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Posted by Corkwriter on Dec 4, 2017 11:13:13 AM

Hello Fellow Dreamers,

 

Looks like I'm latest newcomer on the docket, so here's more than you need to know about me.

 

I often tell people I have a mind like a steel trap, but the latches rusted out years ago. Age, good bourbon, good friends, travel, hanging with stars, closing hotel bars, peer pressure, free peanuts on Southwest, perhaps some grey matter leaking out my brainpan--plus many other factors--have earned me a memory that comes and goes like a good metaphor I wish I had to insert here.

 

I've done some things as an occupation that deserve telling. So I wrote a novel because I figured if one gets the tone right, finds the good fiction beyond the non-fiction, and spells most of the words correctly you've got something very readable. Did I mention it's funny?

 

Back in the day I had two published books, one poltical & humorous, one media humor and analysis. I don't remember if they will let you pass along the names of your previous books here, or even my own name  But if I'm allowed to--they're well out of print--they'd be True Grits and A Few Marbles Left. And I'd be John Corcoran Jr.

 

Neither my prior books nor my freelancing paid the rent. So, despite a "face for radio," I became a critic and entertainment reporter on the tube. I was the goofball at the end of the show,--after all the bleeds-it-leads, the ball scores, the weather, and the earnest editorial by a well-meaning GM-- I'd come by to tell you what movie to see or what a star or director thought about his/her new flick.  I interviewed stars. Many a weekend, I jumped the big skybird, flew to a distant city and lived in the lap of luxury for a couple days while lapping up the good hootch. SHow Biz--You gotta love it.

 

I won't lie. It was a great gig. The novel--called Doing Julia is in the process of getting loaded up as an original Paperback and on Kindle.

 

Best,


Corkwriter

 


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Jan 10, 2018 9:34 PM auntie-jan    says:

Sample pages were very enjoyable.  Humorous and melancholy at the same time, kind of like real life.  Your liquid, unfettered writing style is effortless to read.  Best of luck on your project.