[I tried to wait to write this Fall semester series until I felt certain about what the Fall would hold—but I don’t know if I ever will, not even as it unfolds. So I decided to share one thing I’m cautiously but definitely excited for with each of my Fall courses, because what can we do but hope—and work—for the best? Leading up to this special post on my plans for books, present and future!]
On one thing I’m especially excited about with my current and next book projects!
1) Talking Of Thee I Sing: As that hyperlinked list illustrates, I’ve already had the chance to share the book and the contested history of American patriotism in a variety of spaces and conversations, from virtual talks to podcasts, interviews to columns. I’ve got a few more of those in the works already, but I’d love to add more to the list, and I’d especially love the chance to share the book with students and classes (at all levels, of all types, in all settings). If you’ve got ideas or connections for any such opportunities, including but not at all limited to your own spaces and communities, please let me know, here or by email!
2) An agent for Two Sandlots: I’m still in the early stages of my next book project, so I won’t say too much about it other than that it’s inspired by the same stories at the heart of this Saturday Evening Post Considering History column of mine. I’m determined that this will be the project with which I transition to mass market/trade publishing, and so I’m especially excited that I’m now represented by a really wonderful agent who focuses on precisely that shift: Suzy Evans of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Watch this space for lots more on all Suzy and I work on together as this project moves forward!
Next series starts Monday,
PS. What do you think? Fall courses or work you’re (cautiously) excited for?