Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Just to let readers know, the past few weeks I've been assembling and editing various posts, older articles from publications, unpublished bits and pieces, etc. to form what should become a book about growing up in rural Pennsylvania circa 1972-84.  I'm not sure yet how I'll present this, whether going through Amazon and self publishing or trying to weed out some type of publishing deal.  But I like what I'm seeing thus far.  Not doing it for the money, as with all things you read here, but simply because I'm good at doing it and have always enjoyed the process.  Any recommendations or interested parties out there, feel free to check in with me via Comments.  I should be getting back on a more regular writing schedule in September.

5 comments:

John Kalinowsky said...

I'm originally from Frackville and have been reading your stuff for several years. I am definitely interested in a book and I'm looking forward to it. Wish you the best!

John Kalinowsky said...

I have been reading your stuff for several years and I'm looking forward to your book. I'm originally from Frackville (Mom still lives there).

William S. Repsher said...

Thanks for the support! When I get a better handle on how I'll be presenting this material (it's all there, just a matter of assembling and editing it properly), I'll be sure to announce it here.

Beatles Comment Guy said...

Be sure to announce it!

Writers capturing something of rural PA is sadly neglected. This blog is one of the few places where I can find it.

Some of the fondest memories were the old WW II generation around the neighborhood growing up in nowhere in particular in the Rust Belt. I used to avoid the "Greatest Generation" mythologizing, but as I see the generations that have come since...

William S. Repsher said...

Coming down the home stretch, doing some final editing this week, getting the cover design in place. Going with Amazon since I can put out digital version on Kindle and have the ability to print paperback version on demand. I'll surely put notice up here. Some of the stories have appeared here, but unless folks have been following my writing trajectory from the get-go, there will be a lot of new material, even a handful of chapters I've done in the past few weeks as various connections inspired me. It was quite an experience to lay these things out chronologically and realize I could piece together something that might make sense in longer form. Stay tuned.