Those are the clothes I’m wearing, not the name of the weather front that blew in this week. By the way, why do they call it a “front” when you freeze your “rear” off? Hmm. In any case, it’s cold down here in Austin, Texas! How cold? I just saw a chicken crossing the street with her capon. (Cape on?) Look, there aren’t many ‘cold chicken jokes.’ (That one was really “fowl!”) What can I say, I’m a hen-pecked guy.
Lest we forget, last Tuesday was Veterans Day. Accordingly, I’d like to acknowledge my favorite vet, my father, Arthur Yanoff, who on October 11, 1945, flew across the Atlantic Ocean in a B-24 bomber destined for North Africa. I would also like to acknowledge my Uncle Jim, who served in the Air Force, My Uncle Paul, who served in the Army, my Uncle Aubrey, a Marine sergeant, who fought in Korea, and my cousin Max (Talbott) a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Thank you all for your service to our nation!
So what else is new? Well, on Wednesday, November 12, I was featured on the highly acclaimed radio program “Be The Star You Are.” The show was hosted by the incredibly talented Cynthia Brian, who is known as “The Oprah of the Airwaves.” As I’ve mentioned previously, her popular program is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, which has a listening audience of 4.5 million people in 219 countries. (I understand that only 4.2 million people listened to my brilliant oration, which was a little disappointing. Well, that’s show biz.)
Speaking of remarkable women, I recently had the pleasure of participating in my first internet interview with the lovely and talented blogger Gina McKnight. Gina produces a very popular blog called “Riding & Writing.” (She loves horses and books.) She asked some great questions, and if you would like to read my answers, simply go to: Ginamc. blogspot.com If you look on the right side of your computer screen, you will find the archive list and my name. Check it out if you get a chance. (My interview was on Sunday, October 26, 2014)
Since we’re on the subject of books (for a change) I’d like to remind you that my first mystery novel, THE GRACELAND GANG, is now available on the OFFICIAL Elvis Presley webpage. All you need to do is find yourself a working computer and go to: Graceland at Shop.com (The holidays are coming up quickly, so don’t delay!) If we sell a lot of books, I’m going to ask Elvis to sign some future copies, which should fetch a pretty penny.
Incidentally, in case you’re wondering, the fourth “Adam Gold Mystery” is in the final stages of front cover production. The book is titled, RANSOM ON THE RHONE, and as the name suggests, the story takes place primarily in France. The target date of release is early January, 2015, so please don’t leave the country before you purchase a copy. (You will not be allowed back without your passport and a copy of the book. Hey, I don’t make the rules… (I just break them!)
In closing, I would like to remind you that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Please remember to purchase your turkey early. (My wife got her turkey 35 years ago… me!) Hopefully, you will find some photographs at the end of today’s blog. These are photos from the gala literary event known as “Evening With The Authors.” I hope you enjoy them!
Take care and have a wonderful week. Love to all …..