I’ve just received copies of my book called Mount Independence, which, oddly enough is about Mount Independence, a Revolutionary War fortification site and Vermont State Historic Site. This is a completely self-published title. Not only did I write it. I also took the photographs, created the map, did the layout of the interior, designed the cover and got it printed. So it was a lot of work in my spare time, although it is fortunately a short book. I’ll be awarding myself a Pulitzer and a MacArthur Fellowship, but that’s only after I take over hosting the Oprah Show, so I can interview myself after naming Mount Independence an Oprah’s Book Club Selection.
All seriousness aside (as Steve Allen would say), this was a labor of love. Mount Independence is a unique and beautiful place. Every time I walk its trails, I see something new or with a fresh and unexpected perspective. I have tried to capture that enthusiasm in the few pages of this short book. You can read more about it on the new web log I’ve set up for it and related subjects: www.road2hubbardton.com.
I only wish I could have come up with a better title.