It was 1:30 or so in the morning and we were cruising down Wilshire Boulevard, having a good old time, laughing, joking, and singing along to the car stereo. Chris was driving, and with him were me, Kathryn (my wife), Karen (Chris' longtime girlfriend) and my brother, the late Charles Edward Cole, visiting us while on leave from the Army.
The reason we were so sought was partly due to the publication of the paperback version of our Vietnam novel - A Reckoning For Kings.
Although the hardcover had gotten zip support from the publisher, Athenaeum Books, (we were "orphaned" three times, plus the company was bought out by Scribner's) the reviews had been universally fabulous and the book was nominated for many awards.
Then I turned and slapped the book and check on the counter, telling the Check Out Lady, "I've waited my whole life to do this. Here's my check. And here's my ID."
(NOTE FROM ALLAN: TO SAMPLE SOME OF THE SCRIPTS WE WROTE FOR THE SHOW, CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEREWOLF PAGE.)
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Venice Boardwalk Circa 1969