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We lost one of our authors this week. DOUG DANIELSON, author of “Shore Loser” and “Sea-Duction.” This was written by his friend, David:
Doug Danielson passed away Monday, May 27 at approximately 4:15 p.m. in a Ventura, California hospital. His wife Karen was at his side. Doug had been battling cancer.
For over fifteen years, Doug was one of the most active members of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group. During this time, he wrote and published several fiction novels, and many of his articles appeared in online and print journals on varied subjects including sailing, his passion and vocation. He was the first to actively promote the idea of an anthology of group members’ work, but perhaps his greatest legacy is the annual writer’s conference. Doug conceived of, and single-handedly organized the first conference, and has been a guiding force in almost every event since.
Whether you knew Doug well or only slightly, two of his many notable character traits impressed immediately, his modesty, and sincerity. In his final moments, with Karen’s help, Doug was calling friends to tell them how much they had meant to him in his life. How many of us would have loved the chance to convey to him that very same thought?
Karen assured me that his passing was peaceful. Doug will be remembered for what he was, a very fine man. And he will be missed by all of us fortunate to have known him.
On May 28, TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie,” spoke to the Carlsbad Rotary Club members about how to avoid scams and cons. He covered five of the most popular scams, including those that involve smartphones and one of the latest scams, the Facebook Lottery Promotion.
The Incredible Adventures of Doc Atlas” and “Pope's Last Case and Other Stories” will be showing at Printers Row on June 8 & 9 in Chicago.
BERYL REICHENBURG, author of children's books www.curiouscup.com
JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” talks about our strange http://johnmdaniel.blogspot.com/
was featured in the UK on Morgen Bailey's blog:
http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/guest-post-do-you-write-like-a-zombie-or-with-zest-by-morgan-st-james/ Over at the Examiner, she writes that writing a book isn't all about sales:http://www.examiner.com/article/when-writing-a-book-isn-t-all-about-the-sales