Postie just delivered the first finished copy of Hops and Glory, hot from the printers. Boy, it’s a good-looking object. Critics of my blogging style (Hi, Jeff) will be greatly amused by its 458-page girth. What can I say? It would have been more like 700 pages without the tender but firm hand of my publishers who, apart from getting my manuscript down to a sane length, have clothed it and brushed it up to make it look very fine indeed. Thanks, guys.
Four weeks today, it goes out into the world on its own.
I’m so proud!