I was prowling around a bookstore on my way to Philadelphia yesterday and spotted Tony Williams'
new book, The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic that Changed America's Destiny.
I've known two people who gave up perfectly good teaching careers to devote their time and effort entirely to writing; they have both succeeded. The other was Jerry Pournelle
(see also this one.
) Well done Tony!