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When talent is not enough…

February 20th, 2012

Hassie Calhoun is the beautiful, talented heroine in the trilogy that I am writing about her life. She aspires to be a great singer, first in the famed Copa Room in Las Vegas during the time of the Rat Pack, and later in NYC on the Broadway stage, as a…

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New writer-reader interactions

January 31st, 2012

I like to research a subject or idea thoroughly before jumping on board. So when I heard about Kindlegraph, I decided I needed to know more before deciding if it was a good use of my time. Evan Jacobs, the creator of Kindlegraph, is a big fan of book readings,…

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Frank Sinatra: a lasting musical legacy

January 27th, 2012

Oscar Wilde once said, “Whatever music sounds like – at least it does not sound in the smallest degree like German.” No offense to German, please consider the standard music genres of Classical, Pop, Country, Jazz, R&B, Classic Hits and Soundtrack versus the Indie/Alternative categories of Hip Hop/Rap, Hard Rock,…

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How much of HASSIE CALHOUN is really Pamela Cory?

August 18th, 2011

I have been asked numerous times by readers of this first book of the Hassie Calhoun trilogy: “Is the character, Hassie, based on your life?” or “Is this book actually a memoir?”. It is definitely not a memoir, but I would be lying if I said that there is nothing…

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