Oct. 25: I was notified yesterday by agent Jan Kardys that Barbara Seper and her Vietnam veteran husband Warren each read my book, “are intensely interested” in it, and are in the process of writing opening scenes for a screenplay that I hope to offer to Netflix. The Sepers are part of the Unicorn for Writers and Black Hawk Literary Agency team in Redding, CT. I met Kardys at an Oct. 14 Indie Authors Day program at the Bellmore Library,…..
By Jim Smith People ask me if I’d like to go back to Vietnam, see how things have changed, revisit battlefields and cities I knew as a Stars and Stripes reporter in 1972. I tell them no, it would be too painful. Would I want to return to the site of Firebase 42 near Pleiku, where my friend Capt. Glen S. Ivey had his head blown off? Or to the site where II Corps senior adviser John Paul Vann, a…..