Just heard from my editor at Oxford University Press and October is now the new release date for the textbook, Introduction to American Deaf Culture, which will be just in time for instructors to place orders for their spring semester Deaf culture classes. The work has begun on the book’s cover, which will feature one of Nancy Rourke’s expressionist paintings. Nancy Rourke is emerging as one of the most dynamic contemporary Deaf artists. Her work illustrates the Deafhood journey in which many Deaf people embark on a search for a comfortable identity. She also features illustrations of well-known figures in the Deaf community in her artwork. To view her work, check out her website at www.nancyrourke.com.