My dear wife, Victoria, just a moment ago reminded me, for some reason, that today a year has passed since the publication of my first book, Lost Providence. It had sold 548 copies as of the end of last year. My publisher, History Press/Arcadia Publishing, will send me my second royalty report at the end of next month.
On the day of publication my book was launched by Symposium Books downtown. I read a chapter then took questions. In the following months I did that or gave a lecture at a couple of dozen locations, most enchantingly at Rosecliff, speaking to the Preservation Society of Newport County. My last talk was before Ann Sussman’s class in the history of modern architecture at Fitchburg State University. Next up, a lecture at Cranston’s Hall Free Library on Saturday, Sept. 22. The date of another lecture in September, for Centerbrook Architects in Essex, Conn., has been postponed.
Well, that should do it for now. So far as I know, the book is not out of print and can still be purchased from bookstores (if it remains in stock) and from Amazon, History Press or other online booksellers.