As I write this, I’m in my hotel in Seattle overlooking Elliot Bay in the middle of a vicious thunder storm. I’m not really here to see the Wizard (everyone knows he’s in Omaha) but every time I hear “Emerald City” I naturally think of The Wizard of Oz. And Brother Iz. Don’t ask me … Continue reading I’m Off To See The Wizard!
Growing up, one of my favorite television shows was Hawaii 5-0. I loved the exotic locale. The theme song, Jack Lord’s hair, “Book ’em Danno” all of it. When I first heard about the ‘new’ Hawaii 5-0, I was filled with trepidation. First, that Hollywood can’t come up with anything new. Everything has to be … Continue reading One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other. The New Hawaii 5-0.
I turned fifty years old today. As an amateur historian, I have a real sense of what it means to have lived for half a century (and a real appreciation of not being born 1000 years ago because I’d be dead by now). For some reason, turning 50 has left me in a reflective state … Continue reading Happy Birthday To Me! Things I Learned On The Way To The Big 5-OMG!
Hi Readers! Your New York Times Best Seller Authorness here! (I never get tired off the sound of that!) Here with a few little tidbits to make your holidays a little smoother and more fun! Just one of the many services we provide here at Team Spradlin HQ. But first, have you entered my contest … Continue reading Rounding First and Heading to Second…
I was an English minor in college. I concentrated in Modern Period American Literature. This is generally considered as the years between World War I and II. One of the richest periods of literature in any country in history. Think of the writers who were at their peaks during these years: Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Sinclair … Continue reading Family, Friends and Other People I Have Known