He took all those bits and bobbles they left on the floor of his office and made them into his first books of historical follies (Two Miserable Presidents, King George: What Was His Problem?). He quickly found that he loved writing these non-fiction books that gave him the freedom to inject the tidbits that he found most interesting. He sees every thing he researches as a case to solve. "You start with an assignment or idea, do some research and name your sources. Imagine a paper that took a year and a half to write. It's sort of like detective work. Sort of nerdy detective work, but still!" Sheinkin shares that his movie making background is still alive and well in his writing process. He has a dedicated wall of his office where he storyboards his books with different color index cards, photos, and more! Sheinkin's most recent book The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights is a National Book Award Finalist. Sheinkin is working on his next project, which focuses on Vietnam, at his home in Saratoga Springs, NY!