Saturday, October 29, 2011

And we're off!

Today's the first event of my Traverse City Trifecta Book Tour. I'll be signing books from 2-4 p.m. at Horizon Books which has been doing well selling my books this month. Then Monday morning, Ron Jolly will interview me on WTCM radio. The big finale is Live at the Library Tuesday evening where I'll get a chance to read from the books, which was such a hit at Schuler's last summer. It's Laughing for a Living, up close and personal!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thanks, Lou!

Today's tough assignment was to interview Ed Asner who will bring his one-man show, FDR, to Van Singel Fine Arts Center Oct. 20. What a delight he was to talk with. I told him his Emmy-winning character, Lou Grant, epitomizes every city editor I've ever worked for. They didn't all look like him, especially the women, but they all seem to have that same dog-with-a-bone determination. "I feel like I've been working for you all my life," I told him. We talked about the challenges newspapers face today and he asked about my career. I told him I took the buy out two years ago. "You can always write books," he said. I told him I'd been doing just that on a small scale. He compared my books to his one-man show. "You're on the stage alone but at least you are out there." Thanks, Lou.