At long last, after nine years of work, my second book, Never a Dull Moment, is in print! Within its 160 pages are 32 different vignettes and over 120 photographs describing the people and landscape of the southern Adirondacks. Patients, physicans, friends, Adirondack characters and legends are all to be found in stories that will entertain, amuse or amaze the reader.
I am currently preparing a major exhibit of my photographs at the Tannery Pond Community Center in downtown North Creek, which will be on display during the month of August. I will be having a reception there on Saturday August 16th from 4 to 7 PM. Please come if you can- the pictures will be well worth seeing. Many will be printed and framed by the Blackburn Gallery, which does stunningly beautiful prints.
If you are interested in the book, please review this link to Andy Flynn's excellent article in the North Creek News-Enterprise about my experience publishing my own book at this link: http://www.newsenterprise.org/news/2013/oct/15/indian-lake-doctor-launch-second-book/.
Andy does a great job summarizing the ordeal and the motivation for putting hundreds of hours into this project. Also, Leigh Hornbeck did an equally nice writeup of my work in the digital Albany Times Union on January 19th, 2014 at this link:
She also included a slide show of our interview and some of the pictures from the book.
The book is off to a great start with over 750 copies already sold. I am looking forward to a detailed review of the book in an upcoming issue of Adirondack Explorer. Anyone who has already read the book who would like to leave a review of it can either email me with it and I will put it in my blog, or leave it at the Amazon.com website so potential readers can learn more about it.
Anyone looking for a copy of Never a Dull Moment should be able to find at least the soft-cover version at the Chapman Museum and Glens Falls Hospital gift shops in Glens Falls, Miller Art & Frame in Warrensburg, Hudson River Trading Company in North Creek, the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, Pine's Hardware in Indian Lake, Trees Gift Shop in Bolton Landing and the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs. You can also order one on Amazon.com or directly from me by contacting me directly. Just click on the "contact" tab above and send me an email with your questions and order information.
I will be promoting the book at several public appearances over the next few months. Here are the ones scheduled so far:
December 7th, 2013: Hudson River Trading Company North Creek- book signing from 1 to 3 PM
December 11th, 2013: Indian Lake Theater, Indian Lake- Slide presentation and talk with book signing 7 PM
December 12th, 2013: St. James Church, North Creek- Slide presentation and talk with book signing 3 PM
January 22, 2014: Chapman Museum, Glens Falls- Slide presentation and talk "The Country Doctor, Then and Now" with book signing- 7 PM.
March 19th, 2014: Warren County Historical Society, at Church Of The King, Bay Road Queensbury 7 PM
June 5th, 2014: Alzheimer's Society presentation at the Great Escape Lodge from 5 to 8 PM
August 23, 2014: Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. There will be a photo exhibit in the gallery for the entire month of August.
Keep checking back for futher details!
Meanwhile, my next big project, which is well underway, is the third book in the trilogy that features stories about patients and other people I have met in my medical career. I am hoping it will be ready for publication within the next year or less. This one, which I am even more excited about than the first two, will feature detailed and richly illustrated stories about people who were involved in World War II. Entitled We Have Fought, it will include combatants from the United States Army, Navy, Marines and Air Corps, as well as German and British women who experienced the horrific bombing of their own homelands. I will once again work with Nancy Best to ensure that We Have Fought has all the visual impact that readers are enjoying with Never a Dull Moment. Keep checking back for updates.
I have also written an account of the latest outing of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen which was on July 17th and 18th on Tupper Lake. Last year's expedition to Low's Lake was published in the July-August issue of Adirondac magazine. I hope this story will appear in the magazine during the summer of 2014.
In collaboration with the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), I am able to offer paper and hardcover copies of my first book All In a Day's Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice at both wholesale and retail prices. Check my "store" page for details.
Those who are interested in my photography can now see a sample of my portfolio here, including ways to order custom-made prints which can be matted and framed. Your feedback is welcome- send me an email if you have questions!
Finally, I am the proud grandpa of the most beautiful little baby girl in the world, Cara Elizabeth Kapoor! My daughter Emily and her husband Shawn became parents on August 21st, and they certainly know how to make a beautiful baby! Check my photo album page for her own album. I will be adding many more in the weeks and years to come!