Biography

DiskUs Publishing - Current Releases

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The Indigo Dream Catcher, my second collection of paranormal short stories with an extrasensory twist, is my latest fiction release from DiskUs Publishing, following Summer Solstice, an exploration of the human psyche in thirty interludes, each depicting a woman at a turning point. My three novellas take the reader into the starlit, musical backdrop of a sultry Memphis night, behind the scenes onto the offbeat field of professional soccer, and on a supernatural escapade through the streets of Paris, listening to the haunting melody of an unpublished poem by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. “Love Song” was composed in 1876 and left unfinished, an inspiration for the mystical plot. An academic history of the romance genre, a bio-bibliography on silent film actor Rudolph Valentino, and a collection of essays on American writer Jack London complete my author list.

ForeWord Review - Jack London

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This specialized look at American author Jack London (1876-1916) examines an outspoken socialist seeking an enlightened world where human rights prevail. Tichi’s biography of the literary icon focuses on the political and moral issues that touched his soul throughout the course of his short life. A resilient man who experienced poverty, manual labor, and incarceration for a petty crime, London steps from the pages as a self-educated intellectual absorbed by the plight of the downtrodden and the oppressed.

ForeWord Review - The Play's the Thing

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Groundbreaking theater and the fruits of a loving, collaborative partnership that spanned twenty-four years fill the pages of this touching tribute. Keena chronicles her accomplishments with husband Clark Bowlen until his death in 2012, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at stage performance from set design to stage production. Though marketed as literary criticism, the book is a biography embedded in an educational text on the performing arts.

DiskUs Publishing - Valentino

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Based on over one hundred rare sources, VALENTINO: ICON OF ROMANCE will thrill fans of silent film. Enshrouded in mystery is a fascinating individual concealed too long behind his persona. Women wept, yearned, and fantasized about him. Men coveted and copied his mysterious style. And both lined the railroad tracks when his body was transported back to the Tinsel Town that made him famous. This title is available for the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble NOOK.

  • Since the 1920s no silent movie star has achieved the prominence of Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino. His impact on American film and international culture is tremendous.
  • By name recognition alone this actor’s notoriety surpasses his most famous peers. Chaplin may be known worldwide, but his fame is based on film credits, not psychological associations with romance and sexual symbols unrelated to entertainment.
  • Valentino believed the women who claimed to have loved him were in love with an image and the idea of love itself, not with a real man.
  • He longed for artistic acclaim and a greater variety of roles, yet he received fanaticism and a cult-like following that pursues him even after death. His enshrined crypt graces tourist guidebooks and remains one of the biggest attractions in Hollywood.
  • If given the choice, Valentino would have played his life different, but this freedom was never allowed.