It's been an interesting week in my literary world. First, some clients and dear people, authors Tom and Georgia Lucas of Charleston, have released their first children's book, Fali. It's a beautifully illustrated story about a young boy in Africa who learns to care for his donkey and in the process, becomes a man. Tom and Georgia spent several years in Africa while Tom was working for the American Embassy, and they witnessed malnourished and overburdened horses and donkeys and were touched enough to write about it. Just beautiful.
Next, my husband and I attended the pre-publication party for author Max Boot's new book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History 1500 to Today. The party was spectacular on the lawn of a beauful downtown Charleston home with delicious food, interesting guests and a remarkable guest of honor. Max Boot studies history with an eye for current affairs. He has much to say about the future of our nation, especially how the security of the US depends in part on our remaining technologically competitive with the rest of the world. Interesting stuff.