New manuscript completed!

Author and paper scientist Scott Mingus enjoys a recent Cincinnati Reds victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Great America Ballpark on Tom Browning Perfect Game Night.
I have spent much of this year on temporary assignment to our paper mill in my native southern Ohio. Ironically, I worked at this same mill (three ownership groups ago!) when I was a 19-year-old newlywed. Debi and I rented an old house for the summer between my junior and senior years at Miami University, where I was majoring in Pulp & Paper Science and Engineering. Little did I realize I would be back three decades later as an executive with a different company that bought the mill.

Great America Ballpark – home of the Reds.
I have had plenty of time this summer to see area baseball teams (Columbus Clippers and my beloved Cincinnati Reds!) and to visit my mother in a nursing home a couple hours away from here. After my evening walks, I have been researching and writing another human interest book on the Battle of Gettysburg. I have primarily been using old regimental histories, newspaper accounts, and journals (some from local libraries and historical societies, but many on-line at Google Book Search). I have just completed and submitted my latest manuscript: Gettysburg Glimpses: True Stories from the Battlefield. There are a few new York County, Pa., stories in this book.
Watch for it in 2009 from Colecraft Books, which is becoming one of the region’s best botique publishers.

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