Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob

Page34WebMy current project is called Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob, a graphic memoir from a teen’s travel to Russia in 1988. Several dozen American and Russian youth travel down the Siberian River singing Beatles songs and learning from each other. Author and Illustrator Jenny Jaeckel brings a welcome sense of humor to this unique and warm coming of age story.

As things heat up currently between the former USSR and the Ukraine, some people may be drawn to remembering the 80s: a period of great nuclear tension between our countries and a revival of the peace movement. Planned publication for this book is August 1st.

 

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Available at last!

Wife of the House is printing! I expect to be able to fulfill orders beginning April 23rd. We had a wonderful celebration and reading by the author this past weekend. Stay tuned for video of Gudrun Mouw reading selected poems from Wife of the House.

 

 

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Last Minute

I have experienced many last minute glitches in the publication process, but the finish line is in sight. The interior of our first book, Wife of the House, looks great. The cover looked great, but somehow got changed by mistake. I am traveling and won’t be able to update the cover until the 15th of April. So our book is running a bit late. But holding the proof in hand is very encouraging. And I want to give special thanks to friend and photographer Michele Miller for the cover image. It really turned out so beautifully!