Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ahaaaaaa - Life is Good

Seventy-five and sunny, birds chirping, life is good. Transcribing hours of Justice Burke's recordings using my Digital Wave Player and Dragon Naturally Speaking programs which cuts my time from voice to manuscript in half.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Brrrrrrrrrr II

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

Conference B*L*A*S*T

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

Where's the next chapter?

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

Readers & Writers Alert

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.

SCWC Feb 15-18

The Southern California Writers' Conference begins on Friday, 2/15. In the San Diego area or not ... do things at the last minute? See www.writersconference.com This conference is a B*L*A*S*T.