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"Summer of '68' returns to L.A., Oct. 25 & Oct. 27

Thrilled to be returning to the L.A. to discuss the "Summer of '68: The Year That Changed Baseball -- And America -- Forever.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., I'll be at Villalobos Hall, Whittier College (13507 Earlham Drive, Whittier, Calif.) For more information, (562) 907-4803, (626) 791-7647, or terymar@earthlink.net

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., I'll be at the Allendale Branch Library (1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, Calif.) For more information, (626) 791-7647, (626) 744-7260, or terymar@earthlink.net

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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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End of summer with Cancer Crossings

Brilliant Books' front window, Traverse City, Mich.

I ended the summer by attending a family reunion in the Traverse City, Mich., area and appearing at Brilliant Books on Front Street there. The acclaimed film festival had just concluded and it was a great time.
Fun to catch up with family and friends, and the good folks at Brilliant Books are top-notch.  Read More 

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On Amazon's Alexa

You can now find me there under the handle Bookish Tim -- https://www.witlingo.com/bookish-tim/
Just follow the prompts and you can hear me reading from various works in the upcoming weeks. Some of these will be my own -- Cancer Crossings, Summer of '68, etc. -- but more will be short passages from my favorite writers, famous and unknown.
I'll soon be on Google Home and Microsoft Cortana, too.  Read More 
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In S.F. with Alta Magazine

The launch for "Cancer Crossings" began on April 15 at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., and the first wave of promotion finished 3,000 miles away on June 6 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, Calif.
Book Passage is another amazing indie bookstore. My thanks to the great folks there and to Alta Magazine for naming me as part of its reading series.
Go to Tim Wendel Books on Facebook to find video from the appearance.
It was an incredible 10-week run and so good to catch up with so many friends and make many new ones, too.  Read More 

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Going 'Facebook Live' at Roswell Park

During my recent swing through Western New York, I was honored to moderate a conversation on Facebook Live with Dr. Kara Kelly and Dr. Martin Brecher of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our topic was advances in pediatric cancer.
The science has come a long way in the half century since my brother was first diagnosed with  Read More 

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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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'Pipe shots'

Adam Wainwright's "pipe shots" to Derek Jeter reminds me of Denny McLain grooving one to Mickey Mantle in the memorable '68 season. Check out pages 126-129 in SUMMER OF '68.
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