[For this year’s Thanksgiving series, I wanted to share a few words of appreciation related to my forthcoming book Of Thee I Sing. I’d love to hear what y’all are thankful for in comments!]
Of Thee I Sing will be my third consecutive book with Rowman & Littlefield, and my second straight in the wonderful American Ways series. There’s a lot that I love about American Ways, from the pricing (actually priced for interested individual humans to purchase, a battle I’ve long fought and mostly lost when it comes to scholarly publishing) to the editing (series editor John David Smith is awesome to work with and a great historian in his own right) to the series’ goals (publishing readable public scholarly introductions to key American histories and ideas). But there’s no doubt that what has brought me back to R&L for these three distinct projects across more than 4 years—and what is going to keep me there for my next book as well, for more on which watch this space soon!—is VP & Senior Executive Editor (and one of R&L’s founding figures) Jon Sisk. For his pitch-perfect combination of editing and cheerleading, his support and solidarity, and most of all for helping me find the public scholarly home I had been seeking for a decade, I’m very thankful for Jon.
Next Thanksgiving tomorrow,
PS. What are you thankful for (other than the approaching end of this damn year)?