Since this is a short month, it will be a short Blog – fair enough and given the fact that I am trying to get “In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter” completely edited and to the publisher by early next week as I have been invited to the Arizona Bike Week in Cave Creek at the world famous, “The Hideaway” for a book signing on both weekends of April 6th & 7th & then again on April 13th & 14th by owner / biker / legend – Mr. Mark Bradshaw who lives some where in Cave Creek, Arizona. I do hope it can be published and several hundred copies printed by then – going to be very, very close.
I am very saddened by the news of the criminal downfall of Oscar Pistorius (Blade Runner). I do wish the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp, my sympathy and condolences. If you remember, I wrote that Oscar was a hero to me for overcoming such adversity and in competing in this last summer’s Olympic Games in London. I claimed Oscar Pistorius as my hero, right alongside Pat Tillman in the August 22nd, 2012, “My Bad Tequila” Blog and now must rescind Oscar’s name from that short list. Only Pat Tillman of Arizona State and Arizona Cardinal Football Fame ; Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels; and John Wayne remain on my HERO List!
The father of the bride that never will be, South African, Barry Steenkamp has asked that the “Blade Runner” come clean with the truth of what really took place at his home that tragic Valentine’s night. Both Barry and June Steenkamp appeared on the “Cart Blanche” television program this last Sunday on South African channel MNet with their plea for honesty.
To add to the pain of the Pistorius family, Oscar’s brother Carl has been charged with murder as well, stemming from an incident in 2008, where he also is accused of killing a woman. Lots of Bad News in South Africa.
However, I do have good tidings about South Africa. My Amigo in Madison, GA, who is originally from South Africa became a United States citizen this month – Congratulations to John M. I had the pleasure of going to Iceland at the same time as he and his lovely wife; great couple and now they’re an American couple as Ann is originally from the U.S.
This last month I made a trip to Bakersfield, CA and took a couple of pictures at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace as two of my Amigos have their Daddy’s Bronzed Figure in there. Bob Wills, the famous Oklahoman, known as the “King of Swing” is the father to Jim Wills in Wickenburg, AZ and the other is Elvis Presley, the most famous person from Tennessee and the Rock ‘n’ Roll KING who is the secret father of John Dennis Smith that lives in Cave Creek, AZ. The story, “In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter” is the true story of Elvis’ legitimate, illegitimate Son and I was fortunate enough to have been asked to write his incredible journey and story. I took the pictures and then gave each of them a copy for their private collection.
It does look as if “My Bad Tequila” will win another award (numero 14) as it is currently in first place for Book of the Month of February at Book Town. For an update or to vote: www.booktown.ning.com GRACIAS 2 All!
One special occasion this weekend, Hell Yeah! my Amigo, Hollywood Yates and The Wolf Pack are Back in Arizona for the first time in a year! They will be Raising Hell at Harold's Corral in Cave Creek, This Fiday and Saturday Night March 1st and 2nd... Come on out and "PARTY WITH THE PACK" Aaaaoooooooo. I'll B there! "LIKE" & Join his Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodYatesMusic?fref=ts
I am writing this Blog from my Double Tree Hotel in San Diego. Last night I had a great Mexican food dinner of carnitas, carne asada, beans and rice with fresh hand made tortillas topped off with a tasty Margarita with one of my favorite TEQUILAS: AZUNIA Tequila - ask 4 it by name. Where did I have this meal you ask? In historic, Old Town San Diego at the Café Coyote. If You love Mexican food and if ever in Old Town San Diego, a delicious meal at this restaurant should be on your dinner list. http://www.cafecoyoteoldtown.com
Speaking of AZUNIA and The Hideaway, my Amigo Mark & Rick finally had it brought in to serve. To my great surprise, I was offered AZUNIA Tequila last Saturday afternoon at the Biker Bar that always has some Cowboys, Tourists and Locals sitting at the bar. www.azuniatequila.com
I will close out by asking those that can, please visit me at the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th & 10th where I’ll be peddling my new Children’s book, “ARIZONA” is Where I Live” available at AuthorHouse.com and soon at Amazon.com & BarnesAndNoble.com; This delightful, educational must for Children is available in soft cover and eReaders of every kind. http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000620655/ARIZONA-Is-Where-I-Live.aspx or at
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“Thank You, Thank You very much”, as Elvis would say!
Saludos y Vayan con Dios,
Uncle Rico Rico Austin Author, Blogger, Tequila Connoisseur, Co-Songwriter, Part-time Movie Star, CEO, Amigo & One Righteous Dude - MY BAD TEQUILA
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Here is the great cover for my new Children's Book, "ARIZONA Is Where I Live" which will be available the first of part of March in paperback & eReader on Kindle, NOOK, I PAD, every eReader available, Get it for YOUR Kids, Grandkids, Nephews, Nieces & Godchildren! Very educational & entertaining (for kids & adults)
killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a brutal, senseless murder rage of jealousy.