Updated Sept. 14:
I am setting up speaking engagements for Year Two of my book tour. After more than 150 phone calls, e-mails, snail mail letters and Facebook posts, I’ve generated 10 invitations. They are:
Sept. 27: Jim tapes radio interview with former Nassau Veterans Service Agency head Ed Aulman on his Verizon Fios cable TV show, Hauppauge, NY
Oct. 18: Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County Chapter 82, Hicksville VFW, 320 S. Broadway, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9: Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., 2 p.m.
Nov. 10: Malverne Library, 61 St. Thomas Pl., Malverne, 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 10: Sayville Library, 85 Greene Ave., Sayville, 7 p.m.
Nov. 13: North Babylon Library, 815 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 15: Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park, 12:15 p.m.
Nov. 16: JASA Long Beach Senior Center, 75 E. Walnut St., Long Beach, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17: Syosset American Legion Post 175, 68 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 Vietnam War Veterans Assn., North Bellmore American Legion Post, 1298 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore, 7 p.m.
I have 61 books left to sell and haven’t decided whether to buy more from the publisher. I’m going to assess that after my fall tour.
I am a 1966 graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY. I graduated from Nassau Community College in 1968 and Hofstra University in 1970. I was a sports reporter at Newsday from 1966-1999, covering 5 Super Bowls and 9 Stanley Cup Finals. I was a features desk copy editor from 2000 to Dec. 31, 2014, when I retired. I am married to Lynn, a social worker, since April 9, 1978, We have one son, Peter, 33, an air traffic controller in Ohio.