Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Prepared Family Photo Shoot
I am sorry for the silence of the last week! I have been so busy finishing the last minute details on The Prepared Family Guide to Uncommon Diseases that I lost track of time. I had no idea it would be so much work! I picked up the manuscript from our contributing doctor over the weekend and then spent the next two days adding his comments and corrections. He was thrilled with the project and I was thrilled that he was willing to check the text for accuracy - first do no harm!
Doc mentioned that Smallpox is no longer even studied in medical school! He actually treated a case in the 1960's in Algeria. There is nothing like first hand experience. He also related stories from his time spent in Norway during the Chernobyl crises. He ate Reindeer stew made by a local culinary school that turned out to be radioactive - and lived to tell the tale!
Sir Knight, Maid Elizabeth and Miss Calamity staged a photo shoot upstairs for the cover photo of the book. The picture is wonderful, however the cover isn't exactly what I was looking for. Oh, well. I'm more interested in getting this book into the hands of the people on the front lines than I am about it meeting my artistic criteria.
I should have copies of the book listed on Paratus Familia in a couple of weeks. I can't tell you how excited I am! It is really something to see a project from inception to completion.
Anyway, here are some pictures of us getting ready....