A few years ago, I had one of those Divine Appointments in my personal life, as opposed to my professional life as a professional Psychic and Lightworker.
I was in the Center City, Philadelphia “Gayborhood,” at Giovanni’s Room. Ed Hermance was still the sole owner, Richard was behind the counter, and I had come back downstairs to add something to my “stash,” of purchases for that day.
About a decade previously, I had discovered how much I enjoyed murder mysteries, and became especially fond of murder mysteries with a non-stereotypical Gay Man as a lead character, usually as a private detective.
Here I was at Giovanni’s Room, let me say five years ago, and I found Murder on Camac, by Joseph R. G. DeMarco. And that day, Mr. DeMarco, himself was in the store. I quickly told him that I would happily purchase it, so long as he autographed it (yeah, I AM a slick bitch like that! Ha!). I did buy the book, and he did, indeed, autograph it.
Well, Mr. DeMarco shall be at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6-8PM, and I AM putting out to the Universe that I shall be there, too!
From a writing perspective, I have always been a fan of a good opening line. When I was eating dinner that same night that I purchased Murder on Camac, I remember turning to Chapter 1 where I read the following opening line, “Benny Rippa was a liar.” Got me hooked!
And although I had no plans to begin reading that novel, that night, I began doing so. As I would say, it consumed me.
I AM looking forward to purchasing Death on Delancey, (Copyright 2014, Lethe Press, Maple Shade, New Jersey), the newest installment in the “Marco Fontana Mystery Series,” as well as Crimes on Latimer: The Early Cases of Marco Fontana (Copyright 2012, also published by Lethe Press).
For more information on Mr. Joseph R. G. DeMarco, please visit his Website, http://josephdemarco.com/ and for more information on this Event, please contact Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room by Email or telephone. The Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the telephone number is 215-923-2960.
In addition, you can visit this link for more info about Mr. DeMarco: http://wwwthouhtfulreflections.blogspot.com/2011/08/visiting-with-prolific-authorwriter.html
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who you are and what you do. And stay tuned!