At Fall for the Books, George Mason U, October 11

  Juan Thompson (Stories I Tell Myself) and Tim Denevi (Freak Kingdom) with me (Keep This Quiet! memoir series) were together at George Mason University for the "Fall for the Books" fest October 11. Missing but with us on Skype was Bill McKeen (Outlaw Journalist). The panel went an hour and a half on "Writing about Hunter S. Thompson." What a memorable blast - "on-stage" and off. We had such fun hanging together and also sharing time, talking about our very different writing experien...
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Keep THIS Quiet Too! KINDLE – BRAND NEW

A brand-new version of KTQ Too! is now on sale on Kindle, with all the photos enlarged in higher pixels. They all now open LARGE. This was especially important, as a lot  of Jan Mensaert's line drawings are in it (like the one below). Also, some decorated Hunter Thompson letters - in color. Hunter like to add little illustrations to his signatures. Take a look at the Kindle Sample. In Morocco, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United States, Margaret pits wits with - and learns from - Gonzo cr...
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Ron Whitehead warms up the audience at gonzofest2014

Margaret A. Harrell was a speaker at GonzoFest 2014
It was a long process, but finally, thanks to Lumena Atherton's work in cutting the video into clips, I can post a few glimpses into my presentation at the Gonzo Fest in Louisville last April. Thanks also of course to filmographer/political journalist Nick Storm, of Storm Generation Films, who is presently making a full-length biographical film of Ron Whitehead. This YouTube clip is the introduction to my talk at an Indie bookstore--a colorful lead-in by Ron Whitehead. It's always interesti...
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Midwest Book Review – Keep THIS Quiet Too!

Below is an e-mail message from James A. Cox, Editor in Chief of Midwest Book Review, with a brand-new review of Keep THIS Quiet Too! They like it!!! This is one of the first reviews so I was holding my breath to see how the ball would roll.The review is in the January 2013 issue of "Wisconsin Bookwatch" - reviewed, I believe by Cox himself. Here it is:    The extraordinary sequel to "Keep This Quiet", "Keep THIS Quiet Too! More  Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Men...
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Pop Culture History – Merry Pranksters

As some of you know, a long time ago, during the publicity tour of  Hell's Angels, I crossed paths - for a moment - with satirist Paul Krassner, the then founding editor of the notorious counterculture publication, The Realist. When he sent me an outrageous letter, naturally I kept it and it proved a piece of luck for my memoir. Before reproducing it in Keep This Quiet! I tracked him down and he granted me the right, free of charge, to reprint the letter - in part illustrating the philosophy tha...
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Hint re iPad Images

Hint: If you buy Keep This Quiet! for i-Pad, some of the 27 illustrations will be in color. All of the HST signature drawings will. I recommend buying the iPad version in iPad, not a Kindle app, because the Keep This Quiet! designer transferred the 27 images individually into the iPad file, resized to fit the iPad page.  This took several hours. I don't think an app can do this mechanically, as before the designer made the adjustments, the illustrations sometimes broke in the middle of the page....
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Jim Silberman and e-books

I talked to Jim Silberman (my boss and Hunter's editor at Random House) recently, and he said he liked using the Kindle for reading. He owns one, and so does his wife. This leads to the news that Keep This Quiet! is now in the chain of books waiting to be published on Kindle and the i-Pad. Getting them put into mobi-pocket and e-pub was a long process, as any book with photos has a more difficult road. Keep This Quiet! has 27 illustrations. By tomorrow it should be for sale on both readers. May...
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Nov. 21 – NPR Interview

Hi, I hope I get the word out about the new date (the 21st) to everyone who plans to tune in to the NPR interview on Keep This Quiet! Jim Engster is doing the interview and anyone can ask questions here: Call The Jim Engster show at (225) 297-5633. Tweet Jim @WRKF #JimEngster. Jim phoned me today and asked to switch the date. His site says: Jim Engster is the president of the Louisiana Radio Network, which provides news coverage to 80 affiliate stations. Engster also holds the positi...
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Keep This Quiet! LIVE

Keep This Quiet! has just gone live. I found that out to my surprise this morning. Doing my usual rounds of checking up on it, what did I see but "in stock." B & N still has it at a 32% discount, with immediate shipping. Amazon doesn't yet have the correct information but it will by the middle of next week, or earlier. Then it will update its display to reflect correct shipping date and discounts. In the meantime, B & N has the floor all to itself. I was worried that it would turn ou...
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Review of “Keep This Quiet”

What more beautiful birthday present could a person get? Check out this review on http://hstbooks.org. Not knowing that it was the eve  of my birthday, Marty Flynn sent me the link yesterday. And that was among several surprises. He called it his humble  opinion - beautiful indeed. The book is also just up on Amazon for preorder, as on B & N (32% discount there). I'm sure Amazon will go down in price as well, but at the moment it hasn't a clue about the distribution, so it's got a listin...
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