.

constance1Chaz bought the eight copies of Beer, Brats, and Baseball, while Constance bought one copy of Hoosiers and another copy of The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hardhats Who Built the Gateway Arch. She’s with me in one of the two pictures here.

This is absolutely the best part of writing.