WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS…..

Well, if you’ve been reading VARIETY, the show-business magazine, you probably know the huge, earth-shattering news…..  Murder Ink Press has purchased the book and movie rights to THE PRESLEY PLOT and MURDER ON MAIDEN LANE!!  Both books will be revised (and lengthened) and reissued with new and improved front book covers in both soft-back and hard-back versions!!  They will also be available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kindle, Nook, etc.

In a word, I am….. Astonished!  Delighted!  Grateful!  Flabbergasted!  (Wait a minute, that’s four words!)  Well, what can I say, a lot of books have “four-words!”

Seriously though, this is wonderful news, and I am one very lucky author.  A lot of the credit goes to you, my loyal blog followers, so thank you very much for your continued support and encouragement!  I shall not let you down!

So what else is new?  Judge Susan is coming over today for a “Mexican Swim Party.”  (Lots of “dips.”)  She is bringing her three gorgeous grandchildren, too.  After I finish this blog post, I’m going to Home Depot to buy 100 gallons of Chlorine!  (Use your imagination here.)    Congratulations to Rita and Michael Hennecke on the birth of their new daughter.  She is absolutely beautiful, but due to rising hospital costs, the parents have not yet chosen a name for her!  (I suggested “Hey, you” but I doubt the name will stick!)

My Texas Hold ‘Em tournament play remains hotter than a stolen tamale.  I’ve made it to the “final table” seven times in a row!  (Without winning the tournament, mind you.)  Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of sitting next to the beautiful and talented Beverly Skipper Lange.  My dear friend just got back from the MAIN EVENT at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where she placed 86th and won…..  $70,000!  Well done, Miss Beverly!

Another poker great, Kevin Evans, surprised our last tournament group with some very special t-shirts.  The shirts were emblazoned with the front book covers of my first three mystery novels!  (The Presley Plot, Murder on Maiden Lane, and Devil’s Cove.)  Thank you, Kevin!  The shirts were very cool… very considerate… and very colorful!

Several of my blog followers have asked about my upcoming trip to Detroit.  We had to cancel the trip, mainly because people are moving out of the city in record numbers.  (Motown has become LessTown!)  Even the schools are falling apart.  Did you know that Detroit kids spend the first two weeks of school studying their Miranda Rights?  What do you think the average Detroit student gets on his or her SAT?  (Drool!)     **The preceding jokes are dedicated to my one and only Detroit friend, Gary Rubenstein!

In conclusion, I would like to remind you that the first novel ever written on a typewriter was….  TOM SAWYER!  (I forget the author’s name.)  I still use an electric typewriter, which is why the neighbors think we have a pet woodpecker.  (No woodpecker jokes, please!)   Have a safe and joyous week!

Love to all…..

Doc Yanoff

 

 

3 thoughts on “WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS…..

  1. Gee, I hope that you will receive this. I am a little computer illiterate. Well you have achieved your dream. I remember Arthur telling me that you wanted to do your own thing before you started working for the company. Well, you went long way around it. I assume you did some playwriting before coming to insurance. I can remember when you started working in Valley Stream, I started in Chicago in July of 76 and you trailed right behind me a little short of a year. I don’t trust my memory much anymore. Well you did your thing in insurance and now you have grabbed the brass ring and received what you truly wanted. So in all those years look at what you have accomplished along with a wife and family and now your writing. Steve, I am so so proud of you. Most people never attain some of their dreams and you have gotten so much more. I was thinking about you the other night and in my mind I had thoughts of the movie Funny Farm with Chevy Chase and yes I put you right in that movie trying to type away in the upstairs bedroom. Sorry, but I love that movie and guess what, you figure right into it. Unfortunately I have never met your wife so I could not put her into it. Your mom and the entire family must be so happy for you. The best I could ever write is a letter on Yanoff letterhead. I look forward to riding along with you on your journey for the next few years. Enjoy, you have earned this. Take care, luv luv luv Donna Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:35:32 +0000 To: donnajsimon@hotmail.com

    • Good morning, dear!

      Thank you for your lovely letter… it was very sweet and very insightful! Believe me, I realize how lucky I am to have found a pleasant hobby at this age, and I am indeed enjoying every minute. I do hope all is well with you and that you too are enjoying your “golden years.” You have earned a long vacation and you certainly deserve all the good things that I know will come your way. As I’m sure you know, my entire family always thought the world of you. When you get a moment, would you please re-send your mailing address? (I usually lose addresses at least once or twice!)

      Have a great day, darling, and I’m very glad you will be coming along for the ride!

      Take good care of yourself!

      Stephen Yanoff

      On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Books By Stephen G. Yanoff wrote:

      > New comment on your post “WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS…..” > Author : Donna Simon (IP: 65.55.116.9 , 65.55.116.9) > E-mail : donnajsimon@hotmail.com > URL : > Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/65.55.116.9 > Comment: > Gee, I hope that you will receive this. I am a little computer > illiterate. Well you have achieved your dream. I remember Arthur telling > me that you wanted to do your own thing before you started working for the > company. Well, you went long way around it. I assume you did some > playwriting before coming to insurance. I can remember when you started > working in Valley Stream, I started in Chicago in July of 76 and you > trailed right behind me a little short of a year. I don’t trust my memory > much anymore. Well you did your thing in insurance and now you have > grabbed the brass ring and received what you truly wanted. So in all those > years look at what you have accomplished along with a wife and family and > now your writing. Steve, I am so so proud of you. Most people never > attain some of their dreams and you have gotten so much more. I was > thinking about you the other night and in my mind I had thoughts of the > movie Funny Farm with Chevy Chase and yes I put you right in that movie > trying to type away in the upstairs bedroom. Sorry, but I love that movie > and guess what, you figure right into it. Unfortunately I have never met > your wife so I could not put her into it. Your mom and the entire family > must be so happy for you. The best I could ever write is a letter on > Yanoff letterhead. I look forward to riding along with you on your journey > for the next few years. Enjoy, you have earned this. Take care, luv luv > luv Donna

  2. Nola Firestone

    CONGRATS!!! Can’t wait to see the movie!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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