Sunday, July 22, 2012

FLASHREADS!


My first whack at the 8FCS flashread book marketing campaign went down on July 21 at Papa Joe's Barbershop. My eight year-old daughter Sophia handled the videography.  It seems little Sophia was the ony family member who wasn't too embarrassed for me to take part. The two of us blasted into the shop like the Lone Ranger and Tonto.  I asked if anyone had a problem with a two minute flashread. If any of the fifteen or so customers had any reservations they were too stunned to make them. I introduced myself and the book, reassured the small crowd I'd be out of their hair in less than two minutes, and read a ninety second blurb from the book. Upon finishing, I thanked the mystified listeners and got the heck out of there.
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As far as I know, the flashread is my own invention. There will be more flashreads. I'll keep you posted.

The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son is available at the following locations:
Papa Joe's Barbershop - Chandler, Arizona
Chandler Auto and Tire - Chandler, Arizona

Changing Hands Book Store - Tempe, Arizona
Zia Records - 8 locations in Arizona and Nevada

The Book Frog - Rolling Hills, California
http://thebookfrog.blogspot.com/2012/07/shop-online-and-support-indies.html

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/The-Eight-Fingered-Criminals-William-Snyder/dp/1468142585/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334182364&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Barnes and Nobel - BN.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/The-eight-fingered-criminal-s-son?keyword=The+eight-fingered+criminal%27s+son&store=allproducts
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Rick Moranis is still following me on twitter.

I'll be doing a second reading at THE BOOK FROG in October.

An Arizona creative writing teacher ordered a set of The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son for her writing classes.

I'll be releasing a novel in 2013.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

RICK MORANIS AND THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON BOOK SIGNING EVENT AT THE BOOK FROG - BRIAN FRANK'S PHOTOS - PART 2

June 30th, 2012





PeteLedesma, co owner of the Book Frog, and I costarred in Andy Peterson's 1980 college film Coffee Tea or Murder. I think we're ready to do the sequel.


























Pictured here with yours truly are Cathy Finn, Mark Zembruski, Jimmy Ireland, Therese Fry, and Patrick Rodriguez. They attended Saint Joseph's Catholic School with me. The all agreed that Danny Gilroy's Pencil is a heckuva lot more true than mostly true.
Your loss, Rick Moranis.

Monday, July 9, 2012

PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON AT ZIA RECORDS


















You can pick up a copy of THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON at any of the eight ZIA RECORDS locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Tucson, and Las Vegas.


PHOENIX LOCATIONS:
Indian School & 19th Ave.

1940 W. Indian School, Phoenix AZ 85015

Phone - 602-241-0313
Monday through Saturday 10 AM – 11 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM

Dobson Rd. & Chandler Blvd.

1940 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler 85224

Phone - 480-857-4942
Sunday through Thursday 10 AM – 10 PM
Friday & Saturday 10 AM – 11 PM

Thunderbird & 25th Ave.

2510 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix 85023

Phone - 602-866-7867
Monday through Sunday 10 AM – MIDNIGHT

University & Maple

105 W. University, Tempe AZ 85281

Phone - 480-829-1967
Monday through Sunday 10 AM – MIDNIGHT


TUCSON LOCATIONS:

Speedway

3370 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716

Phone - 520-327-3340
Sunday through Thursday 10 AM-10 PM
Friday & Saturday 10 AM - MIDNIGHT

Oracle & Prince

3655 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85705

Phone - 520-887-6898
Monday through Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM


LAS VEGAS LOCATIONS:

Sahara & Decatur

4503 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89102

Phone - 702-233-4942
Monday through Sunday 10 AM – MIDNIGHT

Eastern & Flamingo

4225 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89119

Phone - 702-735-4942
Monday through Sunday 10 AM – MIDNIGHT

http://ziarecords.com/Home

You can also pick up a copy at the following venues:

Papa Joe's Barbershop - Chandler, Arizona
Chandler Auto and Tire - Chandler, Arizona
Changin Hands Book Store - Tempe, Arizona
The Book Frog - Rolling Hills, California

Thursday, July 5, 2012

RICK MORANIS AND THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION AT THE BOOK FROG - Bryan Frank's Photographs - Part 1

 Was it Tom Petty who said the waiting is the hardest part?

It was 2:00 sharp and just two guests were on hand. But they were pretty cool guests, my old Saint Joe's Catholic School pal Mark Zembruski and the L.A. Groundling and TV commercial actress formerly known as Kerri Anderson.


Here is superstar L.A. photographer Bryan C. Frank with his beautiful daughter Camia. Bryan took all of the photos on this post.











Pretty cool to see a whole mess of my books on display at the finest indy bookstore in SoCal.


Adam Rodriguez was kind enough to help me clear the jitters with a solid smack to the side of of the face. It helped.


The book store  owner, stand-up comic and writer formerly known as Pete the Pelvis Ledesma provided a smooth introduction.




I got out there and started talking. And then I started reading.


My old educational tv colleagues Val and Kerri were kind enough to laugh at the parts that were supposed to be funny.

Dellis and Camia were nice enough to act interested.




This is Pete's right hand Book Frog man Jackie.


"Who's the wise guy that just asked me to read from 50Shades of Gray?"








Now that's what I call an audience!
















Here are Lynell Resnick, Kieth Boyd and my wife Gail.  I hadn't seen Lynell for 25 years. We were ushers at the Fabulous Forum during the Show Time Laker days.
 Kieth is a stand-up comic turned rocket scientist. No kidding. My old comedy pal is a proud member of the Space X team that recently docked the Dragon rocket ship with the space station. I had lunch Kieth at Space X headquarters across the street from my boyhood home in Hawthorne. I had the opportunity to meet Space X owner Elon Musk and sign a copy of my book for him. To my knowledge Elon is the only billionaire who owns a copy of THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON. Maybe I can get the space X guys to send a copy of the book into space or something.

That's my gorgeous wife Gail to Kieth's right. I prompted Kieth to ask what my wife thought of the book during the question and answer session. It was a heckuva a lot of fun to watch her him and haw for an answer when I directed Kieth to ask her himself. You see my wife hasn't read my book...





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Below is Clif the Lawyer of Cactus Surf Books. Clif inspired me to move forward with The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son 18 months ago. He was involved with every aspect of the making of this book.


























Notice the guy to the right peeking from behind the book shelf. That's Jay Resnick. We were Forum ushers together about 100 years ago. I was reading from the book when he walked in wearing his old Forum usher uniform, causing me to stop reading and laugh my tail off. When I asked Jay how he got to keep his uniform he said when they finally fired him, he just walked out to the parking lot leaving his street clothes in his locker. Jay was part of the Santa Monica/Venice Skateboarding scene and can be seen in the film "The Lords of Dogtown."

THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON SIGNING AND DISCUSSION AT THE BOOK FROG










It was exciting to return to my old stomping grounds and see this ad in The South Bay Daily Breeze.  I threw papers for the Breeze about a hundred years ago and there is a story in the book called The South Bay Daily Breeze.