Through the Veil is entering production, with a release now scheduled for summer 2010. This week I’ve been working on acknowledgements, credits page, bio, and an author’s photo. I’m thinking ahead now to readings and book signings in 2010-2011 and beyond.
Until a few days ago, Through the Veil still felt like my private journal from the years we lived in Syria and Jordan. It was a series of memorials to the people and places I’ve loved, tucked away on my hard drive like an album you share with only the dearest of friends.
Not long from now my memories will finally become a bound book I can hold in my hands—more importantly, a book you can buy and hold and read and pass on to others. In six months’ time, when you hold my book in your hands, you’ll be holding the blue and the dim and the dark cloths of my life. You’ll trace your fingers across pages that reveal my struggles and my dreams. Tread softly, gentle readers.