Some random shiny objects I wanted to bring to your attention:
– I’m a few days late with this, but the latest issue of The Biographer’s Craft hit inboxes earlier this week. Editor Jamie McGrath keeps it short, sweet, and always interesting: this month features a piece on Olivia Gentile and her book on Phoebe Snetsinger, Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds, an update on the fledgling Biographers International Organization, a short remembrance of the late David Herbert Donald, and — one of my favorite pieces — a new entry on writers’ work spaces. Plus, you’ll get updates on new and recently acquired biographies, and Jamie’s running commentary.
You can get the June issue right here. And you should do so right now.
– I’m getting ready to make a quick trip up to New York City next week to hook up with Agent J so we can attend another meeting regarding Project Blue Harvest. I still don’t want to say too much until we’ve got something firm to report, but suffice it to say, this one should be fun. I’m looking forward to it, and it’s always a pleasure to catch up with Jonathan.
– Finally, here’s a super cool trailer for the coming Beatles: Rock Band, as well as a more cinematic introduction. Man, I can’t wait to get my hands on this thing.
Have fun in New York. Have JDawg take you to the tapas place we went to for lunch. Awesome!
I signed up for that newsletter after your recommendation a few months ago. Through it, I was able to join up with an informal group of Boston area biographers – a sort of support group to make sure we can actually finish our projects. Speaking of which, I’m still dying to learn about your secret project!