Saturday, August 18, 2007
I was going to wait and post this picture when I put the Judy Canova book out, but I figured - why not show it here first.
Mayumi and I drove to Connecticut to visit Diana Canova, star of Soap, to borrow lots of stuff on her mother, Judy Canova, as I'm slowly winding down research on a book on Judy. Diana and her sister have been SO helpful answering All the many questions I have about the real Judy Canova. There may be as much of Their talk in the book as my own writing! And pictures galore. An amazing number. Including some nice stills I got from the ever-helpful Kevin Minton, who lives in the town where Judy was born - Starke, Florida.
Well, the Canova book won't be out until next year sometime, but without the gracious help of Diana and her sister, there wouldn't be a book at All. I was very lucky to get their go ahead - or else I wouldn't've attempted one in the first place.
Writers have to get lucky in their research!