Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hockey commentator on the All-Massachusetts Hockey Team

Barry Melrose- who else?

Movie about said baseball team

How about a movie about this fictional team? It could star Karl Malden and Kirk Douglas. How about Charles Emerson Winchester from M*A*S*H?

Addition to the line-up

Carl Everett coming off the bench as a fourth outfielder!

The All Massachusetts Baseball Line-up

I have been working on this for a while. Here it is, a baseball lineup featuring last names of players all made up of Massachusetts towns and cities:


1- Eric Milton
2- Ryan Franklin
3- Tim Wakefield
4- Tim Hudson
5- Jim Palmer

Bob Montgomery (Alan Ashby in reserve)

Jim Spencer

Willie Randolph

Mike Lowell

Garry Templeton

Fred Lynn

Daryl Boston

Amos Otis

Josh Hamilton

Al Holland
Bob Shirley (Yes, I am serious, and don't call me Shirley)
Wes Gardner

John Sterling

And how about the fine sport of hockey? You could have a front line of Bob Bourne with Brett Hull and Keith Acton with Mike Mil(l)bury on defense!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Batman villains

As a child of the 60's (born in that decade) one of my favorite shows growing up was Batman, the old TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. I would be on the edge of my seat during each episode as it came to it's cliffhanging conclusion. The most intriguing part of each show was, in my opinion, the guest villains of each episode. Some huge Hollywood names passed through that show. Here are my top ten favorites.

1) THE PENGUIN (Burgess Meredith)

2) THE JOKER (Cesar Romero)

3) THE RIDDLER (Frank Gorshin and John Astin)

4) EGGHEAD (Vincent Price)

5) MR. FREEZE (Otto Preminger)

6) KING TUT ( Victor Buono)

7) LOUIE THE LILAC (Milton Berle)

8) THE MAD HATTER ( David Wayne)

9) THE SIREN (Joan Collins)

10) CATWOMAN (Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar)

Who are your favorites?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Book contract signed!

This past week I signed a deal with PublishAmerica for my new book, " Living A King's Life." It is an incredibly exciting time. With the formalities now done, production on the book is set to begin. The pre-production team is sending me out an author questionnaire as the first step in the process. We are working in tandem, step by step, and I am learning as I go.

As far as a timetable, it could take as little as four months and up to a year to see the book in print and in bookstores. Of course, I will keep everyone in the loop as I hear anything!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Book update

Hello all,

If you haven't heard, I learned this week that my book manuscript has been accepted for publication by the publishing company PublishAmerica. It is an exciting time for sure. I am close to signing a contract for the book to go into publication. I don't have a timetable for seeing the book going into print, and this is a "learn as you go process."

I chose the title " Living a King's Life." A play on words, but an accurate one.... I really feel like a king when I do my work, and of course, I worked for the Kalamazoo Kings in 2009.

I'll have further updates as they occur.