Please forgive this little remembrance but I have had a hard time concentrating today. As I am sure all of you know an icon passed away today. Leonard Nimoy has been part of our lives since the 60’s, I was too young to watch Star Trek in its initial run but my Dad was huge fan and when he began his part of Paris in Mission Impossible I became a fan. A few years later my cousin was in the first Star Trek movie and when I went to see him I fell in love Star Trek. I was determined to see all the episodes which took patience and a commitment in the 70’s. You had to wait for it to rebroadcast, no tapes, no DVDs, no DVR. Just patiently waiting for it to play again. I fell in love with all the characters, but Spock was special because though he was stoic he was such a vulnerable lonely man. I felt such sympathy for him, he touched my heart.
Star Trek was the first fandom I became involved with. The first fan fictions stories I ever read was from Star Trek. The first fan fiction stories I ever wrote was from Star Trek. The first convention I ever attended was for Star Trek. That was an amazing convention at the Los Angles Convention Center. It was an anniversary of Trek, I don’t remember which one but the whole cast was on the stage. I was so impressed, even though I was all the way in the back and they looked like tiny ants back where I was sitting. I remember getting a soar throat screaming and applauding Leonard Nimoy, Bill Shatner and Deforest Kelley on the stage. I was so excited to see and hear them talk and joke. And then Gene Roddenberry came on stage and talked about the origins of the show. Then they were all the stage chatting. I was on cloud nine. The next time I saw Leonard Nimoy was a smaller convention at the Burbank Hilton through Creation, He and Zachary Quinto were there to chat about and promote the new JJ Abram’s Star Trek. It was the only time I got up close and chatted with him during the autograph period. He was friendly and funny. He reminded me of my Dad. I will miss him.
Well on to our regularly scheduled program, I will be doing a couple of events in March;
I will be appearing on For Promote This! With Jennifer Perry. On March 3rd Tuesdays at 5:00PM PST. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2
I will also be appearing at Condor in March, check out the schedule and say hello :) http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Robin Alexander to chat about her books and what is new in her life and her books; Dark Crossings and Revelations, Books #2 and #3 of the Shadows Trilogy! Secrets are revealed and the fight continues in Dark Crossings and Revelations, Books #2 and #3 of the Shadows Trilogy, both releasing March 20th. Does that work? Sound horrible? http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/03/03/robin-alexander-returns-to-chatting-with-sherri
Chatting With Sherri Welcomes Back Karri Thompson! Karri returned to the show to chat about her new book, her foray into books for an adult audience, and how she balances family and work. You can check out her newest books and events on her website; http://rmalexanderauthor.weebly.com/ Listen in tour lively discussion; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/02/24/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-karri-thompson
Global E-book Award Nominee Different is Beautiful is a great gift for any toddler it is beautiful and teaches them a very important lesson. A portion of the money goes to charity to help fight bullying; http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499617542/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Phqyub1SATZ37
This adorable picture is for the month of April :) I will show you a different month as often as I can, I know you will love these beautiful pictures and have them in your child’s room or your room :) If you would like one they will be 12.00 each and a portion of each sale will go to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center! http://rithebard.weebly.com/different-is-beautiful.html
The first edition of Fantasy Time Inc. is now only avail via my website or as an e-book on Kindle. I also changed the book cover I think it is wonderful it was also created by Anja Gruber the talented artist who created all the illustrations for Different Is Beautiful. It will be a better book when I get through it. If you would like a first edition please contact me through my website; http://rithebard.weebly.com
I expanded my on-line store; Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for yourself or great gifts for your friends. You’ll find unique merchandise with my art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and more; Checkout my @cafepressshop!http://www.cafepress.com.au/Rithebard