Wednesday, 23 February 2011

News round up

Just these past few days, there seems to have been a wee explosion of good stuff to be had and to be heard about, so I thought I'd round it all up here.

First up, there's something amazing, unique, exciting, fantastic, cool and swinging going on over At The Bijou. That swell dame ABSOLUTELY*KATE has charmed the incredibly prolific, insightful and super-cool Mr ROBERT J RANDISI and together they present the one, the only, THE RAT PACK REVUE!  The Revue plays Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday matinees, check it out, don't miss a thing, be there or be square. I'm absolutely thrilled to be in with a story - also playing are Eric Beetner, Paul Brazill, Kevin Michaels, Sean Patrick Reardon, Anthony Venutolo and the dame herself, Absolutely*Kate. And there's lots of stuff from Mr Randisi throughout - as he says himself, he's going to 'work the lounge' before he 'hits the main room'. All good stuff.

Next up, Paul Brazill - he gets everywhere, that man! No complaints about that, he's a class act, and to prove it, he's camping out over at Mulholland Books with some fine advice: TEN CRIME BOOKS TO HELP CURE YOUR HANGOVER, no less. See, a fine author and a generous humanitarian to boot.

I was reading an article the other day about becoming a Writer in Residence and how it can only be a good thing for all parties, when blow me down, but didn't Nick Quantrill, author of BROKEN DREAMS, go and land himself exactly such a gig! Now the newly ensconced Writer in Residence at Hull Kingston Rovers, and with a second book, THE LATE GREATS, due out later this year from Caffeine Nights Publishing, Nick is flying high. Great to see someone enjoying such well-deserved success!


  1. Thanks for the hat tip, young lady. Great new for Nick.

  2. You're welcome! And yup, it certainly is. It's nice to see someone doing so well! We've got Mr Ayris and ABIDE WITH ME out soon with Caffeine Nights, too - that's another one to look forward to. And I'm hoping you'll be next. :)

  3. The dame's in the house Jools, and you blew me away! Such a posh pizazz posting for the RAT PACK REVUE AT THE BIJOU! Your fans know that your *starring* piece is running this weekend?

    Paul Brazill? Nick Quantrill? Them dashing crime boys give me a thrill. Did I mention they're part of the mounting excitement for HARBINGER*33, the upcoming book and ongoing promotion for stellar authors on the rise? (Oh yeah, I just did)

    Hey - Gotta get back to the show. I want your kleigs and spots just right Lady! THANKS much from all of our sparkling RAT PACK REVUE for this tremendous drum roll. Buddy Rich couldn't have done it better. (Don't tell him I said that though. Tommy Dorsey says Buddy's got a temper. Guess he's no Buddy til somebody loves him, eh?)

    ~ We love you -- over AT THE BIJOU
    ~ Come see the show folks!
    ~ Absolutely*Kate, humble promoter, with moxie (World needs more moxie)

  4. Hey, Kate - good of you to drop by! Looking forward to the matinee, got a seat booked in the red velvet rows. The RAT PACK REVUE AT THE BIJOU is a swell show, lady, and you're a class act for sure. I'll be swinging by later to see how STAR plays to the crowd. Here's looking at you, kid!