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Sybil Jason, adorable singing, dancing and acting star of many a Warner Brothers drama and musical, got her start at the age of 4 and although her motion picture career only lasted five years her fame was established.  Beloved by millions, her story is told in the August IMAGINEMAG!

http://imaginemag.co.za/?p=2842

 

 

 

Who would expect to find a coral reef inside a cave?  If it is a fossil reef, yes!  And this particular cave I write about is the only one known to have a coral reel.  Read about it in the July/August GEOLOGY TODAY!

 

 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2451

 

 

Cats got their start as wild animals, like all our pets, and apparently "chose" to become domesticated.  Read about the wild cats of South Africa and elsewhere on the continent and how they became our pet cats in the July IMAGINEMAG! A SOUTH AFRICAN ARTS AND CULTURE MAGAZINE.

 

 http://imaginemag.co.za/?p=2780

 

 

 

Michael Ramsey and I wrote a long piece for the June 2017 MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE (# 30) on the wonderful phenomenon that is Monster Bash, now celebrating twenty years of pleasing everyone who loves classic monsters!

 http://www.creepyclassics.com/product.sc?productId=11577&categoryId=39

 

 

I'm not a foodie but I can cook, and I was honored to have a few recipes included in SIT STAY EAT, a cookbook to help support the fine work of the Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care Center.  Scrumptious meal ideas from celebrity chefs and others, including fellow environmental scientists Katy Damico, Kathy Perdue, Pam Painter and Scharlene Floyd are included  Get your copy! 

 http://www.friendsofnacc.com/sitstayeat.php

 

 

 

244 published credits took me a long time to amass... with your support to help keep my markets going maybe it will not take too long to reach 300! 

 

The great folks who organize Monster Bash awarded me a "Forry" during their Awards Ceremony July 9, 2016. It is awarded to those who have made contributions to classic horror film fandom and journalism.  Behind his back he holds a copy of MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My 2015 Rondo Honorable Mention for an article about Forrest J Ackerman In CLASSIC IMAGES was my second:  "Forry: the Life of Forrest J Ackerman" received Honorable Mention in the Rondo Awards for "Best Book" in the year 2010!

 

 

TRIVIA CONTEST!

Who (or what) was "Judy" in the TV series DAKTARI?  The answer:  a chimpanzee!! she was one of the stars.  No one provided the correct answer this time!

 

Key points for Official Rules:

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
  • No age limit.  US Residents only.
  • Enter via Facebook or join my web site and post the correct answer.
  • Prize is a gift card to a national restaurant.
  • Not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors; identity disputes related to the winner
  • Entries must be received by -----
  • Mailing address needed if notified that prize won
  • Author held harmless in the event that the prize or contest in some way negatively impacts the winner;
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

 

  

Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman can be bought at http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/

   and         http://www.amazon.com/

 The Thunder Child likes the book; see the below at his blog!

http://thethunderchild.com/TheMirrorofEveLeQinu/ForryAckerman.html

The good folks at FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND posted a very positive review on their web site, linked below,

 http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/book-review-forry-the-life-of-forrest-j-ackerman-2/

The San Francisco Chronicle mentioned the Forry biography in a story about the Grace Cathedral's New Years Eve screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

http://www.blog.sfgate.com/

 http://blog.sfgate.com/tgladysz/2011/12/29/forrest-ackermans-favorite-film-screens-new-year’s-eve-at-grace-cathedral/

 

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 And...in 2009 this book was nominated for the 12th Annual Literary Award sponsored by the Library of Virginia.

http://www.midmar.com/