Over the next several months, I’ll be visiting weekly networking events involving local chapters of Rotary International; part of my Forgotten Hollywood-Book Series tour. Members of this fine service organization seem to enjoy my topic regarding the thread between Hollywood and history.
Previously, I’ve attended events in Brea, Los Alamitos, La Habra, Van Nuys (all in California); and earlier this year, in Boulder City, Nevada. Here are my next planned excursions:
* Wilshire Rotary Club / Network Lunch at The Ebell of Los Angeles (May 16th)
* Surf City Rotary Club / Network Breakfast at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach (May 23rd)
* Santa Ana North Rotary Club / Network Lunch at Antonello Ristorante (June 6th)
* Huntington Beach Rotary Club / Network Lunch at Meadowlark Golf Course (June 7th)
* Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Club / Network Breakfast at Meridian Sports Club (June 21st)
* Rotary Club of Santa Fe Springs / Network Lunch at Candlewood Country Club in Whittier (August 14th)
The Rotary International motto of Service above Self suits my goal of sharing seldom-told American stories, which is an educational arm of my work as an author with a purpose.
~ Two branches of the Los Angeles Public Library have recently ordered copies of Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. It will rest alongside my first work at the Richard J. Riordan Central and the Goldwyn Hollywood Regional locations.
~ Two shelves within the State Library of Ohio have just obtained Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. The books are housed in New London (in the center of the Rust Belt), and Martins Ferry (near the Ohio River across from West Virginia). My initial paperback has been part of the online resource center for the state for some time.
A notable from Martins Ferry: Hall of Fame NBA player John Havlicek.
~ The East Smithfield Public Library also carries Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. Located northeast of Providence in Rhode Island, the branch is part of the Ocean State Library System, which connects the entire state. This branch is in a mill town, near the borders of two states: Massachusetts and Connecticut.
~ Finally, the Hughes Main Library of the Greenville County Library System in South Carolina makes available my first paperback. This confirms the 16th State housing my printed words.
This enlightened city has been home to many famous folks, including sports figures (Kevin Garnett, Lucas Glover, Jay & Bill Haas, and the late Shoeless Joe Jackson); musicians (Peabo Bryson, Josh Turner, and Edwin McCain); politicians (the legendary Strom Thurmond and Jesse Jackson); and Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward.
32 libraries have requested to carry my latest paperback in the last 100 days, a remarkable amount. 79 libraries house my first work. Overall, 95 total literary branches now share my Book Series to their cherished readers.
I’m immensely gratified.
Until next time> “never forget”