James Doughty Coming to Visit

Some Monument to LastThis Saturday, author James Doughty, also known as TV reporter James Muñoz, is visiting A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye.

James and I will be chatting about his book, Some Monument to Last: Memoir of TV Journalist James Muñoz with Family Poems and Letters. James and I worked together for two and a half years getting the book from his draft to a published book. James self-published his book and will also share advice for writers considering this publishing route.

When I shared my excitement that Some Monument to Last was published, I quoted a short poem by James’ grandmother that gave the book its title.

The book isn’t easily categorized. The first section is James’ story—both about his television career and about his search for his father—interspersed with lots of photos. Next comes poetry—his grandmother’s poems and a few from James, followed by family letters and photos. The book ends with a collection of quotes, some James has collected and some he has written. It’s a short easy read but packed with encouragement.

James has generously offered to give away a paperback copy of his book to a commenter. You may comment on this post or the interview on Saturday to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced next week.

Don’t miss the chance to ask James questions. He’ll be here Saturday to respond to comments.

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