Unfair Author Advantage

For a while today, I listened to The Sean Hannity Show.  Only he was on vacation.  Greg Jarrett was subbing for him, and not well.  All he would talk about for the thirty minutes I listened was how good his new book was, “Trial of the Century.”

I actually like the man.  I’ve enjoyed his take on things.  He seems very knowledgeable on the law.  Thing is, I have known the result of the Scopes Trial since grade school.  I still wished it had come out differently.  It reinforced Darwin’s theory of evolution.

All that said, it is neither here nor there.  The man has an unfair advantage as an author.  I’ve written over thirty books.  No one is going to let me on his show and talk about any of them for thirty minutes, telling just how wonderful they are, and they are good.  You really can believe me.

The fact of the matter is, he is not the only one with a leg up in the world of authors.  Hannity, himself has written a few books, which he did hype but not to the degree that Jarrett has.  I read and enjoyed a couple of books by Mark Lavin.  I will certainly recommend his work as he does make some good points in the books.

Okay, maybe I can take a moment or two to write on one of my writings.  The name of the book is “Stormy.”  I’d like to tell you about it, but it will ruin it if I say too much.  However, I will say this.  It would make a very good movie.  It’s not just my opinion but most of those who have read it.

I considered sending it to movie studio, but I found things don’t work that way.  After considerable research, I found three things.  One, they throw away all books they receive, or at least, that is what they say on the internet.  Second, I can’t find a good address.  If you know one, how about letting me know.

Third, and most important, movie studios mostly just provide a shell.  Production companies make the movies and pay for the use of the studios.  Hence, my book really needs to go to a production company (or a producer).  I suspect many production companies start up for a production and then go away.

At any rate, this is how my movie, Stormy would start out.  Of course, there would be a storm.  There would be small cracks of lightings and thunders in an evening sky of an area of southern US.  The lone car would be going down the country road with the windshield wipers going full speed and the man driving the car is straining to see his way.

Suddenly, there is a huge bolt of lightning and the screen goes dark.  In large letters, the title appears in large letters and the thunder is heard rolling off into the distance.

The credits start rolling as the camera goes back to the poor man trying desperately to find an address.  As the credits begin, we hear the song Stormy.

I spent some time thinking about this.  If it can be arranged, the original 1968 recording might be best.  If the movie was a success, then the song might be re-released and have a second success.  On the other hand, a new recording, with or without words might be nice.  I simply don’t know which would be best.

At any rate, after the first verse, the credits would pause as would the song and the car.  The driver is comparing the address on his paper with the one on the mailbox.  Confirming it, he grabs his umbrella and hat.  As a sea captain, he’s used to the weather but would prefer to stay as dry as possible in this situation.

He exits the car, opens the umbrella.  Then the music and credits resume.  He makes his way to the door, still thinking things over.  He’s still not sure if he should go through with his visit or if he should simply return home.  After all, in all probability there is just no way the young man, Scott, could help him, or would want to.

Finally, he knocks on the door….

Okay.  I’m sure this is already far too long for some.  For those interested, maybe you’d like to order the book.  Just go to my author’s page (Ben Rhodes), select the digital or paperback.  (DO NOT CONFUSE WITH BEN RHOES, THE LIBERAL POLOTICIAN! Ben Rhodes is my name I had it long before the other guy arrived on the scene.) It is the one book I paid to have professionally edited so, hopefully, you won’t find too many errors.  Thing is, after paying 8,000 dollars for the editing, after proofreading it two more times, I still found errors, mostly simple ones.  I suspect I will find more if I proofread it a third time.  I do believe most will enjoy the plot, and the few surprises along the way.

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