For those of you who are fans, a new Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy Facebook group
has been set up this week. All events and book signings that I attend will be posted there as events as well as on this website and the regular maceddy.com
A recent email I received:
Wow… I just finished your book, finally, word for word. I loved it.
Read it at my Mom’s breakfast table every morning while visiting her the last 3 weeks in Nashville.
The story is not only about their romance, but about your 40 years of research.
Not many people could have done all that you did. I don’t know how you pulled it all together, there is so much data you gathered.
I appreciate the Afterward which explained the story from your standpoint. Your husband is very special and patient to put up with all the commitment, threats, and expense you had to endure for this project.
Thank you for all this work. I do hope for a few things:
- a new revised version, or followup book now that the romance is more accepted and more sources have surfaced.
- a book about your life the last 40 years
- that I get to meet you someday! …
Thanks for all that you do.
I am so grateful for your support and also glad to new people are introduced to the fascinating story of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. From a recent email:
I am re-reading the 2001 version of Sweethearts and am, again, amazed and captivated by your superb use of language! Somehow you draw me into the story until I become a participant and find myself living rather than just reading it!
The principals are described in terms that make them come alive! and, thus, your readers can become truly involved with them.
You are an exceptionally gifted writer. Thank you for all the effort that must have gone into the writing of this book and the leadership you provide to the Club! Thanks to the latter, I am becoming familiar with one of Hollywood’s most fascinating eras!
Why this e-mail? I just had to compliment you!
Nelson Eddy: The Opera Years
is currently #3 on Amazon’s Kindle Hot New Titles best seller list!
And it’s #20 on the Kindle Non-Fiction Music books:
We’re celebrating here!
Nelson Eddy: The Opera Years was just released this week as my first ebook. Today it shot up onto two of Amazon’s Best Seller lists!
It’s on sale this weekend at an introductory price of $5.88. Download it from Amazon at this link.
My other books will also be released onto ebooks in the coming months. I will keep you posted.
Sharon Rich will be a guest lecturer, answer questions and sign books as part of a Jeanette MacDonald – Nelson Eddy afternoon that also features a performance of “A Scandalous Affair,” the show based on Rich’s biography of the singing duo, Sweethearts. The show features the singing talents of Hallie Neill and Theodore Lambrinos and covers the highlights of the personal romance, careers and music that made MacDonald and Eddy the most famous singing team in movie history.
This special event is a fundraiser for the San Diego Women’s Club. Tickets and more information here.
Join Sharon Rich for an afternoon luncheon, Q&A, rare interview clips and a Sweetheart
s book signing on Sunday, December 4, 2011, in Studio City, CA. Details and tickets at maceddy.com
Join Sharon Rich for an afternoon luncheon and book signing on Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Studio City, CA. Details and tickets at maceddy.com
Join Sharon Rich and other fans of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy on Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2011 in Holbrook, New York. Time: noon – 5 pm. Admission: Free. The afternoon will include a Q&A, book signing, film and interview clips. Refreshments will be served.
This event will be broadcast live on the Internet via WebEx and folks from around the world can ask real-time questions during the Q&A segment.
We are nearly filled to capacity for the actual event so reserve your ticket at this link. Those interested in joining us via webinar can find details here.
As I noted previously on this blog, my youngest sister Julie Rich passed away very suddenly in August 2010.
On January 6, 2011, five months to the day after her death, we published the first of three books by Julie, Animal’s Best Friend – A Tribute. She was a world renowned pet communicator and I had been working with her last year to compile and publish her first book. Sadly, I had to finish up the project without her but our mother and my sister Arlene worked with me. To her writings we added a biographical chapter with color pictures from the family scrapbooks.
If you are a pet lover and/or want to read more about our childhoods, the book is available exclusively at Amazon.com.
Join Sharon Rich for an afternoon luncheon and book signing on Sunday, December 10, 2010, in Studio City, CA.