"We'd love to publish Job Site, and propose that we do it under the terms of
the previous contract. I'll give you a call either later today or tomorrow.
I'm very excited about this. I think it will be a strong follow-up to Drive.
This is an idea that he himself suggested: "why not a book about a bulldozer." I took it and made it a book about construction equipment on a job site. Hence my title will be Job Site. This week, my main tech editor was at our house: my brother-in-law, Bob, who is a heavy equipment operator. Really, he's a crane operator. Since I don't seem to write about topics I actually know about, a tech editor is important. He had me reorder my storyboard to make a little more sense of what happens when on a job site.
My deadline is set for May 2010. I can only hope it will be in the Fall Catalog, but they don't commit to those things until they have project in hand.
This will follow the art medium (digital) and style of Drive.