Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Leaving Chicago this morning – 16 degrees and rising but still too cold for me. Meeting with Justice Burke provided desired background on the first ever Special Olympics of 1968. As the woman-in-charge she proposed, planned, and managed the entire event. And yes, she remembered “our beloved” Joey Giardello. More info than I need for Down But Never Out but her story probably deserves a book unto itself.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I told you that the Southern California Writers’ Conference would be dynamite. Met a publisher who will be interested in Down But Never Out when finished and an author/screenwriter, Susan Arnout Smith who gave me so much help and inspiration that I ask all of you to seek out her website wwwsusanarnoutsmith.com Buy her book, The Timer Game -- it sounds terrific. Need more info – watch the back story webisodes on her site.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Guess what? I've just been asked for the rest of my book, God And Country by a litpitch.com reader, where I had posted the first 22 chapters. About now thinking like Charles Dickens who would ask a nickel a chapter, but here in 2008 think I'll go for a quarter. Five chapters for a dollar. Hope I make my first sale!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
There's a new site on the web for rabid readers and new writers. I couldn't resist, sent the first 22 chapters of my novel God And Country. In just a few weeks my page has had 87 viewers and my novel downloaded by 33 readers. It also received two 5-star votes. To date though, no one has requested the balance of the book. Here's the address: www.litpitch.com
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Booked Chicago flight/hotel for February 21 interview with Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Anne Burke. Justice Burke was a young Chicago Park District representative who helped organize the first ever Special Olympics in 1968 -- topic for an important chapter in my current project: Down But Never Out.