Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Sale Amazon Germany

My first sale at Amazon Germany is a French Sketch! All the novels and French Sketches have been selling at Amazon UK and Amazon France in one's and two's. But every little bit helps. This Sketch is about life on Cap Ferrat and the life of Somerset Maugham in the 1920s and 1930s, a beautiful gilded age if you had the gold.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cap Ferrat up at Diesel

Here's a link to ebook store Diesel with my $.99 short now up. French Sketches: Cap Ferrat and Somerset Maugham. I used Maugham as a model for a more lightened-up character named Shelley Moncton in my historical novel "Vienna 1934: Betrayal at the Ballplatz." Maugham lived a very fascinating and colorful life.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

There's One in Every Marriage

Theater. On Wednesday night, November 9, students from the Claremont Colleges previewed three scenes from their upcoming theater production of "There's One in Every Marriage," a farce by French playwright Feydeau, that debuts Thursday night November 17 at Seaver Theater on the Pomona College campus.

The presentation was made at a dinner meeting of the Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation in the Hampton Room of Malott Commons. My wife and I had the delight of sitting next to the young lady playing the cocotte in the play for dinner, and I must say she was in delightful form.

The play's producer and director, Professor Leonard Pronko, got off the table's best line: "my fuel is dark chocolate and red wine." Fun evening. Later he gave another of his fascinating little introductory lectures on French farce--they're always about sex in some form. An eternal dramatic interest.Link to Pronko interview

Attached is an interview with Professor Pronko.