Just ordered this! Thanks for your hard work. I know how challenging writing can be!
Dear Steve, thank you so much; I hope you enjoy reading David's bio as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it. It was one of the hardest experiences I've ever undertaken, but one of the most worthwhile.
While you wait for the book, you might want to head over to Davidschnauferpluck.com and visit the Pluck Blog. Yesterday I just published the first of seven abbreviated timelines for each of the sections in the bio thanks to a suggestion by a friend. It was a great idea; wish I had thought of it! Each of the chronologies will list the people and places that start longer threads through the book. More coming very soon.
I have been and will be also posting on more rare photos, stories, documents, audio and video that are associated with the bio's content, both on the Pluck Blog and on Facebook. For example, today I posted this music video of Richard and Mimi Fariña whom I learned about in the course of the research.
I confess I was and still am absolutely gobsmacked by the history behind this humble instrument. When I started playing the dulcimer eight years ago, I had NO idea where it would eventually take me. I am a bit of a history nut, so it has been such a joy!
Best regards and thank you for writing, Linda