I have not heard much from the publisher of my Red Faber biography, and I'm told that is to be expected. Other authors cautioned me that there is lots of silence after the manuscript is submitted.
McFarland Publishers told me a couple of months ago that my manuscript, which was submitted just before Christmas, will be a fall release.
After sending an inquiry this week -- I asked, "May I assume that no news is good news?" -- McFarland surprised me with a preview of the book's cover. I was happy to see that McFarland's art department showed the good judgment to use the design developed (as a suggestion) by Brian Davis, an artist at the Telegraph Herald.
McFarland confirmed that the book will be part of its fall catalog. So, I guess this book really is going to happen!