My momma always used to say, "The ditch between white trash and trailer trash is called hope." Crumbs of Love is an unforgettable story of love, betrayal, and one father's need to always be in control.The gut-wrenching honesty that Donnie tells of his family's story makes for a compelling read.The deeper you get into the book, the more you will be asking, "Can this possibly be real?" Real, it is.
Agapi Mou (my beloved in Greek) is five stories told by five different people. Part love story, heartache and historical fiction this book engages the reader with stories that by the final pages brings together lost lovers of over 57 years on a veranda overlooking the Ionian Sea on the Island of Zakynthos, Greece. Agapi Mou is a moving tribute to the human heart and to surviving the loss of love. Think of this book as somewhat like Shirley Valentine but the Shirley that doesn't want to run away to Greece to get away from life, but the Shirley that goes to Greece to learn about life. This book will inspire you to travel, to regain the person inside that has hopes, dreams, desires as well as give you the knowledge that even Edger Allen Poe was a man of beautiful poetry as he too found inspiration on the island and penned a poem, "Sonnet-to Zante" in 1837.
The Hoyt Hotel was a hotel built by the Union Train Station in Portland, Oregon in 1917. The hotel was considered a 'flea bag hotel' used mainly by laborers trying to find work until Harvey Dick in 1961 put $2 million dollars into making 5 restaurants - one being a 500 seat Las Vegas-style theatre. For 9 years it was THE place for entertainment until it closed in 1972. Within the pages of this book are stories, photos and the unbelievable rise and fall of The Hoyt Hotel.
Gracie Hansen was a wife, a mother but also one who went out into the world to entertain. From her humble beginnings putting on 'shows' in her mother's garage to staging the Morton Follies in Morton, Washington to bring the '62 World's Fair the Gracie Hansen's Paradise Pavilion and become the reigning Queen of the World's Fair as well as run a 500 seat Las Vegas-style theatre in Portland this woman packed a lot in 62 years of her life. She also ran for Governor of Oregon in 1970! A true story that also shows the pain and heart break of losing several children, and not being 'at the right place at the right time' because of her health. This book details an incredible life - a life that was celebrated each day it was lived.
Ari-Maria is a new musical about two of the most famous modern day Greeks - opera star, Maria Callas and at one time, the richest man in the world Aristotle Onassis. Their story begins in 1957 when they meet a party in Venice and ends in 1968 when Aristotle leaves Maria for a grieving widow, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The musical is based on these historical figures with Maria's "Friend" telling the story.
Gracie - a musical adventure is the script to the popular musical about the life of Gracie Hansen. Bored housewife from a small Washington town who became infamous during 1953-58 when she stated the Morton Follies; ruled as "Queen" of the '62 Seattle World's Fair; was well known entertainer at the Hoyt Hotel in Portland, Oregon, from 1965-1971 and who ran for governor of Oregon in 1970. This musical was based upon the bestselling biography entitled GRACIE by donnie
Gracie Hansen's PARADISE shows how from a small age in Longview, Washington, she had ambition to make it in the 'big time'. She was always told that she wasn't the 'right fit' to become a star, but through sheer determination, she rose from obscurity of being 'just a housewife from Morton, Washington' to opening a pavilion at the '62 World's Fair in Seattle and becoming the Queen of the Fair. This book follows in the heels of the biography GRACIE which chronicled her whole life. This book, part of the GRACIE PROJECT- 5 different projects about her life deals with in's and out's of becoming a producer and how she made it. The GRACIE PROJECT also includes the re-issue of her 1970 book "HOROSCOPE FOR SWINGERS" and the musical GRACIE that premiered in Portland, Oregon in May 2012 and then to Seattle, Washington for the 50th anniversary of the '62 Seattle World's Fair.
1969 is known as the "year of the sexual revolution" and this musical, authored by Donnie (Don Horn) takes a look back in time with the help of various 'self help books' of the year such as : Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex; I'm Okay, You're Okay; Sensuous Woman; The Joy of Sex among others. This musical takes place also during a year of Woodstock, Vietnam, the death of Judy Garland which triggered the Stonewall riots and started the Gay rights movement; Midnight Cowboy won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year and the first man walked on the moon. What a year! This musical celebrates that and saying out loud, "sex is okay."
Book 1 of 3 which deals with Sergeant Spiros as he deals with a murder or murders on the island of Zakynthos, Greece.
Sergeant Spiros is from Zakynthos, an island located in the Ionian Sea between Italy and the mainland of Greece. For many years he has lived in Athens and served on the police force. Coming home to 'wrap up' things in his families home, he is thrown into various situations that he, himself never knew existed. One was a murder that happened twenty-five years ago.