Friday, August 27, 2010

Seduction -- still on the rise!!!

The Kindle edition of The Manly Art of Seduction by Perry Brass is now #2 in Kindle reference books, where it has been for the last 2 months, number 7 in Gender Studies under Men, and #19 for Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction books. It is also being sold on UK Kindle. 

Perry was recently featured in a documentary, The Comfort of Men, about artist Branden Charles Wallace, soon to be released by Magus pictures. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another Smash Hit by Norman Beim

Hilarity abounds in "The Costume Ball" at PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre. This comedy by Norman Beim is attracting full houses to kick off the theater's 29th season.

Set in New York City in the 1980s, the story unfolds in the upscale apartment of Gwen and Harry Harris. Gwen is taken aback when she discovers that an important masquerade ball she thought was the following evening actually is taking place that night. The reason for her chagrin is that her husband's costume is not ready; in fact, she forgot to pick it up. And it only gets better from here! Harry goes along with the farce, introducing himself as his sister Hilary, visiting from Boston. The charade goes from bad to worse as Harry, talking in a falsetto voice, tiptoes around in an attempt to avoid Wilbur's advances. It’s a mixture of madness and mayhem, all to the delight of the audience.

Harry is played by Haig Koshkarian, Marilyn Wolfe plays Gwen, while Wilbur is played by John Fojtik. The trio bring more than a touch of reality to their characters.

Director Kate Hewitt cast three actors new to the PowPAC stage. They seem to be having as much fun onstage as the audience watching them. Paul Rossi designed an elegant set, complete with a backdrop displaying the bright lights of the city at night showing through the windows. Lighting and sound designed by Chad Oakley add to the ambience of the New York City apartment. Costumer Donna Reed completes the picture.

"The Costume Ball" provides a humorous escape for all ages.

"The Costume Ball"
When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; through Aug. 15
Where: PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre, 13250 Poway Road, Poway
Tickets: $15, general; $13, seniors, students and active military
Info: 858-679-8085

~THEATER REVIEW: 'Costume Ball' filled with hilarity- By RUTH LEPPER - For the North County Times

John Fojtik, left, Marilyn Wolfe and Haig Koshkarian in PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre's production of "The Costume Ball." Photo courtesy of Tony Eisenhower Photography

Interviews with Francine L. Trevens

Airing August 17: 10PM CDT/11PM EDT

Interview with Jonathan Logan of Witulant Webcast Radio. Will read a condensed version of one of stories from IMAGICS and also be interviewed. On line at

Airing Aug. 23: 1PM EDT
Interview with Dr Rose about SHORT PLAYS TO LONG REMEMBER. Dr Rose has written kids plays, so we will discuss play writing and such as well. Go to listen live or wait one day and go to the same site at ARCHIVES of the date of show and listen.

Airing September 22: 12:30 EDT and again at 3:30 EDT
Interview on The Experience Pros Radio Show Sept, 22 discussing pros and cons of self publishing; listen to radio show on KLZ AM 560 or on the web at Listen to the encore broadcast, or several days later it will be available to download from iTunes and from the Experience Pros website.

Airing November 15: 10:30 EST
Interview on WHO YOU CALLING OLD for about 30 minutes talking about an active writing/publishing career in one’s later years. Web access is