Apologies for so little in the way of updates of late. There has been quite a lot going on regarding the book, though not as much as I'd hoped to report by now.
I have temporarily removed all of the posts from my original blog and the re-posts here. The main reason for this is that I have completed the first draft (and soon, the second draft) of the book and I felt it was time I stopped "giving it away for free" as one person described it to me. So much of what has been written already will be in the book, but as you'll soon learn, there is SO much more. Either way, I didn't want to give you a reason NOT to buy the book when it is published nor did I want someone else coming in and taking all the best goodies for himself.
Back at 2010's end it looked as though I had a legitimate publisher interested in the book. This MAY still be the case. Unfortunately it has been very difficult to secure a meeting with the guy, much less get him to commit to more than the verbal agreement we already had. With the second draft near completion I'll likely be shopping it around if "Publisher A" doesn't come through soon. Stay tuned.
I would also like to take a moment to mention the passing of a great man in every sense of the word. This man has played an integral part in getting this project to the stage where it is now. He was a mogul and real estate developer here in Las Vegas, a wonderful historian and author, and a great friend. May God welcome warmly into Heaven, Mr Richard B. Taylor. Click his name to read his obituary.
I'll be writing a special note about him in the book, but let me say here and now that he will truly be missed by many, particularly me.
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