Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Making history

People regularly ask me "what's next" for book #3. After last year's crazy sprint to get Moxietown out in time for the Moxie Festival in Lisbon Falls, it felt good to have the rest of the summer off from focused writing, and getting another book out.

While my original intent was to have a full-length book out for the holidays, taking the Moxie book, and adding other local history about growing up in a small town to the mix that plan has been put on the back burner for now. There's a considerable amount of material that will eventually make its way to book form, but for now, I'm not sure what my "next book" is going to look like.

For those who enjoy history, and want to read my blogging at its most focused, check out History Maker Mondays at Words Matter. My goal is to put up a history-related post every Monday for the next year, going through the alphabet, but not necessarily A-Z.

The past two weeks have been focused on the presidency of FDR and the New Deal period, primarily because I see parallels between then and now. I'm also concerned about the need of some conservatives to engage in historical revisionism of the worst kind when it comes to former President Roosevelt, and his policies.

In addition to regular posts at Words Matter, I also offer regular reports on workforce development (my day job) at Working in Maine.