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April 21, 2010
We have basically completed writing our book, The Curious World of Bugs, and we are now awaiting the designed pages with text and art so that we can make the final adjustments in May.  This first book has been an enlightening experience and we are thrilled that it is being advertised in the Penguin/Perigee fall for booksellers already.

The Curious World of Bugs

April 5, 2010
This morning we got the green light that our fourth attempt at writing an introduction was approved by our editor.  Now we can relax a bit until the designed proof pages are completed sometime in May.

April 2, 2010
Though yesterday’s posting was not a joke, it is no longer true, though it was at the time of posting.  We returned from Joshua Tree with a request from our editor to rewrite our introduction, so we have until Monday morning to comply.

April 1, 2010
At around 9:30 last night, we finished the introduction and sent the completed manuscript of our book,
The Curious World of Bugs:  The Bugman’s Guide to the Mysterious and Remarkable Lives of Things That Crawl, to our editor at Perigee, Maria Gagliano.  We spent the last two weeks tagging artwork, and the next stop is the designer who will combine image and text into a book.  We are right on schedule, and we still anticipate an October release.  We are hoping Martha Stewart will call and invite us on her show, but Jay Leno is local, and we could actually take Metrolink to Burbank.  Despite the date, this is no joke.

March 29, 2010
We have just finished tagging all the artwork for the book, and the only remaining task is to write an introduction and provide a reference section.  We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

March 16, 2010
Yesterday, we received the proofed manuscript of our book, The Curious World of Bugs, from the copy editor with all the spelling and grammar errors corrected.  We have two weeks to provide an introduction, a reference page, and a list of illustrations and their placement within the manuscript.  This has to be a priority for us, so between now and the beginning of April, we may not be able to answer and post as many letters, but we vow to post at least one new letter per day.

February 12, 2010
We are very excited that we are nearing the end on writing our book, The Curious World of Bugs.  We are involved in the second round of edits, and it is time to lock the artwork content and placement.  We also need to write an introduction this weekend.  We are on schedule, and the book, which is being published by Penguin/Perigee, should be available by October.

March 11, 2010
I have been reading your site daily for about 2 years. I use it to identify insects for customers and for the general delight of myself and my family. My 7 year old daughter especially loves to catch bugs then run inside to identify them. We are very excited about your book and cannot wait until it is available for purchase!

Dear crazyaboutbugs,
Thanks for your kind words.  We are about to embark on perhaps the final flurry of activity regarding the book.  The final edit is scheduled to be back from the copy editor tomorrow, and we need to proof it and provide an introduction, reference list, and compile the illustrations that will accompany the text.  Once we have selected all of the imagery, the designer will create the final look of the book.  We are still right on schedule, and we expect the book to be hitting the shelves in October.