Publication Day: Trouble In The Heartland
On Mondays, I normally post an image I shot over the just-past weekend.
This Monday, though, is different. This Monday is special.
This Monday is Publication Day for me and the authors behind TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND: Crime Fiction Inspired By The Songs of Bruce Springsteen.
I first became aware of this project earlier this year, around January or early February, thanks to Twitter. I first wrote about it here.
I saw someone on Twitter post something about the project. It struck my interest of course, so I reached out to the editor of this anthology, Joe Clifford, to see if I could get into the project. I sent Joe a link to my portfolio, especially my noir images, and his response was enthusiastic.
Little did I know this had been in the works for over a year already, with various starts and stops. I would be last to the party.
Since then, I’ve come to “know” (online at least) many of the writers who contributed to this book. And I’m impressed to hell with how talented this group is. I follow their Twitter feeds, I see their Facebook posts (I content Isaac Kirkman writes some of the most beautiful FB posts I’ve ever read.)
Joe and the team at Zelmer Pulp did a great job of carving out a section (called Pictures On The Edge of Town) for some of my images. And, I’m happy to say the response by many of the writers has been great. I’m honored and proud to be part of this project.
And, remember, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, whose mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. All the more reason for me to be proud to be part of this project.
So, on this Cyber Monday (ick, I hate that word), please consider picking up or downloading a copy of the book. I now know how much blood, sweat, late nights and early mornings go into a project like this, especially many of us are working the day jobs that pays the bills. We’d love to see this be a success, not for any financial gain, but because of all the hard work that went into this project.
Finally, congratulations to Joe, Zelmer Pulp and all my fellow TROUBLEmakers. You all did it! Thanks for letting me jump on the back bumper and come along for the ride.
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