Friday, June 12, 2009

A Long Overdue Update

Salutations-

Well, we're nearing the one year anniversary of my blog's untimely extinction, so I figured now was as good a time as any to write a short update. My friend Nick, who created this archive, was kind enough to turn over operational control of the site to me.

Upon our unit's redeployment, the Gravediggers all went their separate ways, many of them staying in the Army and continuing to do great things for Uncle Sam. I separated from active duty earlier this month, and will be moving to New York City in the fall. After the Washington Post article ran about Kaboom, I signed with Wm Clark Associates, a literary agency based out of New York. A few months after that, I signed a book deal with Da Capo Press, and a print version of Kaboom should be out in late 2009 or early 2010. It's almost entirely new material, and a far more in-depth exploration of our experiences than what I was able to put on the blog.

Beyond all of that, I really want to thank everyone who supported me and my soldiers during the deployment. It was often very difficult to say so over there, but keeping those small connections with reality was vital for all of us. Thanks again and God bless.

Matt Gallagher