Monday, April 27, 2009

The Proofs for Wa-Ba-Shik-ki Are In!

I've received the proofs and the Library of Congress copy of Wa-Ba-Shik-Ki: Conquest of the Wabash and everything looks great. As soon as I'm finished with some last minute changes, it will be available on my web sight It will be available on Amazon by late May and then on all the usual outlets, shortly thereafter.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fort LaMotte Days

The Fort LaMotte Fort Rangers are hosting Fort LaMotte Days and are reenacting the battle of African Point this weekend. A lot of work has gone into building the fort and it really looks good. There will be plenty of vendors and 'Black Powder' going boom. If you like history, you really should check it out.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm tired of waiting

I talked to the folks at Infinity Publishing on Friday and asked them what was taking so long with the new book. They assured me they were ahead of schedule. The book is ready and they were working on the cover design. In the meantime... I wait. The proofs should be in any day. I'll update as soon as I hear something.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Betsey Reed Festival Friday June 5

I'll will be signing copies of my new book Wa-ba-shik-ki in Palestine Illinois on Friday June 5th at 6.Pm. The festival will be a one night affair this year with the return of Casket races and all the usual tasteless fun.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rick To Speak in Lawrenceville

I'll be speaking at the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday June 22, @ 7pm on my new book Wa-Ba-Shik-ki. I enjoyed speaking there last year and look forward to seeing everyone again.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

So let it be written...

I just finished watching the Ten Commandments for the umpteenth time. This scene where Charlton Heston parts the Red Sea still gives me goosebumps. For as long as I can remember I've watched this movie on Easter. To me it's a much of a tradition as It's A Wonderful Life is to Christmas. For some reason it takes me back to my younger days when things were more simple and faith was more childlike. Life can be big if you try to take it on by yourself. It may seem silly that a fifty year old movie can make me stop and reflect on my life once a year, but God truly does work in mysterious ways. I'm grateful that I have friends and family around me. As long as we have love...we are never poor
He is Risen
Happy Easter