Here's the latest news as far as my book is concerned. I've recently received a contract from the publisher, and I hear that I'll be seeing a proof in the next couple weeks. The new projected release date is Veterans' Day.
On top of that, 12 September will be the release date for Random House's Operation Homecoming, an anthology of accounts from Iraq and Afghanistan, which contains two of my stories. There's a reception that evening at the Library of Congress that I'm hoping to attend, if I can be permitted to take leave.
In addition, I've been hard at work painting, and I'll be posting the results here soon. Meanwhile, you can visit my new gallery site at www.stevengivler.com and see how it's coming along.