T-minus . . .

Nineteen days before the official release of "American Queen," which is now on pre-order, although I am told that Amazon frequently jumps the gun and makes it available before the official launch date. Reviews have been positive so far (see Reviews page).

I'm throwing a book launch party in New York on October 30 to mark the occasion, complete with "period" costumes (optional). Friends, ex-colleagues, family, my publisher, and some fellow BIO (Biographers International Organization) members will be there. Special guests include about 10 living descendants of Kate Chase and her famous father, Salmon P. Chase.

I'll be posting a report on the party and pictures of the event shortly after.

Wish me luck!