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Buffalo's best team ever? The Cancer Cowboys

The Buffalo Sabres are winning again in my hometown of Buffalo, New York.

My beloved Bills may make the playoffs again -- someday.

But while touring for "Cancer Crossings" A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," I was asked if this medical advance, dare say medical miracle, could have happened anywhere else except Western New York?

I decided that Roswell Park was the only place and the "Cancer Cowboys" were the best team or organization ever in Buffalo. Here's a link to my recent column about this in the Buffalo News

https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/24/another-voice-roswell-parks-cancer-cowboys-launched-a-moonshot-50-years-ago/

 

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Free download of Cancer Crossings

The first seven chapters of "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia" are available through the end of this week on BookGrabbr. Here you go -- https://grabbr.com/contentpage/558-celebrate-life-ccam-cancer-crossings-giveaway#.W5a3p-gCI_w.gmail

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Final cover for Cancer Crossings

Thanks to Ken Burns for endorsing Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia.
He says, "For as long as I have followed his work, Tim Wendel has always chosen a distinct path of intimate stories within big topics, those subjects revealed by his superb way of getting at  Read More 

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We have a cover for Cancer Crossings

Publication date: April 15

Thanks to the good people at Cornell Press, especially designer Scott Levine, for this great cover for Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia. I love how it pops.
To go along with it, I recently received a gracious endorsement from filmmaker Ken Burns: "For as long as  Read More 

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Audio rights for Cancer Crossings sold to Blackstone

Since January, I've been working with a voice coach, improving my delivery for the classroom at Johns Hopkins and with an eye on the next book tour. It's been fun to take on some commercials, animation and narration. Learning how to vary the pitch, cadence, dare say the feeling of what I'm saying.
In the course of the lessons, with the amazing Mark Neely, I realized the audio for several of my books (Red Rain, Night on Manitou Island, Down to the Last Pitch) has yet to be done. I think I'm now going to tackle them myself.
Last week, I did a demo tape at Bias Studios in Springfield, Va., where Danny Gatton, Emmylou Harris and my friends Eddie From Ohio have cut albums. It was a bit unnerving to walk into Studio B and go through multiple takes of my scripts for commercials and narrations. But, all in all, it went pretty well.
Meanwhile, the good folks at Cornell Press, the publishers for Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia, sold the audio rights to the new book to Blackstone Audio.
In a nice twist, Blackstone is interested in having me do the narration for Cancer Crossings. At the very least, I have a quality demo to send their way. Read More 

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Final piece of art for Cancer Crossings

By Abbott Handerson Thayer

It usually falls to the writer to secure the permissions for artwork and photographs in a book. Invariably, one or two images can prove elusive. When I was writing CASTRO'S CURVEBALL, I had heard about a photo of Fidel Castro running to first base with his baseball team that toured the island after the  Read More 

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