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Friday, February 28, 2014

MARCEL PAGNOL - ONE OF FRANCE'S GREATEST 20C WRITERS

Feb. 28th. Celebrating the birthdate of French author Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974) one of France's greatest 20th century writers, who excelled in almost every genre - memoir, novel, play and film.

2 of my all-time favorite Pagnol-themed films are La Gloire de mon pere (My Father's Glory) and Le Chateau de ma mere (My Mother's Castle). They are both a 'must see'. (View My Father's Glory first.) 


"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." Marcel Pagnol from Brainyquote.com

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Pagnol

Thursday, February 27, 2014

IRWIN SHAW - AN AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT, NOVELIST, SHORT STORY AUTHOR

Feb. 27th. Celebrating the birthdate of author Irwin Shaw (1913-1984)



"There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough." Irwin Shaw from Brainyquote.com

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irwin_Shaw

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THE DEAL MASTER TRAILER GARNERS OVER 1100 VIEWS

The Deal Master book trailer climbed to over 1100 views this weekend! A Hollywood-style trailer with a cast and crew from around the globe.



 Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilXHaugenQ

ELIZABETH GEORGE - AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Feb. 26th. Happy Birthday author Elizabeth George (Born 1949)



"It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader." Elizabeth George from Brainyquote.com

Here is her website where you can find her books and bio: http://www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LARRY GELBART - AMERICAN AUTHOR & PLAYWRIGHT

Feb.25th. Celebrating the birthdate of author playwright Larry Gelbart (1928-2009)



"Most jokes state a bitter truth." Larry Gelbart from Brainyquote.com

Photo courtesy Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Gelbart

Monday, February 24, 2014

GEORGE MOORE - IRISH AUTHOR

Feb. 24th. Celebrating the birthdate of author George A. Moore (1852-1933)

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." George A. Moore from Brainyquote.com

Photo courtesy Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Moore_(novelist)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

MARGARET DELAND - AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

At the beginning of February, I decided to make it a practice to celebrate the birthday and/or birthdate of an author and post it on my Facebook Fan page every day. (https://www.facebook.com/GerardBiancoWriterEnRoute) In addition, I decided to post a quote along with the celebrant's birthdate and bio info from either their website or Wikipedia. In the few short weeks that I've been at it, I've learned so much about a number of interesting people, who they were, what they wrote, what they said. My library has also grown from books they've written that I had to have. As an author, I feel a kinship to these people. I thought I'd share my practice with my blog friends. I hope you enjoy learning about these authors as much as I do.

Feb. 23rd. Celebrating the birthdate of author Margaret Deland (1857-1945) an American novelist, short story writer and poet.

"A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it." Margaret Deland from Brainyquote.com.

Photo and info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Deland