Wooooooohooooooo! FINDING YOUR LIGHT BULB - has been sent off to the publisher and the PRINT version is scheduled to go on sale - July 1, 2020. https://www.renaissancevalleybooks.com/finding-your-lightbu… Thank you to The Art Goddess for "working up" so many drafts that her fingers began to bleed (not really but she was an amazing trouper and we did many many many drafts).
I'd also like to thank my editor Alison McFerrin James (also the editor of The Franklin County Times), who tirelessly went over my run-on sentences, my inability to use any form of correct punctuation and organizing the beehive of conflicting ideas that I brought to the page. Thanks Alison!
But it's done, and I could NOT be more excited.
I really really really wanted to create a book that would help journeymen, journeywomen, or journeypersons have the success in show business that I've had. I believe I've done that, AND I believe the principles that I share will get anyone that's willing to work at it, to where they want to go in this wacky world I inhabit... show business.
The path to that place, runs smack-dab through FINDING YOUR LIGHT BULB. Actually, the path runs through - YOU - finding - YOUR light bulb - and that's EXACTLY what my book is about. Helping you find it.
QUICK BACKSTORY - Several years ago I was asked to create a lecture for my friend Mark Daniel at KAX-KIDABRA in Los Angeles, so I did. It was a terrific experience. I made some AMAZING friends and the lecture came off quite well. There were things that I wasn't able to "drill-down-on" in the lecture and still felt like I had more to say, so along came John Abrams.
John asked me to be a part of his podcast THE VARIETY ARTIST.
So I did. John and I talked for a long time about my FINDING YOUR LIGHT BULB ideas, concepts, and philosophy of show business success. He's a good interviewer and we got to drill down even deeper. He's been kind enough to provide the link to this archived interview. Want to start down the path of show business success? I suggest you start with this interview on The Variety Podcast.
Once my interview with John was concluded, I realized that I needed to put these ideas into book form. I felt that anyone could use the principles and get themselves to where they really wanted to go, so I started writing. I wrote and wrote and wrote.
We finished editing and reediting it yesterday. Yeah... yesterday! I am so excited about this.
If you are a working pro (magician, puppeteer, ventriloquist, clown, artist, juggler, musician, storyteller), I believe my book can help you get more satisfaction out of your career and move you to the next level (if that's what you want). If you're just starting out in show business, this book can help you find your north star... ie... find your light bulb.
Here's a link to the Renaissance Publishing site too. I'm super happy to be partnered with them on this project. The book is going to look good and be a real asset to anyone that wants to build a meaningful career in showbiz.