Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jim Channels Winona (Channeling Jo)

At the risk of losing my "man card" I have to confess that one of my favorite films is "Little Women" (1994) and one of my favorite scenes is towards the end, when "Jo" (aka Winona Ryder...sigh) has finished her manuscript...ties it up in a bow...bites her nails...and prepares to send it off.

I can empathize with her...especially the nail-biting part: today I am sending my manuscript for Notre Dame in the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory to the publisher (The History Press). It's done!

Stay tuned here on the "Notre Dame in the Civil War" blog for additional details and production schedule. I'll also be updating this blog more frequently with highlights from the book and extra material and research!

I expect to see a draft of the cover art in a week or so! Exciting!

The book is scheduled to be available late this year (hopefully in time for the holidays!) or early 2011. Thanks for all the support!

(Cross-posted from Civil War Medicine andWriting)


  1. Can't wait for it to be available and to order a copy! It will move right to the top of the pile.

  2. Hello Jim,
    I am a living historian with the 69th New York Historical Association, and thought you and your readers may be interested in the upcoming ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Father Corby statue on the Gettysburg battlefield in October. I couldn't find your contact info on here, but if you are interested I could email you the official invite word document so that you may post it on here if you wish.
    Take Care,
    Dave Maher

  3. Jim, we at would like to contact you to learn more about the ND project. Please drop me a line.

  4. Dave - Thanks so much for the kind message. I'd love to post the announcement for the Fr. Corby re-dedication. You can send it to jschmidt ar lexpharma dot com (!) Jim

  5. Gerry and Joe - Thanks so much for the kind message! I've been a big fan of The Wild Geese website for years! I will drop you a line by e-mail. Jim