As for the book, people have asked about the status, so here it is. I’m undecided on what to do about publishing. I’m in discussions with literary agents---we call them gatekeepers—and hope to have a decision about representation soon. Then, it’s the decision of whether to go traditional publishing or Amazon. Amazon has several imprints and an immense resource for publicity, but the downside is that it’s difficult to get books in brick and mortar bookstores because of the animosity between the two entities. The upside is that Amazon pays a lot better. So, the quick answer to when will the book come out is, I don’t know.
I have enough material for two books, so I’m in the process of weeding things out. And that’s another problem. While I’ve submitted a chapter by chapter outline of the book, I have no doubt but that the publisher, whoever it is, will want changes.
Now that I have the trial transcripts---finally---a huge new vista of opportunities are opened, so I certainly expect the publisher to explore that. But I’m already anticipating and am writing supplements that could be put in the book if desired.
Anyway, that’s where I stand. I hope the book will be out next year; I’m ready for it. Meanwhile, it’s to the Apple Store and my new laptop.