Thanks for Reading! Over 500 copies sold…

My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone who has purchased a copy of The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster! Sales have surpassed the 500 copy mark, which is quite good, I understand, for a book published by a university press. If you haven’t yet read The Richmond Theater Fire, which is up for Read more about Thanks for Reading! Over 500 copies sold…[…]

Drumroll…..the Virginia Magazine Review is in!

Usually if an author gets tears in her eyes reading a review of her book, that’s a sign that things aren’t going well. Usually. So today an intern at LSU Press forwarded me a PDF excerpt from the August 2012 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in which they reviewed my book. I just sat at the table Read more about Drumroll…..the Virginia Magazine Review is in![…]

RTF Book featured on Richmond.com

The Richmond Theater Fire book (and the March 15 Library of Virginia speaking engagement/ Monumental Church tour) are featured in a new Richmond.com cover story. Author Jennifer Pullinger interviewed me about the initial research and writing of the book, which was fun to recall. She also went with the classic “theatre” spelling in the title. Read more about RTF Book featured on Richmond.com[…]

So…when can I get my hands on a copy?

Soon. Really soon. The publication date was recently moved from February to March, so there’s been a slight delay. One thing I’ve learned throughout this process is that there are a lot of moving parts. I had my deadlines, but there were many others involved who provided peer reviews of the text, proofread it, provided the Read more about So…when can I get my hands on a copy?[…]

Just in: 2 great blurbs for “The Richmond Theater Fire” book!

Here’s what two authors and academics have to say about”The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster”: “The Richmond Theater Fire is totally engrossing, a real page turner.” -Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, author of “Celebrate Richmond Theater” “A solid contribution to early American history.”-Nancy Isenberg, author of “Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr” I heard Read more about Just in: 2 great blurbs for “The Richmond Theater Fire” book![…]

Updating the Richmond Theater Fire on Wikipedia

Perhaps you’re more of the tech type. Me? Not so much. But this was a momentous cyber week for me: I wrote my first blog post this week and also made my first corrections to wikipedia. (I also ordered a few pairs of trousers online, but that’s not so special.) Wikipedia’s page on the Richmond Read more about Updating the Richmond Theater Fire on Wikipedia[…]

Richmond Theater Fire Book: Page Proofs on their Way!

It’s deadline time! The good people at Louisiana State University Press estimate that I’ll be receiving the page proofs for my book on November 29th. This will be my chance to see the book’s final layout (font, spacing, illustrations), and I’ll have one last chance to make changes. This is also the point where we build Read more about Richmond Theater Fire Book: Page Proofs on their Way![…]