It’s been a busy week and I haven’t been able to sit down to get a post out. I know I’m a little late in spreading the news, but here goes. Two writers I know have significant publications that have come out within the last week or so:
Bill Swan (my wonderful wife Gavy’s dad) has just released his latest book, part of Formac Lorimer’s YA Real Justice series – Fourteen and Sentenced to Death: The Steven Truscott Story. The book, designed for reluctant YA readers, tells the gripping story of an Ontario teenager in the 1950s charged with the rape and murder of one of his friends – a crime he didn’t commit – and sentenced to hang. The map in the book’s frontispiece has a familiar cartographer – yours truly!
Kimberly Gerson, writer of the excellent science blog Endless Forms Most Beautiful, has been selected to be part of The Best Science Writing Online 2012, composed of over fifty of the best science essays published online last year. The book will be available in September and is edited by Bora Zivkovic (blogs editor at Scientific American) and science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette. Kim’s submission “Romeo: A Lone Wolf’s Tragedy in Three Acts” is available to view on her website.
Congratulations to you both!