In a way, that is. Last night UPS delivered a square package from Norton–my first copy of the History of the Ancient World, straight off the presses. TA DAAA!!

It still won’t be available until March, though. Norton always asks Peace Hill Press to get copies of OUR titles into their warehouse for distribution six weeks ahead of the actual publication date (or “street date”) because it takes that long for the books to wend their way through the system and land in the bookstores. So the street date of March 26 hasn’t changed–although often books do start showing up on the market a week or so before.

My box of 25 author copies should arrive on the back porch shortly. Meanwhile, here are some more proud-parent shots: the back, with blurbs for my last two books on it:

a nice shot of the spine:

and the book-equivalent of the baby-in-the-bathtub shot:

Showing 13 comments
  • Jill Boman

    This is sort of like shaking a Christmas present days before opening it! I just preordered this yesterday and can’t wait to dig into the 800+ pages of ancient world historical bliss! Thanks, Susan, for writing this!

  • Lori

    Awwww! Congratulations on your new addition!

  • mike

    This looks great! Ever since I saw some of it last summer, I’ve been telling others about it. The market for this book is going to be huge.

  • shanmar

    Ahhh…. She has your… uh…eyes!

    How exciting! That is an wonderful accomplishment. Thanks for sharing the process with us. It makes me wish I was starting SOTW 1 next year instead of SOTW 4.

    If you ever do any book signing tours to Alaska (I’m sure that would fit in your schedule), you have a place to stay.

  • The Tutor

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Amy

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my pre-ordered copy.

  • Lynn in WI

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

    Cigar, anyone?

  • Robin A.

    Congratulations, Susan!

    I’m curious… is there a “ball park” production schedule for the rest of the series? Is there a completion target?

    Can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Marsha


    I can’t wait to hold a copy in my own hands. Tell me, will you be producing an nice activity guide to go with? (I’m joking, of course, but only a little bit.)

  • Sherrill in WA

    Hooray! Drink in the new book smell! I can’t wait to buy one.


  • Mrs.C.

    I just heard about your books last week, and look forward to checking out a copy of this one, as well as the others! Thanks so much. =)

  • Susan


    The other volumes in the series should be coming out with a gap of about 2 1/2 years between each–if I stay on schedule, that is!


    No activity guide–but we ARE working on some lessons plans for high school students! I’ll post more info when I have it.


  • A Circle of Quiet

    Beautiful, Susan. Can hardly wait to get a copy. Congrats!


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