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Happy 104th Birthday, Lupe!

Today, July 18th, 2012, would have been the 104th birthday of Lupe Vélez. It’s been sixty-eight years since her self-inflicted death at age thirty-six. A Hollywood tragedy. So unexpected. So heartbreaking. A light that was snuffed out way too early…

That said…almost seventy years on from her passing and the world is STILL talking about her!

I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Lupe Vélez: The Life and Career of Hollywood’s “Mexican Spitfire” was released last week, the same month as her birthday. Great timing!

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Olive Borden is NOT Sybil Tinkle…the Myth Explained….

While my book on Olive Borden goes into detail about one of Hollywood’s most bizarre cases of mistaken identity, for those of you who know nothing about this fascinating story, have a read of the following blog post from my friend and fellow author, Michael Ankerich. He provided the photos of Sybil Tinkle for my book and he’s been a longtime supporter of all things Ollie B 🙂

Olive Borden is NOT Sybil Tinkle Article

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My Olive Thomas Bio on Kindle: Massive Price Cut – LIMITED Time!

I just wanted to share some book news with you all. My Olive Thomas Biography has been available on Amazon’s Kindle (e-book) for a little while now. From time to time, my publisher (McFarland) nominates certain books on their list for massive discounts via and my Olive Thomas Biography has been chosen as one of those books!

This sale is for a LIMITED TIME…for a few days only (Nov. 27 – Dec. 3).

So, if you’re a fan of e-books and you’d like my book on your Kindle – Buy it now!

It’s currently on sale for only $3.99!

Be quick!


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The Bookplates Are Ready!

As posted previously, I’ve ordered custom bookplates for anyone interested in having my signature in one of my books. Books are heavy and shipping to Australia is very expensive. This is a way of cutting down that cost. Each bookplate has a sticky back so they’ll be easy to place in the book. I’ll sign as per your request.

To cover my printing costs, each signed bookplate is $5, which includes shipping anywhere in the world.

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Olive Borden…Hollywood’s Other Forgotten Tragedy…

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B-movie actress and Playboy Playmate, Yvette Vickers, has been in the news recently because of her tragic death, however, Hollywood has long been a place of tragedy. Off screen, few “happily ever afters” are realized and Olive Borden was no exception.

My latest book, Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood’s “Joy Girl” is the ONLY book dedicated to her short life and once-promising career. Aside from an extensively researched biography and newly discovered film appearances, it’s packed with over one hundred photographs!

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My Personally Signed Bookplates Will Soon Be Available!

As an author, obviously, I’m often asked to sign my books. I absolutely love doing this and I SO appreciate the people who spend their hard earned dollars on my work. However, sending a book to sign from America or England to Australia and back again, costs around $30 roundtrip.

Postage is very expensive!

So, in order to cut costs down for the people who DO want my autograph, I’ve ordered specially printed bookplates.

These book plates have a peel-off backing, just like a sticker. They’re custom designed and printed and can be placed in your copy of my book for only $5 (Australian Dollars), INCLUDING postage – ANYWHERE in the world! Please note, the $5 only covers my printing costs, as well as postage to you. I do NOT charge for my autograph.

So far, I’ve only ordered 100 of these bookplates, just to see how it goes…

If you’d like a signed book plate, you can pay via Paypal – And, be sure to send your name and address details with your $5 payment.

*FYI – The bookplates won’t be available for approx. two weeks from the date of this posting.

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