A book is put together like a puzzle. The first piece is the proposal that gets you the gig. Then the research. Writing 80.000 words (in this case) comes next. Then editing. My upcoming book has passed these hurdles.
We now have a rough of the book cover, reproduced on your left. This is not necessarily the final look, but I think it fairly represents where we will be taking it.
Pub date: January 19, 2010. Or, you can pre order at Amazon.