I almost fell overboard when I received notice that my audio CD book of Alive on the Andrea Doria has won national recognition from the Hollywood Book Festival. To see a list of winners: http://www.hollywoodbookfestival.com/winners2010.htm
The Honorable Mention award will be celebrated in Hollywood on July 23 at the Roosevelt Hotel. I will not be attending but I hope to get noticed by film, TV, and others in the production industry. Could this be the start of something big in Hollywood?? According to the Festival website:
“Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry.”
A special thanks to my friend Karlheinz Baumann for his exhaustive production and editing! I also thank the five survivors who read their stories: Germaine Strobel, Mike Stoller, Madge Young Nickerson, Jerome Reinert, and Sister Angelita Myerscough. If you would like to hear a two-minute excerpt, go to www.PieretteSimpson.com. It’s on the homepage, along with the offer for free book with every purchase.
A press release will follow.
Thanks for letting me share my excitement!