Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Few Photos From Our Trip To New Mexico

Just got back from New Mexico and wanted to post a few pictures. Not the best, but will do for now. Captions to be added. Got lots of laundry, mail, grocery shopping, lawn mowing, vegetable gardening, dog walking, etc. to catch up on.

Monte del Sol

Waiting for Leon
Near the Plaza

New Mexico's version of Goldenrod

Out for a Hike Again

We went in search of WATER in New Mexico. We found some:
Monastery Lake in Pecos
Fishing Only-NO SWIMMING- at Monastery Lake
Sun Flowers at Monastery Lake - and all along the Highways and Byways too
Pecos River

There was a nice swimming hole on the Pecos River - I wanted to go for a dip, but there were more miles to get in that day.

Up beyond Pecos
With our Friend Len
Swimming in Abique Lake

Not Exactly the Ledges in Vermont, but it will do.

Los Brunos Restaurant in Cuba

Did lots of hiking - at 7,000 feet hiking to almost 8,000 feet - not bad.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Movie Rights Still Available

Author as a young gay boy with Puppy

I want to share an email I received the other day. And my humble response:

Dear Frank,

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed your book!... Of course I can tell you. It’s simple: “Wow, Frank, I really loved your book!” There.

I started it yesterday morning, blew off the gym, and read it all day and into the evening, finishing it late last night. I couldn’t put it down ... I simply could not stop reading. I don’t know what took me so long to actually get around to it, but I am so glad I did.

So much of your story resonated with me. It’s well paced, you write very well, and the inherent truths behind your saga are authentic and wonderfully expressed. I also enjoyed your poetry. Just lovely.

Your book evoked so many of my own memories of that time (the 70s, the 80s) and the idiotic hang ups we all had. I’d always thought the title was odd, and it wasn’t until I got to the part that explained it that it suddenly made sense. And it was funny, to boot. 

I could blab on for hours, but ... I just want to tell you that I am so impressed with your achievement.

The only way I can express this is by comparing your story to my favorite movies … the “sleepers”... not the blockbusters that get all the attention. ...Your book hit me like that. And I loved it.

Your note nearly brought tears to my eyes. You don’t know how scary it is to put one’s self out there, especially in front of people that you know, to be judged on both your life’s foibles and your writing. 

So I was thrilled to read your comments, especially knowing you and that you do not hold back on expressing the good, the bad or the ugly.

Thank you so very much.

Now three favors to ask:

1. May I use your comments on my Facebook Page and blog?
2. Would you do a review on Amazon?
3. Contact your people. I want to sell the movie rights.

I got favorable replies to favors 1 & 2.


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