[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!
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!
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!
PS. What do you
think? Fall courses or work you’re (cautiously) excited for?