It finally arrived! My first book has now been officially published and is available for purchase on Amazon.com. I am so happy to say that one of my life-long dreams has finally come true. My book is essentially my master’s thesis, for which I researched the potential influence of gentrification on homicide rates in Chicago, IL from 1970 to 1995. As part of Emory’s requirements, I paid the fee to list my thesis in my university’s database of dissertations and theses. That is how my publisher found my book. I definitely recommend that if you have the opportunity, you do the same.