As I write this, the snow from the Blizzard of 17 has stopped falling but the wind is howling and rearranging the two feet of snow the storm left behind. It is a blessing to look out on the frozen landscape from the safety and comfort of our warm home. I hope this finds you and yours safe and warm.
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I apologize that this issue is coming quite late. My niece, Annette, passed away recently after a 21 month battle with a very aggressive ALK cancer. She was 54 years old and a woman of amazing faith and strength of character and her death has sapped my energy a bit.
I have been spending most of my time finishing up the new novel and the play based upon the book, so now, here is what’s UP AND COMING.
AGENT MEETINGS - UNICORN WRITERS CONFERENCE, MARCH 25, 8 AM - 9 PM, MANHATTENVILLE COLLEGE, NEW YORK
I am attending this conference near the end of the month and have arranged meetings with six literary agents regarding my new book, Wounded Angels. I will meet with each agent for 30 minutes and each will have read the first 40 pages of the manuscript. We will see if one or more of them feel it has the horsepower to be a commercial success and offers representation. More to come.
RADIO INTERVIEW WITH DAVID EWEN - YOUR WORLD DISCOVERED - MARCH 27.
Once again, David has graciously invited me to be his guest on the program. This interview will focus primarily on the activities surrounding my new novel, Injured Angels, including plans for the book, play and audio book. The interview will take place on March 27 and will be available on-line following that date. More details in my next newsletter.
STAGED READING OF WOUNDED ANGELS - UCONN WATERBURY CAMPUS - APRIL 19 - 4PM.
This is still in the planning stages and subject to change, but I will provide firm details in my next newsletter. For now, save the date.
AUTHORS TABLE AT THE HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY - SATURDAY, MAY 13, 10:00 AM - 2 PM
I will be the featured author at the Hartford Public Library on Saturday, May 13. I will have a table set up in the library for sales and signing of my books and to answer any questions readers might have about me, my books or any aspect of the writing and publishing profession. Come by and say hello.
SCREENPLAY COLLABORATION WITH DAN BLANCHARD AND CARL GUERRA
I am meeting with fellow author, Dan Blanchard, and screenwriter, Carl Guerra, on Friday, March 17 to continue our discussions on a collaboration. The goal is to further promote the screenplays for my novel, Amanda's Room and Dan's book, Storm. Carl wrote the screenplays for both our books and we are looking into the possibility of co-promoting them at the same time. More to come.
Here is the latest update on the book, the play, et. al.
I finished the initial rewrites of Wounded Angels per feedback from editor, Bob Zaslow. I am very impressed with his skills and have arranged to continue working with him on the book. In the meantime, I just keep on plugging.
THE PLAY SCRIPT
The draft is finished! I am still workshopping it with my group at UCONN, but the draft has already been copyrighted and I am moving forward with plans for the staged readings.
AND ON TO THE STAGE...
The first of the staged reading is currently planned for Thursday, April 20 at UCONN Waterbury. More details will follow in my next announcement. If you are available, here is an opportunity for you to help shape what the final play will become.
AND THE AUDIO BOOK?
Nothing new to report right now. Hopefully, more to come on this project in the near future.
And here's a shameless plug for The Julie Stories featuring my cousin, Joe Callari
Joe is a very talented actor who you might recall from his appearances on Criminal Minds, Modern Family and other television series. Now he is the featured actor in a pilot for a new family comedy film, TheJulie Stories. Several screenings of the pilot are schedule throughout the country in the coming months, including one on Staten Island on April 8. By the way, from the thousands of entries nationwide, Joe was selected as Best Actor for his role in the film by Indifest. You can see the trailer for the film and arrange to attend the screening via the website at: http://ift.tt/2mXVw02
Short and Sweet
That does it for this month. Thank you for spending a while with me. Until next month,