And it's about the Navy SEALs.
That's my name on the cover. You can buy my book on Amazon, and it's in the Library of Congress. The whole thing is insane.
The bulk of my work is in educational publishing. I really love it, and I get to do all sorts of neat things like script interactive textbooks, create continuing education courses, and edit actual textbooks. Recently, I've been able to write a lot of fiction (such a treat), historical fiction, and non-fiction. It's pretty much the job of my dreams. It was a twisty, strange path that got me here, but I'll take it.
Anyway. I wrote the book last summer, mostly while I was spending a week and a half at my parents' house with Henry. I researched it for about a month beforehand (and realized how very little I write things by hand - major cramping via note-taking) and then wrote like a madwoman every night after I got home from teaching a fiber daycamp.
Seven months later, two hardbacked copies showed up at my door. I don't know if I've ever been so proud of anything. True, it's not the way I imagined my first book would be published. It's not a novel, it's not widely distributed, and the target audience is 4th - 6th grade boys. But the joy of having my own "about the author" bio more than makes up for it.
I have two more books on the way, one about the influenza pandemic of 1918 and one about the Oregon Trail. Is there anything cooler than that?