How much time did it take you to write the book?

What a great question! FOREVER is the short answer. Jk. George did the research, and he is an amazing and organized scholar. What takes normal people months to do, he can do in a week. He has laser focus and doesn't do things like Internet surf or text random messages. He's a working machine. (Fun fact is that George is a full-time attorney, 3/4 time English professor at University of Texas, and is preparing to defend his dissertation for his SECOND Ph.d -- and he has four children with whom he spends many hours throwing the football, helping with homework, and listening to elementary, middle and graduate school woes.) After the research, then came the writing and editing (and editing and editing). Three years passed between the time the books were written and when they hit the market. Finding the right publisher was no easy task. We didn't have an agent, which is an unheard of thing in the publishing world, but these Texas books are "regional" and required a special publisher (History Press). Conservatively about 750 hours of work went into these books. Considering that for each book purchased, the authors make approximately .80 each. This means that 187,500 books need to be sold to pay for the author's time. Since the books came out in August, 6,000 books have been sold. This is all to say that writing the books was a labor of love. It was FANTASTIC fun and the authors love working together on projects. Some people camp or sail as hobbies, the Christian family writes books. Look for more books in the series...

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