The book thing is really going to happen. I've got all the material in place (14 stories and short memoir). I just need to enter the changes & corrections from the last round of proof reading - a few hours work - and then it will be ready to submit to iUniverse.
I'm a little ahead of my schedule to get it to them by mid-March for a release date of early- to mid-summer. John's book is available now - I'm still waiting for my copy in the mail - and that's exciting enough. It's going to be quite an experience to finally hold a copy of my own book in my hands.