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A Summer Treat For Sanibel Sunset Detective Readers

THANK YOU TO WONDERFUL READERS I want to say a heartfelt thank you to readers all over the world who have embraced the Sanibel Sunset Detective novels with such enthusiasm. It severely understates the case to say I could not

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Cannes, El Sid, and Six Green Beans

Every year about this time I think of Cannes, El Sid, and six green beans. El Sid was my nick-name for Sid Adilman, the legendary Toronto Star entertainment reporter. For years in May, El Sid and I would head for the

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Don Francks: A Star Was Born Again, and Again–and Again

When I finally met Don Francks it was on the set of a movie I wrote titled First Degree. Not that I had much influence, but as one of the producers, I lobbied hard to cast Don in the role

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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal: Falling in Love Letters

Before the other night, the last time I saw Ryan O’Neal was on an elevator at Toronto’s Park Plaza Hotel. He was accompanied by his daughter, Tatum O’Neal, Helga Stephenson, at the time the Toronto film festival’s director of communications,

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The Four Wives Book Tour Continues…

A new year, a new Sanibel Sunset Detective mystery…The Four Wives of the Sanibel Sunset Detective Book Tour 2016 is off and running. Here are a few of the locations where author Ron Base will be appearing. Check ronbase.com for

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Hello Sweetheart…Get Me Val Sears

Hello, sweetheart. Yeah, get me rewrite will you? One of the giants has fallen, Val Sears, a newspaper legend out of a time of newspaper legends. Whaddya mean you don’t know who Val Sears is. Val wrote features and covered

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At Lunch With Orson Welles

Unlike most of the people writing about him on the hundredth anniversary of his life, I actually met Orson Welles. As I stood to shake his hand, I do remember thinking, Wow, here I am shaking the hand of the

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