Horses again? What can I say, I have a “one track mind!” So, right out of the gate, I would like to thank all of the vendors at Churchill Downs who were kind enough to feature my soon-to-be-released mystery, A RUN FOR THE MONEY. The pre-publication sales were phenomenal and I am most appreciative. Next stop, the Preakness at Pimlico Park in Maryland. (The actual book should be available by the time we get to the Belmont Stakes!)
Speaking of gratitude, I would also like to thank all of the literary judges who recently chose DEVIL’S COVE (my third “Adam Gold Mystery”) as a FINALIST in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. The 2016 writing contest was very competitive, attracting over 2,000 entrants. Winning was “a long shot,” and I am thrilled to be in such glorious company. (All right, no more racetrack terms!) The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles in September, so maybe I’ll get to visit with some of my LA fans. (Dinner’s on me!)
And since we’re on the subject of long shots, my photograph (headshot) is about to grace the cover of BookMad Magazine. (There goes their circulation!) This magazine is a nationally distributed publication that highlights the wild and whacky world of professional writers. They will also be publishing a full-length interview with yours truly, which I shall post right here when it becomes available. (Read carefully, there is going to be a test!)
Incidentally, you might want to save the cover, just in case you’re heading out to the gun range. (It would make an excellent target!) By the way, if you go to the range, don’t go off “half-cocked.”
I just finished reading Marcel Marceau’s autobiography. Does this make me a “mime reader?” Did you know that Marceau refused to perform on cruise ships? (He was strictly a “land mime.”) Jeez, these jokes are really lame. Well, that’s what you become with a land mine!
Now for some really good news….. One of my devoted blog followers is a twelve-year-old lad who recently created a yoga dog character that teaches children how to deal with their emotions. (A rather “ruff job,” if you ask me!) In any case, the young lad is raising money to produce a pilot. (I told him to try the airport.) Since this is a very worthwhile project, you might want to contribute a few bucks, and if so, just log onto: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wufshanti/wuf-shanti-tv-show-dog-character-that-teaches-yoga. (If you make a contribution, I will give you a 10% discount on any book purchase of your choice!)
Hey, does anybody think that Bernie Sanders is too old to be president? I just found out that his first homeowner policy covered fire, theft, and Indian raids! (Come on, that’s funny!) Bernie is so old he remembers when Howard Johnson only had two flavors! Bernie may be a tad old, but so are these jokes! Look, like I always say, if they haven’t heard it before, it’s original!
Well, I must leave you now. I am actually babysitting this weekend. (My new grand-daughter, Goldie Delilah, requires a great deal of attention. What’s up with that?) After breakfast, I’m bringing her to JiffyLube for a check-up. She seems to be leaking fluid in several places! The poor girl definitely needs an oil (or diaper) change.
You folks take care and have a wonderful week. I have a HUGE surprise for all of my loyal blog followers, which I shall announce next time. Until then, keep those cards and letters coming, and don’t forget to insert some cash from time to time.
Love to all,
P.S. Anybody care to guess where the attached photo was taken?