The current draft for “Questions from t

The current draft for “Questions from the North; Answers from the South” is coming along well. I’ve transcribed almost 50,000 words from several Southerners. I still have a few more to go and then I’ll be ready to start getting the final manuscript ready for my editor. The Q&A book cover is on my website. Check it out and let me know what you think.

I’ll be leaving early Friday morning for my California book tour. Check my website, jameselstad.com for details. In the middle of my trip I’ll be camping close to the site of the Bullion Bend stage robbery that occurred in 1864. The hold-up men claimed to be bushwhackers who had a commission from President Jefferson Davis to conduct “operations” in the North and bring the proceeds back to the south for use in the war effort.

That area and the surrounding countryside will be featured in the murder scene of “What Happened at Morningstar Pass.” Even though that book is currently on hold, I’ll be going by Placerville, CA and I can’t pass up the opportunity to camp out and get background for the book.

Also, I’m making an addition to my schedule. On 18-19 May I’ll be at the “El Super Burrito” shop in Bend, OR. The address is also on my website.

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