I was contacted by Alfred M. Albers about a novel that he wrote that might be of interest to ventriloquists.
Here’s his email:
This is Al Albers, from Virginia Beach, Virginia. I was talking with my good friend, Bill Warren (a fellow magician) yesterday afternoon and the topic of my recent mystery novel came up. Before he left my house, he suggested that I contact the ventriloquial societies/groups. His rationale: “Your novel is about a ventriloquist (Gary Egan) and I think vents would enjoy reading it; I did.”
It made sense and he promised to send me your email address. He did.
Perhaps the best way to start is with a 100-word synopsis of my novel titled, A Pocket Full of Voices.
“When John Michaels received a phone call from a Mount Hope City, NJ lawyer, it meant one thing: someone was in trouble. The only person John knew who lived and worked in this East Coast city, where legalized gambling is sanctioned, was long-time friend and fellow entertainer, Gary Egan.
“While money legally changed hands in casinos, high-value merchandise illegally changed hands in hotel rooms. And according to the sheriff, Gary was an alleged accomplice.
“Subpoenaed as a character witness, John decides to conduct a clandestine investigation to prove Gary’s innocence. But when Gary’s lawyer is murdered, the danger intensified twofold.”
In closing, I’d like to emphasize that my novels are the type that a “man of the cloth” would read and enthusiastically recommend to his congregation. With that said, I was hoping you could let other vents know about an exceptional mystery novel.
I’ve taken the liberty to include a link to Amazon.
Thanks for allowing me a few moments of your time.
Thanks Al for sharing this information with us.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2012 by Dan Willinger
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