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April 13, 2019

How sweet it is to have these beauties arrive. We never dreamed--OK we did--that we might sell our the first printing.

February 2, 2017

Readers of The Confluence will recall David Klinges' story, The Fallen Soldier about a dramatic search for an older man lost in the woods. Klingon's story was a winner from the start, but what really made it was the addition of an accounting of the same events fro...

October 30, 2016

As six month anniversary of the release of the book approaches, it's been fun to reflect on the encouraging response from friends, fans and even some fairly impartial reviewers. Rewardingly, the feedback has been universally positive. And, comers to a couple dozen book...

January 23, 2016

Author Guy Van Wie is attending the Marlborough Fly Fishing show this weekend. He accompanied Lou Zambello, author of Flyfishing the Northern New England's Seasons, who gave a talk at the show. Guy's had great success meeting and talking with folks about the book, but...

January 1, 2016

We are down to squeezing out the final few typos and inconsistencies in the text. Next step is to

approach a variety of publications about reviews and possibly contributed articles. The process is to contact the editors and then provide what’s called a galley proof or A...

December 12, 2015

Oh, it’s a busy time for the book. Luckily, though, we were not too distracted to remember we’ve got a fishing trip coming up in June. But that’s six months away you say. True, but guess what? Dartmouth Grant cabin reservations open up six months in advance and the Man...

November 29, 2015

It's great to see the listing on Amazon, now complete with cover graphic. (There are still a few bugs--we are listed as Editors rather than Authors--but it looks good.) The Confluence is listed on a few other retail distribution sites, UPNE (for boo...

November 14, 2015

 

A couple years ago, Guy started carting a bunch of his wife Cheryl's friends up to the Grant for winter and other adventures.

 

Jill Osgood, an artist in the bunch, fell in love with the place. She was intrigued with the Confluence project and created this incredible, o...

November 8, 2015

It's been a busy month. The main thing has been getting the text finalized and off to the publisher for final proofing. Pat did an incredibly thorough job combing through the copy, fixing glaring errors and suggesting improvements. It was then up to Guy and me to sift...

October 6, 2015

 

 

How fun to be reviewing a draft of the ad that will go in the University of Press New England Spring 2016 catalog. Not sure when it hits the presses or shows up on their website, but I think final edits from us are in, so it can't be too long. Of course, we are learn...

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