Yes, this happens to be the title of a wonderful film about the Titanic. (1958) And yes, it is also the title of a short article about my honeymoon. (1978) However, I am not referring to either of these remarkable events, but rather to the hugely successful book signing event that occurred last Friday evening. (Still, I find it somewhat amusing that the Titanic went down in water, and I went down in flames!) Where was I? Oh yes, the book signing…..
Well, as expected, we had a standing-room only crowd. (They forgot to put out chairs.) Just kidding, there were plenty of chairs and lots of folks. In fact, I was told by the book store staff that we had one of the larger crowds of the year! I would like to thank each and every person who came downtown on a busy Friday night to attend this special event. It was so great to see all of my family and friends, and some not-so-well disguised reps from Murder Ink Press and Penguin Books lurking behind some shelves. (These two rascals are the co-publishers of my books.)
For those who missed the gala event, you can watch the entire show on PBS this Sunday night. I’m not sure what time it will air, but I think it will follow an intriguing Bill Moyers documentary about Indonesian sea sponges and the effect they are having on global warming. Speaking of sponges…… I just read that the original Bergdahl swap included Joe Biden. (The Taliban said no!) Poor Joe. He recently offered to escort a young lady to the senior prom, but her father nixed the offer. (He didn’t know what Joe Biden did for a living!)
Frankly, most folks don’t know what I do for a living. Neither do I, but it seems to be working. My intention is to live forever, or die trying. Accordingly, I have recently signed my fifth book contract with the good folks at Murder Ink Press. They will be publishing the 4th “Adam Gold Mystery” sometime in late August or early September. The book is titled “RANSOM ON THE RHONE” and it takes place in Europe! (Mainly in England and France) The story involves the theft of a priceless tapestry, and the pre-reviews have been outstanding, so I think you guys are really going to enjoy this one. I will keep you “in the loop” as they say at the Hula Hoop factory.
Meanwhile, I am happy to report that the gift shop at the Elvis Presley Center in Tupelo has asked for more copies of THE GRACELAND GANG. As some of you know, I met with the folks who run the place and they generously offered to sell my book at the gift shop. (Fifty-fifty split on the proceeds.) Some of my blog followers have asked to see a photo or two from my trip to Tupelo, so I have attached some photographs of me wandering around the grounds. (NOTE: The small white shack is the actual home where Elvis Presley was born!) I hope you enjoy the photos, and I promise to post some more from time to time.
The next book tour on the agenda involves the Caribbean, and I will reveal some interesting details about our trip next Sunday. Tonight marks the official start of “Pool Season” down here in Texas, so I must take my leave to check on the beer and tequila supply. (My wife drinks a lot.) My mother-in-law loved soda. She once drank Canada Dry, but that’s a long story. (They got over it!) So….. until next Sunday…… take care and have a safe and wonderful week! Love to all…..