Happy 82nd Birthday, Melvin Koons!
Copeland genealogy, Finney genealogy, McKay genealogy, McKinlay genealogy, Montgomery County, Kansas
On April 27, Arlene Webb Copeland celebrated her 87th birthday in the hospital. She was cheerful and happy to chat on the phone with me.
I was showing some ladies my new book, and they loved it!
Someone wrote to me that they admired my book and that it looked old, but was new. He said he was envious because he wished he knew enough about his family to write a book. This was my reply.
I was at the bookstore and discovered "Who Do You Think You Are?" by ancestry.com's chief genealogical consultant Megan Smolenyak. Her 204 page book sells for $24.95 - the same price as my "An American Genealogy: The Copeland Family of Montgomery County Kansas" book (which is 494 pages for the 7 x 10 copy, which will be available on amazon.com - or 532 pages for the 6 x 10 copy, of which I have a very limited pre-print run).
Writing a book is like 9 months of pregnancy; publishing a book is like a horrendous labor. In this case, it was a nightmare, but I won't bore you with the details.
Today I finished my book and started uploading the files to the publisher! The book looks fantastic!