Well, it took a while, but I have finally achieved (semi) immortality. How so? I have recently become an official… (are you sitting down?) WIKIPEDIA REFERENCE! Yes, yes, I know it’s hard to believe, (considering my grades in high school) but I will now be on the World Wide Web until infirmity, I mean, eternity. (or whichever comes first!) Here’s the deal…
The next time some poor soul is doing research on “Charles J. Guiteau,” the assassin who killed President James A. Garfield, they will be scrolling down the list of references until they come to… #32. A,B, & C. Stephen G. Yanoff. THE SECOND MOURNING. page 398. And then, as if that isn’t bad enough, they will come to another reference… #34. A & B. Stephen G. Yanoff. THE SECOND MOURNING. pages 398-399.
So there you have it, I am now an “official” expert on something. (Other than poker and tequila.) About time, if you ask me! I wonder what in the world am I going to do with all of the royalties? Every time somebody looks up “Charles J. Guieau,” I get two or three cents. (So you should look him up at least twice a day… if you want me to keep traveling in style.) I wonder if there is some sort of WIKIPEDIA conference for references? Maybe they meet at Noah Webster’s house for a crazy, fact-based weekend? Jeez, the possibilities are endless!
Since we’re on the subject of self-promotion (again) please don’t forget to tune in to my next nation-wide radio interview. (DETAILS: Tuesday, August 23, 2016. 12 Noon E.T. Streamed live via the Internet and available 24/7 by podcast at http://www.tantalk1340.com (And on WTAN-AM 1340 in Tampa, Florida and KLRG-AM 88O in Little Rock, Arkansas.)
The host (John Austin) and I will be chatting about my new mystery novel, A RUN FOR THE MONEY. (One of those fascinating “Adam Gold Mysteries.”) This tale takes place in the Gullah community of South Carolina and Lexington, Kentucky. The NYT called the book “another sign of Yanoff’s delightful use of history, geography, and clever writing.” I must agree with them!
For those of you who have never been to the Low Country of South Carolina (south of Charleston) I shall attach some photographs of Beaufort, S.C. and St. Helena Island. (Where some of the books takes place.) This is the epicenter of Gullah culture, and a truly beautiful spot. If you plan to visit, drop me a line and I will send you some hotel and restaurant recommendations.
Enjoy the photos and have a safe and prosperous week! Love to all,