To the many who sent suggestions for titles for my upcoming history myths book, thanks! The publishers, Colonial Williamsburg and Andrews-McMeel, decided on a “working title,” meaning it may well change. In their infinite wisdom, they decided on (drum roll please): DEATH BY PETTICOAT, AND OTHER HISTORY MYTH-CONCEPTIONS. A rather hefty title for a tiny book–as I understand it, it’s going to be a small format, square, and retail for $9.99 or something in that vicinity. The publishers have the text and we will spend the next few weeks finishing up on the illustrations.
I also want to take this opportunity to invite readers who might have their own experiences with myths to write a guest blog. Please don’t be shy, we’re all just folks here. Just type out a story about something that happened at a museum or something you heard. Send to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll incorporate in a future post.
And now it’s time for a glass of wine to celebrate. Cheers!