Frederick Book Festival, May 18 ~ Featured Author Linda Alexander

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We are in the home stretch for the Frederick Book Festival – Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 6pm.  There over 40 featured authors, which I personally can’t wait to meet – Children’s books, Young Adult, Steampunk, Romance, Paranormal…. the list goes on.  There will be author panels, book signings, kids corner, book seller, food vendors.  ALL DAY FUN!!

And, IT’S FREE to the PUBLIC!

Event Location:
  E-ventplex the Home of the Great Frederick Fair
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21075
Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Event Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If you’re busy on Saturday, stop by Barnes & Noble at the FSK Mall on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Some of our featured authors will be there for a signing.

Let me introduce you to some of the featured authors that will be there Saturday!



Linda Alexander

Growing up starry-eyed amid the ’70s, Linda Alexander began writing of well-known movie and TV stars, soon figuring out how to work fascinating details into biographies and novels. Since the early ‘80s, she’s written for magazines, newspapers, and websites. Credits include Soap Opera Update, Spotlight, Baton Rouge Advocate, Washington Times, and she has appeared on The Oprah Show. With six books now on the market—4 biographies, 2 dark, sexy suspense novels—and a few more due this year, characters live large in her head 24/7, forever talking to her. She always talks back, and conversations are always entertaining. She’s an adjunct faculty member at her local community college with a popular course, “Getting Into Character: How To Develop Your People.”

Linda’s made her biggest mark writing about classic Hollywood stars. In 2008, she published the life story of Golden Era movie star, Robert Taylor, Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood, & Communism. In 2011, her current publisher, BearManor Media, brought out A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story. Kelly co-starred in the ‘50s – ‘60s, still wildly-popular TV western, Maverick. Due in 2013: re-publication, with photos, of her Robert Taylor biography, as well as I Am Mr. Ed: Allan “Rocky” Lane Revealed, biography of the well-established B-movie cowboy actor who voiced TV’s infamous talking horse, Mr. Ed. Contact Linda at, and on Facebook or Twitter.

Watch for Linda at the following panel:

“Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on the Publishing Industry
and Self-Publishing” panel.



Jack Kelly, the man, was a child performer, son of New York model, Nan Kelly, brother of actress, Nancy Kelly, brother-in-law of actor Edmond O’Brien and cinematographer Fred Jackman, Jr. From 1957 until 1962, Jack Kelly, the actor, played James Garner’s brother on the TV show, Maverick. Truth is, he was on the show longer than Garner … and women would often say he was the reason they kept coming back for more. They still say that, even though the show’s been in re-runs for decades.

He was also a child star in the late 1930s, drove A Crooked Road with Mickey Rooney in 1954, went to Hell and Back with Audie Murphy in 1955, and took a trip to the Forbidden Planet in 1956 with Leslie Nielsen. In the late 1960s, he was on the cutting edge of Sale of The Century as the host, was able to Get Christie Love in 1975, and helped babysit the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in 1977. Between the late 1950s and early 1970s, Jack Kelly played on virtually every episodic TV show that ever aired. All of this before he pseudo-retired from the small and large screen and served as a city councilman, and then the two-term mayor, of Huntington Beach, California. He was also a newspaper publisher.
Jack loved, and was loved by, some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. He became a husband, and he would probably tell everyone that his greatest joy ever was in being a father.

A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story is the first biography ever written about this underrated, talented actor, performer, bon vivant, and politician. The book covers his life from his earliest days through to his untimely death.

Jack Kelly really LIVED.


Linda J. Alexander
A Maverick Life: Fans of Jack Kelly … on Facebook

COMING 2013 from BearManor Media:

Out November, 2011: 
A MAVERICK LIFE: THE JACK KELLY STORY … one of BearManor Media’s bestselling books!



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