Literacy and Libation!

“Buy a book, have a beer!”

If you were to come into the Reliance Mine Saloon on Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg during Friday and Saturday evenings, this June 6 and 7, you might hear that phrase being yelled out quite often.

Folks who frequent “The Mine,” which is located in the Quality motel, know that it’s a highly venerated spot in town, and the place where you’ll often find large crowds enjoying drinks, fellowship, music, etc.  Well, one of our co-authors on the One Continuous Fight book, Mike Nugent, recently came up with a great idea.  And I suppose it may have something to do with his background from the Emerald Isle 🙂

We’ll be in Gettysburg that weekend doing signings of our books at various locations, and Friday and Saturday nights (probably from 9:00 pm to ?) we’ll be doing signings right in the Mine.  We contacted the owner of the Quality and Mine about doing so, and he was thankfully all for the idea.  We can be found in the Mine just about every evening we’re there anyway (the fact that our names are on a couple chairs is just coincidental, I assure you) and the events will be beneficial to all – we may sell a few books, and it will perhaps bring more traffic into the bar.  Plus, each book signed and sold at The Mine will have a special bookplate in it – it will feature a graphic such as a photo of The Mine itself, plus the date.  In addition, each one will be specially numbered.  You have to be there to get one!

I’ll post more detailed information here as we work out the details.  So if you’ll be in or near Gettysburg the weekend of June 6-7, come on into The Mine starting at 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday, let us sign a book for you, and have a toast with us!  We’ll have both One Continuous Fight and Plenty of Blame to Go Around available both nights.

Published in: on March 26, 2008 at 11:50 am  Comments (6)  

Final lookie

Over the past few days, we’re giving our new book on the retreat from Gettysburg, One Continuous Fight, the very final edits.  This is the last time we can go over the entirety of the book prior to its release to the printer.  Publisher Ted Savas and I have been picking up just a few typos here and there, but other than that it looks as though everything is ready to go.  The maps (done by the very talented Ed Coleman) look gorgeous, the pictures and illustrations are just terrific, and I anxiously await the next 30 days or so to finally see this book!

Published in: on March 26, 2008 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment