You guys are going to like this!
About a year and a half ago I was offered a chance of a lifetime - at least for me. I was asked if I would be interested in writing a book about the XJ for a publishing company called CarTech Books. They do very high quality books focusing on many auto topics such as engine performance, muscle cars, Pro-Touring, etc, only they recently decided to get into the Jeep market, starting with a book on the Cherokee and soon to come one on the TJ.
Anyway I was pretty flattered that I was asked, but to be honest, after seeing some of their books by other authors I was pretty intimidated by how professional they were. I wasn't sure if I had what it takes to write (and take the high quality photos) that something like this would require. After a lot of thought, I decided to do it. After all, how often does a chance like this come your way?
Now a year and a half later, I am very proud to say that the book turned out much better than I ever imagined. Of course I didn't do it alone... there were several guys from here and NAXJA who helped me, as well as guys from my local club. This type of endeavor wasn't a cake-walk either and turned out to be much more difficult than I first imagined. Taking thousands of photos to find the perfect shots, going over countless revisions with the editor, and even pulling several "all-nighters" to get stuff done before deadlines wasn't fun! But the end result was very much worth it.
Here's a teaser pic of the cover:
And if you guys want to know more about it and where to get it, go to this link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/book-all-cherokee-xj-owners-272363/
as I've set up a Vendor account to keep this legit per JeepForum rules.