Rocketeers title page layout
Okay, well, not quite, but my role in creating the book is over, and now it’s up to the production department at Smithsonian Books to input my final, handwritten changes to the layout, and ship it to the printer. My editor hopes to have bound galleys ready for reviewers by May 1, and then it goes on sale August 1.

Of course, my work is far from over. In fact, some would say it’s just begun. Next comes promoting the book, which will mean doing lots of interviews and trying to get as many media impressions as I can.

Step one is to launch a revamped website at I’ll have excerpts, blurbs from advance readers, my schedule of appearances, and lots of other goodies. Stay tuned.