Ready for 90 More Years with Betty White

Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, January 17th. Wow! This television legend and darling of the silver screen captivates our attention and brings smiles to our faces. This year, she will be celebrating her birthday in quarantine, but she’s still going to be busy working on the rerelease of her 1970’s syndicated television show produced by her late husband, Allen Ludden, The Pet Set. Featuring her love of animals, celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, James Stewart, Burt Reynolds, Doris Day, and Carol Burnett among others will make a special appearance. Based on her long, successful career, we are ready for 90 more years with Betty White.

Back when Betty turned 90, author, Andrew E. Stoner, wrote a book about her first 90 years. Betty White: The First 90 Years is a book you don’t want to pass up because this book takes a fan-based look at one of America’s most loved and most enduring stars – and if the first nine decades of her life are any indication – there’s a lot of fun still to come.

Look inside and roam Betty’s roles from her snarky, unforgettable appearances as Sue Ann Nivens on the ground-breaking Mary Tyler Moore Show to her naïve air-headed Rose Nylund, one fourth of the mega-hit sitcom, The Golden Girls.  

A whole new generation of fans know Betty only from her appearances on Saturday Night Live, Boston Legal, Hot in Cleveland, or her scene-stealing ways on the big screen including Lake Placid and The Proposal.  Betty’s career spans from the very start of television to the phenomena now known as social media. 

Mixed in with the significant accomplishments of this TV pioneer, Betty White: The First 90 Years, is full of a lot of laughs and fun memories from her literally thousands of hours of TV appearances.  Whether it’s Sue Ann Nivens’ “how to get the man” advice, to one of Rose Nylund’s St. Olaf stories, you’ll enjoy spending time with the last of America’s truly Golden Girls!

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James Alexander Thom Can Help

Once Upon a Time It Was NowHave you had an itching desire to write a bestselling novel that would take your readers into an era that once was? Creating stories based on history is not an easy task. Perhaps you need a little help making this bestselling novel believable and accurate. James Alexander Thom can help as we take advice from his book Once Upon a Time It Was Now. Here he explains that there is a difference between a historian and a historical novelist. The historian stands in the present and looks back at the past. A historical novelist puts the reader in the midst of past times, past events, past cultures, and creates the feelings that unfold as the story is told.  

In Once Upon a Time It Was Now, you are given information on how to research and create stories that will bring the modern readers into the past to live and feel the experiences in the story.

The tools found in this book will help you:

  • Find historical archives
  • Conduct field research
  • Re-create the world of your book
  • Achieve credibility
  • Place historical facts within your story

In a way that only Thom can do, he sheds light from his own personal experience. This book will help you create a story that is true to the time but can be related to by today’s reader. His expert advice is priceless.

I want them to grasp not just the how-to tips (and the many how-not-to tips that I’ve learned over thirty-five years in this trade), but especially that transcendent sense of being in another time, when this was a different world. I hope they will come to understand just what I mean when I say, “Once upon a time it was now.” —James Alexander Thom

James Alexander Thom is a best-selling author (Follow the River, From Sea to Shining Sea, Sign-Talker). His American frontier and Native American war novels have won national awards and sold more than two million copies. Two were made into television films, by Hallmark and Ted Turner.

To see more of the books that Blue River Press publishes, you can stop by our online Book Shop and look around. If you have any questions, just contact us here or give us a call at 317-352-8200. One of our representatives will be happy to help you.

Blue River Press has more than 100 books and e-books in print and is distributed nationally by Cardinal Publishers Group.

Happy Reading ~ Ginger Bock

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