December 23rd, 2014

andrew potter

André van Duin, Wim van der Pluym & Martin Elferink

André van Duin (pseudonym for Adrianus Marinus Kyvon; born 20 February 1947 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch actor (in comedy and theatre), singer, writer and creator of television programs. André van Duin was in a relationship with Wim van der Pluym from 1974 until 1995. Van der Pluym died in 1995. Van Duin found a new love in Martin Elferink whom he married on 23 December 2006, ten days after their plans were announced. (P: Beeld en Geluid. André van Duin)

Van Duin was discovered in 1964 when he won the AVRO talent contest show Nieuwe Oogst, which gave him the opportunity to debut on television alongside singing father and daughter Willy and Willeke Alberti.

From 1967 onwards, André van Duin made regular appearances on Dutch television and took apprenticeship at comedians Snip & Snap's theatre-shows. In the 1970s he set up his own Revue with Frans van Dusschoten (the straight man) and Corrie van Gorp. These shows were televised on TROS and in 1975 Van Duin won an award for Dag Dag Heerlijke Lach.

In 1972, André van Duin began the radio program Dik Voormekaar Show. First with broadcasting company Radio Noordzee Internationaal, later with the NCRV and TROS. He involved his then technician, Ferry de Groot, in the show, becoming the character "Meneer de Groot" (Mister de Groot). The show continued to air as recently as 2009.


André van Duin (pseudonym for Adrianus Marinus Kyvon; born 20 February 1947 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch actor (in comedy and theatre), singer, writer and creator of television programs. André van Duin was in a relationship with Wim van der Pluym from 1974 until 1995. Van der Pluym died in 1995. Van Duin found a new love in Martin Elferink whom he married on 23 December 2006, ten days after their plans were announced. Ferry de Groot is currently writing a Van Duin biography.



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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_van_Duin

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Darrell Yates Rist (February 26, 1948 - December 23, 1993)

Darrell Yates Rist, a writer and co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, died on December 23, 1993, in St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He was 45 and lived in Manhattan.

His companion, Robert M. Cataldo, said he died from an AIDS-related illness.

He championed the cause of gay rights in his writings. His last book was "Heartlands: A Gay Man's Odyssey Across America" (Dutton, 1992). He also wrote numerous magazine and newspaper articles that appeared in publications including The Nation and Harper's.

He was also a spokesman for the alliance, which was known by its acronym, GLAAD.

Darrell Yates Rist was born in Ironton, Ohio, on February 26, 1948.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/25/obituaries/darrell-yates-rist-writer-45.html

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Book Blast: My Mate, Jack by Garrett Leigh

My Mate Jack (Heated Beat Book 1) by Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 10, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: My Mate Jack (Heated Beat Book 1)

Will Barter’s been in love with his best mate Jack for as long as he can remember. They’ve shared everything: love, life, laughs, even Will’s first kiss. But Jack’s straight, and Will’s long-buried infatuation means nothing until their last summer together draws to a close.

Then one night, everything changes, but with Will bound for university in Leeds, and Jack for his dream DJ job in Ibiza, there’s no time to explore their blurred lines. Before long all that’s left are secrets, lies, and misunderstandings.

In the months that follow, anger and hurt overshadow fifteen years of friendship, and Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate… his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

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Author Bio:
Rainbow Award winner Garrett Leigh is a British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Black Jazz Press. Her protagonists will always always be tortured, crippled, broken, and deeply flawed. Throw in a tale of enduring true love, some stubbly facial hair, and a bunch of tattoos, and you’ve got yourself a Garrett special.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible. That, and dreaming up new ways to torture her characters. Garrett believes in happy endings; she just likes to make her boys work for it.

Garrett also works as a freelance cover artist for various publishing houses and independent authors under the pseudonym G.D. Leigh. For cover art info, please visit blackjazzpress.com

Where to find the author:
https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighbooks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Leigh/484336074987986
https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh



Tour Dates: December 23, 2014
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Book Blast: Shifting Gears by Tina Blenke

Shifting Gears (Shifting Paradigm Book 2) by Tina Blenke
Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 22, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Shifting Gears (Shifting Paradigm Book 2)

Justin has graduated high school and feels the pull to find his destined mate away from the sanctuary of his Shifter family. He makes the decision to leave the sacred Pack Lands to enter the world of the Changeless humans. Only one other Shifter has ever left the sacred homelands searching for his mate and Justin is hopeful that he’ll be just as successful but the threat of violence against Shifters is ever threatening as conflict escalates.
Connor has worked hard to make a name for himself. He is an influential member of society with contacts with the business and political leaders of Whitewater. He owns and manages a successful nightclub that is soon branching off into additional prospects that will open even more red carpet opportunities for him. Everything is falling into place for him financially but he has no one with whom to share his accomplishments.
Justin makes the decision to move to the city and meets his mate when Connor hits him with his car. Connor’s initial reaction is to push Justin away because of his young age but the draw to the young Shifter is too much for Connor to resist. Justin struggles with finding his own way and fights for the chance to prove himself to Connor.
Justin is faced with making the right decisions so he doesn’t push Connor away while fighting with his own wolf to maintain control of his mind and his body. He fights with his own self-doubt in the hopes of proving to Connor that he doesn’t need the man’s success he only needs the man.

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Author Bio:
Tina is a retired Air Force brat and has lived in several states as well as a handful of countries. She has always had a soft spot for literature and is a voracious reader. When she isn’t writing, she can be found cuddled up with a good book. Though Tina adores a thrilling novel with sappy lovesick heroes, she is terrified of things that go bump in the night. This makes for quite a complicated relationship with zombies, something that she just can’t get enough of.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tina-Blenke-Author/487878157926041?ref=hl
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Tour Dates: December 23, 2014
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Parker Williams, The Hat Party, Molly Lolly, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, My Fiction Nook, Bayou Book Junkie, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, BFD Book Blog, MM Good Book Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Crystal’s Many Reviewers, Carly’s Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, Queer Town Abbey, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Fallen Angel Reviews, Andrew Q. Gordon

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