WELL, TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY…..
What big day you ask? The day that the Nobel Prize for Literature is announced! If you have read THE PRESLEY PLOT you know why I am so excited. I don’t mean to boast, but surely the committee will be able to recognize raw genius. Maybe even “well done” genius. If so, I am a shoe-in to win the prize for “Outstanding Mystery Writing Of Novels Dealing With Lost Tapes Of Elvis Presley.” Yes, I understand that this is a very narrow category, but so what? (Who reads poetry?)
The grand announcement will be made tomorrow morning, and to be perfectly honest, I doubt that I will get much sleep tonight. (After all, I am playing poker.) If I don’t win, I intend to be a good sport about things. (I’m referring to the book, not the poker game.) Frankly, after some of the recent Nobel Prizes, I am starting to question the judgement of the judges. (Too much pickled herring will pickle the old mind.) If I lose, I intend to demand a recount, and then I will insist that Judge Judy handle the contest next year. However, I must think positive, so after I’m done here, I will go pack my snow gear for the trip to Norway, or Sweden, or Denmark, or wherever the hell the contest is held. (The judges move around a lot. A moving target is harder to hit!)
NOW FOR SOME SERIOUS NEWS…… AND A BIG THANK YOU TO THE NEW “ELVIS PRESLEY FAN CLUBS” THAT HAVE SIGNED ONTO MY BLOG!!
I am honored and grateful to welcome the following clubs to our blog site….. GERAL@COFEBS.COM….. ANDREASTOECKLE69@GMAIL.COM…..ADRIAN_NICOLAE200@YAHOOGROUPS.COM…..ELVIS_FANS@YAHOOGROUPS.COM….& ELVISPRESLEY 1977@YAHOOGROUPS.COM
These wonderful people and groups have become loyal followers of my blog and I want each of them to know how much I appreciate their efforts on my behalf. BOOKS BY STEPHEN G. YANOFF now has over 2,000 followers world-wide, and it is because of folks like this that the site is so successful. I do take your interest quite seriously and try to amuse and educate about our shared fascination with Elvis and writing in general. I hope, if nothing else, that I bring a little smile your way now and then. So thanks again!
By the way, two wonderful Austin area authors have produced some new literature worth reading, so when you get a moment, GOOGLE Stephen Harrigan and Diane Fanning. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. These are two of our best.
Well, gang, that’s about all for now. I will write again when I land in Oslo, which I am flying to solo, which is just so-so, but spouses are a no-no, so now I must go-go.
Dang, those Norwegians are funny! (Instead of saying “no way,” they say “Norway.”) What jokesters.
Love to all…. (It looks like rain, dear….. “reindeer?”) All right, no more Scandinavian humor!!