As the swallows return to Capistrano (usually), I am back, in the spring, with a commercial message. As you may have noticed NIGHT & DAY (the most recent Jesse Stone novel) had a 5 week run on the NYTimes best seller list, and the paperback of STRANGER IN PARADISE had some face time there too. APPALOOSA, the movie, is now available on DVD. Since I had nothing to do with it once they bought the book, I can say without false modesty, that it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. And Daniel Parker's performance as Bragg's lawyer, while brief, is penetrating. I am both amazed and annoyed that the movie didn't get some awards. BRIMSTONE, the third in what has now become The APPALOOSA Trilogy, will be out on May 5, and the second book in The Trilogy, RESOLUTION comes out in paper the same day. Also appearing in May is CHASING THE BEAR , a novel of Spenser's beginnings, which will appear on May 14 (talk about saturation marketing). It's been designated a Young Adult novel; but it is a book for anyone of any age interested in Spenser. Wolverine isn't the only one with a past. The next Spenser novel, THE PROFESSIONAL will go on sale October 5 of this year. The next Jesse Stone movie will be on CBS sometime later this year (its done and waiting) and Jesse Stone movie #7 will start shooting in Nova Scotia on , I am told, September 8. And, interestingly, we are in negotiation for a remake of the SPENSER: FOR HIRE series to be produced by SONY/DREAMWORKS, and shown on TNT. There is often a slip twixt cup and lip in Los Angeles, but so far things are promising. Son David (the choreographer, who turned fifty this month -- how did that happen?) has accepted a position at Juiliard for next year. He also teaches at Columbia. Son Dan (the actor) has a recurring role in a show on Turner called "Ten Items or Less." Sox are on a roll. Pitching is impressive. Papi is starting to hit. Yankees are floundering (what shame). Here at home Joan has finally chosen a new puppy to replace Rose who died two years ago. Another miniature bull terrier, this one named Emma. She is only a week or so old at the moment, she will come home in July. . . YAY!
I'm boxing, and typing. Go Celtics.
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