BookExpo, the first day: Setting up

Christopher and I flew into LAX yesterday, met Bob and Heather (my brother and sister-in-law), and headed straight for the LA Conference Center to get our Peace Hill Press booth set up for [...]

Heading to L.A.

Tomorrow morning I’m up at 3 AM to catch a plane for L.A., where I’ll be at Book Expo until Monday, manning the Peace Hill Press booth. (See here for last year’s BookExpo [...]

A little help for my friends

My friend and neighbor Charlie Park (whose wife Sarah draws the BEAUTIFUL maps in my history books) has just launched his own company, Pear Budget. Go check it out: it’s an easy-to-use [...]

Catching up with the mail

I’m still second drafting. Which means I’ve been putting off answering reader emails for a couple of months now; I like answering them, but lots of things get delayed when I’m [...]

Blackberry winter

I’m back to getting up at 4 AM and writing, writing, writing. The History of the Medieval World is CRAWLING towards completion. I am slightly relieved, on going back and rereading some of [...]

Dispatch from New York

Conference season has now officially begun! I took off last Thursday to speak at a convention on Long Island (my first time there!), and although I intended to take pictures while I was there, I [...]