The last few months for me, physically speaking, have been very rough. The pain in my chest and back, for the last ten years, is again at its worst. The doctor I'm seeing for this thinks its Neuropathy. To tell you the truth I'm not sure if that is what it is or not. I just know I am in horrific pain. The last two weeks or so I've slept on the couch, which is the only lace I can get comfortable. I also think this pain, at times, effects my ability to think clearly and rationally which then affects my ability to write.
My new (and first) book is doing extremely well. I've sold forty copies in the three weeks it has been available on Amazon.com. I have managed to get my book in the Kent State University at Stark book store--- for sale, and also in their lending libraries and archives. There are perks to being alumni. I also have my book on the desk of the manager of the Fairlawn, Ohio Barnes & Noble for consideration.
My first reviews for my book (outside of a class room where this project started) has come out:
"I am halfway through the book and I must say it is very riveting. This book will go far. Thank you Charles Dale for such a memorable story." Mrs. Ginny Greenhill
I also have my first public presentation this Friday at Kent State University at Stark for the Honor's College Conference in Room 212 in the Fine Arts Building. I start at 9:00 a.m. I will:
- Be speaking about the background and research that went into this book
- what prompted it.
- I will be reading a passage from the book.
- Showing a short movie of images I found.
- And finally taking questions about the project and book.