As if my book arriving was not exciting enough, my sister phoned me to say there was a long review, very long, on Amazon Canada. I clicked my way to the site, and there was a wonderful (and long) review from my old friend, journalist and author Ron Base.
We had hung out on many film sets together where I invited him to interview actors: Peter O’Toole in a Toronto corner of Avenue and King, Tony Curtis in Israel in the sun, and Angie Dickinson in Barkerville in a snow storm, but the highlight for Ron was being kissed by Ann-Margret back in Toronto.
Fast forward 40 years, Ron and I have reconnected. Retired from journalism, he is now a successful author of the Sanibel Sunset Detective series. He purchased Nanaimo Girl and subsequently wrote the review of all reviews.
But Ron didn’t stop there. Two days ago, he emailed me a celebrity collage featuring head shots overlooked by me and my book and a horse. A brilliant cutting and pasting job to help promote Nanaimo Girl. You’ll see it on the homepage of my website!
Everyone should be so lucky as to have a friend like Ron.