Archive for March, 2010

Memoir of a Black Eyed Pea

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Exciting news – here’s the official news of my latest project as a ghost, as announced in a press release issued by the publisher:

“Publisher Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, has announced that Taboo – MC, dancer, actor and member of the six times Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum group The Black Eyed Peas – has signed up to write his memoir, FALLIN’ UP (more…)

A marine goes to war…

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

When the collective focus is concentrated on when our troops are coming home, it’s pretty hard to say farewell to a loved one who is only just departing.

My nephew Alex leaves any day now for the Afghanistan hell-hole of the Helmand Province. We’d quietly hoped and prayed as a family that our boys would have pulled out before this day arrived. Instead, he and his fellow marines are among the last batch going in. (more…)

This is fact not fiction…

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

People’s lives are quarries and, somewhere buried deep, lies the truth that needs to be mined before this raw material becomes a memoir. An even deeper quarry is that of history.

Within the painstaking excavation of both, there will be emotions, details and certain accounts that will be dug-up and exposed. And then there will be fragments of imagination and fantasy, clinging to these truths like clumpy, wet soil. It is the job of the writer on this archaeological dig to know and then separate the two. (more…)

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