"Miss Kitty" rides again - Amanda Blake Biography to Debut!
CHANDLER, AZ - "My past, present, and future, are all the same. I've never thought about being anything but an actress!" That exclamation was Amanda Blake's lifelong mantra which came to fruition via Miss Kitty Russell, golden hearted madam of the Long Branch Saloon on Gunsmoke, the legendary western television series. Now Amanda Blake's biography will be making its own debut in the valley where the actress' dream came true, Los Angeles, California. Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty - To Dodge and Beyond will be featured at the "Los Angeles Times Festival of Books" and "Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival" April 30 and May 1, 2011.
Fans of Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty, actress Amanda Blake, and animal lovers alike will not want to miss the upcoming book events and the opportunity to meet the author of Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty - To Dodge and Beyond. Beckey Burgoyne, having just returned from a west coast book tour as well as a book signing event in Montague, Michigan, will be present to discuss Amanda Blake, Gunsmoke, and the three year research project in writing the biography; a journey that led her coast to coast, literally. Burgoyne will also autograph copies of Perfectly Amanda which will be available for purchase with a retail price of $29.95.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Burgoyne will be appearing at the "Los Angeles Times Festival of Books" on the USC campus located at Publicist Irwin Zucker's booth #099. She will be present beginning at 11:00 a.m. For more on this event described as "the nation's largest public literary festival" follow the link at www.latimesfestivalofbooks.com.
On Sunday, May 1, 2011, Burgoyne will appear from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the "Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival" at the Buckaroo Book Shop located on the historic Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. This appearance also will include a forum discussion at 2:00 p.m. For more on this exciting western festival that is scheduled for April 27 - May 1, 2011, follow the link at www.cowboyfestival.org.
The award winning and scheduled for reprinting Perfectly Amanda, published by Five Star Publications, Inc. of Chandler, Arizona, chronicles Amanda Blake's life and her tenacious journey to that infamous destination-the dusty streets of Dodge City-as well as her personal life beyond the soundstage. It includes her passionate work with animals, worldwide travel adventures, and heart wrenching struggles of life, all wrapped in her enduring spirit to zealously embrace life. Blake's audience will laugh, cry, and be inspired to follow their hearts. Henry Cabot Beck of True West magazine (4/2011) declared that Perfectly Amanda "is about as detailed and loaded with anecdote and art as any biography has a right to be. To say Burgoyne's bio is a labor of love is an understatement."
Burgoyne, a teacher at Northeast Elementary Magnet School in Danville, Illinois, resides with her husband Rick in Covington, Indiana. Further information and editorial reviews regarding Perfectly Amanda can be found at www.PerfectlyAmanda.com.
Five Star Publications, which is in its 25th year of doing business in Chandler, Ariz., is reachable at info@FiveStarPublications.com, 480-940-8182, or visit www.FiveStarPublications.com.
Published by: Five Star Publications
Published: Summer 2010
Size: 8.5" x 11", 300 pages
Paperback / Biography $29.95
US ($31.95 CAN)