Paperback Writer . . .

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book? It took me years to write, will you take a look?

“Paperback Writer,” The Beatles (but also me)

Hi all,

It’s been a busy couple of months! For one thing, a couple of weeks ago we moved from our two-acre horse property in Orangevale to a brick Tudor in Sacramento. It was the right move for our family, as it puts us closer to my wife’s work, my kid’s school, and Kings games downtown (for me). We loved hearing the roosters crow every morning and we are going to dearly miss our old house, but we wanted to split the difference between our lives there and the lives we had back in West Los Angeles. Our new home is a perfect compromise: it’s a spacious house with a yard big enough for gardening and other projects, but close enough to rapid transit and other amenities that we can hear the train crossing bells from our backyard.

Anyway, I apologize for not posting any more photo essays (hopefully I can put a couple more together at some point), but fortunately I may have as many as three or four big announcements to make over the next few weeks. There are lots of good things happening with respect to my projects, and I’m excited to let you all know where things stand with them.

So, without further ado, here is the first: Never Caught Twice: Horse Stealing in Western Nebraska is now out on paperback! This is exceptionally good news, since it means that 1) my book is now much more affordable, and 2) it is now a permanent part of the University of Nebraska Press’s back catalog. A lot of academic titles never make it to paperback, let alone within two years, and since it was released in November 2020 I had to forego all of the in-person marketing events and signings one usually does with a new book. Anyhow, I guess what I am trying to say is . . . THANK YOU! I am so grateful to you all for your support and for helping Never Caught Twice get to this point.

You can purchase the paperback edition at Amazon or at the University of Nebraska Press website (HINT: the promo code 6WHA22 should be good through at least the end of the day today for a 40% discount). You can also order it from your favorite neighborhood bookstore. Alternatively, if you are a bookstore owner in California or within a few hours drive of Denver, Omaha, or St. Louis, then please get in touch with me if you’d be interested in me coming to you for a signing event. Finally, if you already own a copy and you’re sick of reading posts about it, please take a couple of minutes and leave a review on Amazon, Google, Goodreads, or your book review site of choice. The more reviews I have, the more heavy lifting they do in terms of promoting both my already-released work and forthcoming books.

Thanks again for all your support over the last couple of years, and for your patience regarding the blog. But stay tuned . . . there’s more good news to come, and maybe some more Beatles-inspired blog post names as well.

All the best,


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