We are just about at the end of a process that began in January of 2012. The official launch of Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser will take place on Sunday afternoon, July 27th at the Williamsport Town Museum in the Springfield Barn. I’ll be there from 1:00-4:00 signing books, and I will also give a 15 minute talk about Boots beginning at around 1:15. Refreshments will be served. These arrangements have been graciously made by Joan Knode who is not only a member of the Town Council, but is also Boots’ daughter-in-law! I would love to see all of you there, and it is the best way to purchase an autographed copy.
For those of you who just can’t wait, the official release date is July 15th, meaning that both paper and electronic books will be available from Summer Game Books on that date.
On July 22nd, I’ll be on the air with Hagerstown’s own Lou Scally on WJEJ radio at 7:35 a.m. talking about Boots and the book. (You can click on the link and listen live that morning, but that would require most of you to get up early and I wouldn’t get up early to hear me talk.)
For all my friends in the Winchester/Berryville area, I will also be appearing at the Winchester Book Gallery on Saturday, August 16th from 11:00-1:00.
I will be presenting a talk during Williamsport’s World War II Days on October 11th tentatively entitled, “Boots and Baseball During World War II,” a talk which will be given some time that morning. (I will provide the details when they are confirmed!) Naturally, I’ll be signing books then as well.
Many people have been very encouraging during this two and one half year journey from a tub full of scrapbooks to a published book. To the readers of this blog, I say thanks for coming along and that I hope you’ll be pleased with the result. Hope to see all of you in Williamsport or Winchester soon!