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1. Dr. Huizenga

Well, our own Dr. Rob Huizenga (Where Did All the Fat Go?) or Dr. H. as he's known by the Biggest Loser contestants has been getting a lot of screen time this season. He's been helping the obese players with the health side of the game (the game of life, really). He wrote the book on losing weight and keeping it off, literally, for life. From the exercise program to the diet, from step-by-step instructions to charts, graphs and photos, not to mention emails from real BL contestants, Dr. H's book has all the components in one place. Read it, do it, live it.

If you've watched the show, you know that it works. There are no excuses left for not getting fit and healthy for you, your loved ones and the world (think obscene medical expenses, procedures etc.)

Now, go.

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Our author Dr. Rob Huizenga (Where Did All the Fat Go?), or Dr. H. as he's known by the Biggest Loser contestants has been getting a lot of screen time this season. He's been helping the obese players with the health side of the game (game of life, really). He wrote the book on losing the weight and keeping it off, literally. Read it, do it, live it.

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3. Tallfellow Press quickie note

Just a quickie to tell everyone to listen to Dennis Palumbo tonight on Dr. Blogstein's radio show:http://www.drblogstein.com/. 9 eastern time, 6 pacific. Dennis wrote our book From Crime to Crime. He's a great guest, so tune in if you can.

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4. Hello 2009, Droodles and all things Tallfellow

TALLFELLOW NEWS
Well, 2009 is here and we're embracing it with open arms... is that possible? Let's just say we're looking forward to it!
Not only have our authors been getting lots of interviews but our books have been seen here and there, too.
Dennis Palumbo, author of From Crime to Crime, now has his own column on The Huffington Post.
Author Rachel Ingegneri has been quoted in several articles and blogs about the tough job market and how to conquer that job interview once you get it. Her book, Ten Minutes to the Job Interview has everything needed to ace the task.
And Dr. Huizenga, author of Where Did All the Fat Go? has settled into another hit season of NBC's The Biggest Loser... although I don't think he settles into anything, nor does he let any of the contestants settle either. And if you use his book to lose fat (not just weight) you won't be settling for very long.
Steve Young, author of Great Failures of the Extremely Successful, continues to blog and write everywhere! Really. We don't think he sleeps. But it's ok because what he writes is pretty funny and insightful. Google him and you'll see!

And Billy Mernit it speaking over the weekend accompanied by dozens of copies of his great Valentine's appropriate book, That's How Much I Love you. Happy V-Day everyone!

DROODLES, DROODLES, DROODLES

Droodles seems to be as popular as ever. It gets the most traffic at our website (www.Tallfellow.com) and now, you can be the proud owner of Droodles stuff like T-shirts, mugs, calendars, teddy bears and underwear, just to name a few products. Go to Droodles to jump on the bandwagon. Don't be the last person on your block without something Droodles.

And speaking Droodles, it's time to announce the winner of the last Droodles contest and present our new one.

The winner of the last contest (#11) is Pat. Congrats Pat. Pat actually offered two captions, both of which were pretty great... so take your pick for the following Droodle:

BearClimbingTree


Stringless Guitar or
Sparse Pussey willow Branch



And now, with what is arguably our most famousDroodle (because it was used on the cover of a Frank Zappa album), here is our Droodles Caption contest #12:


Ship no caption    



Real caption:

Ship Arriving Too Late to Save A Drowning Witch


As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**



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5. Mystery is in the air

Just a quick reminder that our author Dennis Palumbo is not just signing books at Vromans this Sunday in Pasadena at 4:00, but he's also teaching a workshop on Writing Mysteries. Here's the description:
For those interested in writing whodunits, plotting is often the most daunting aspect of the narrative. Fear no more. This workshop will take the mystery out of writing mysteries. Moreover, you'll learn that the key to writing a good mystery or crime story is an understanding of how each of the characters' distinct wants and needs collide with those of the other characters. When done right, a good plot reveals character, and good characters make the plot compelling. Whether you're writing the coziest of British-style mystery or the edgiest of hard-boiled thriller, this informative, entertaining workshop is for you.
Dennis is the screenwriter of the film My Favorite Year
and our new book, From Crime to Crime, which is getting great reviews. Dennis is a wonderful, funny guy. He's also a full-time psychotherapist, now, so you might get some free shrink-age. So, come out and meet him, learn some cool stuff and enjoy an afternoon in Pasadena.
See you there!

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6. TF News, Droodles Winner and new contest

So, BEA (Book Expo America) is over and, all in all, it was a really good show. Nice weather (when we could get outside!), nice people and great books... not just ours.

We had several of our authors autograph their books and there were lines for all of them. Nice!

Saw lots of old friends from publishing days gone by and met new friends, too.

And, luckily, we skirted disaster (literally) when on, set-up day, an entire wall of the very large booth (about 30 feet) fell over. Our founders, Leonard Stern and Larry Sloan, were standing right there and managed to get out of the way just in time. Could've been really ugly. The chair Leonard had been sitting in moments before was rather mangled. Thank you to the book gods for intervening.


Now, what you've all been waiting for...

Droodles Caption Contest # 10 Winner and New Contest #11

Yes, it's true. We are actually annoucing the winner for Contest #10. And the winner is Mitch Rice! Congratulations! Look for your copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection in your mailbox soon.

Nudist_coat_hanger_best



And here is the winning caption: Van Gogh's ear: A self-portrait



And now, time for the Droodle Caption Contest # 11.

Give you best captions for this spring/summer outdoor camping fun Droodle:

Bear_climbing_tree

(Click on the Droodle thumbnail to see a larger view.)



Real Caption: A Bear Climbing Up the Other Side of a Tree



As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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7. Spring Titles

So, Spring is officially here, although in L.A. it's more like the dead of Summer. Over 100 degrees this weekend. Hot.
But, Spring means Spring books titles and we've got several. Our book Where Did All the Fat Go? by the doctor behind The Biggest Loser TV show, Dr. Rob Huizenga, is selling well. It should, it reveals the program he developed for the contestants on the show that has resulted in thousands of pounds of weight loss, actually FAT loss, which is what the book is all about. Fat not weight loss. It's even available at GNC store nationwide. They thought it was worthy of being in their stores.

We just released a book by the screenwriter of My Favorite Year, Dennis Palumbo, who left Hollywood behind to become a psychotherapist to the Hollywood community. Interesting! The book is a collection of short mysteries called From Crime to Crime and it features several stories with The Smart Guys Marching Society, a group of guys that get together to talk politics, compare lives and eat deli... they end up solving crimes. It's pretty fun and you can try to solve each mystery before the solution is revealed. Can you?

And our newest books is Ten Minutes to the Job Interview by Rachel Ingegneri. It's the latest in our 10 Minutes 2 Success series and it really tells you everything you need to know to land that job, whether you're a first time job-seeker or a seasoned pro.

Anyway, happy Spring and more info to come soon.

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8. Droodles Caption Contest # 9 Winner and New Contest #10

Well, finally! The winner for Contest #9 is William D Hicks. Congratulations! Look for your copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection in your mailbox soon.

Man_in_tux_finalfinal



And here is the winning caption: Last Minute Christmas Gift with Last Minute Bow (tie).

 

And now, time for the Droodle Caption Contest # 10.

Give you best captions for this hot weather gem:


Nudist_coat_hanger_best

(Click on the Droodle thumbnail to see a larger view.)


Real Caption: Coat Hanger for a Nudist


 

As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**


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9. Winter Blues

So, Winter is here and it's understandable to be a bit down, right? (Or downright depressed.) But, with Valentine's Day only a kiss away, how can anyone be sad? Even if you don't have a special someone to share it with (like some people I know), you can still celebrate the joy of having people in your life who love you...ok, how about your pet...your car? OK, be glad you love yourself!

And, in case you're looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, check out our incredible discount on our book That's How Much I Love You. It makes a great, romantic offering of love.

And (again), in case you haven't entered the current Droodles Caption Contest (see below), you still have a little time. Hurry up and get your entries in.
Stay warm, stay happy, staypuff marshmellows.

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10. Droodles Caption Contest #9

Welcome Clever Droodlers,

It's that time of year again. No, not Hanukah or Christmas or Kwanza or even winter...it's time for our December Droodles Caption Contest!!! So, put on those thinking caps (wool  would
probably be best right now!) and send us your smartest caption for this New Year's Droodle:
Man_in_tux_finalfinal


Real Caption: Man in Tuxedo who stood too close to the front of an elevator.

As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy Captioning!  Happy  Holidays!  Happy New Year  and  Happy Everything  Else!!!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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11. Droodles Caption Contest #8 Winner

Well, better late than never! We are finally annoucining the winner for Contest #8. And the winner is D. Kendrick. Congratulations! Look for your copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection in your mailbox soon.

And here is the winning caption:

Unassemb
Bees leaving on vacation (from their honey-making jobs at the beehive box).




Thanks to everyone who entered. Try again with Contest #9 above. Happy Captioning!




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12. Sad news

I just heard the sad news that Joseph Stefano passed away recenlty. He was the screenwriter of the famous Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, among many other credits. He was also a contributor to our book Doing It For Money - The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood.

At the end of his essay, he says that he thought about retiring after a difficult episode in the business but he chose not to and added "So, I'm still in the business I love more than I hate and in which I've had more joy than heartbreak."

He will be missed.

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13. Droodles Caption Contest #8

Hello Captioners,
Put your clever thinking caps
on and see if you can do as well as the entrants in contest #7 (a great group of captions (see below)). Now that summer is officially gone, we can say goodbye to all those do-it-yourself fix-it projects. So, here's an appropriate Droodle:

Sandpaper

(Click on the Droodle for a larger view)

Real Caption: Unassembled Sandpaper



As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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14. Droodles #7 Winner Announced

Greetings Droodalians,

Well, we had a hard time picking a winner for Droodles Caption Contest #7...so we narrowed it down to two...yes, that's right, two winners..and they are Jean C. Fisher for the caption:

"What the entrance to Fire_pole_1_1my dining room looks like when I'm doing my yoga exercises..."

And P. Fahrney (a second-time winner!) with "Levitating paperclip."

Congrats you two. A copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection will be on its way to you very soon!

Be sure to enter the new contest (#8) above and good luck!

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15. Doing it on Amazon

Hi Screenwriters!
I thought it would be ok to toot our own horn for a minute and tell you that  our new book Doing It For Money - The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood has been in the top 10 of Screenwriting Books on Amazon.com (#6 to be exact!!!)

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We're very proud of the book, which was published in conjunction with the Writers' Guild Foundation. The book features first-hand stories from writers of such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Syriana, Ali, Silence of the Lambs, Shakespeare in Love, AIrforce One, Chocolat and tons more...
and TV shows such as 24, Alias, Medium, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel-AIre and many more.
If you like juicy, inside info, fun, informative tips and true tales of Hollywood, don't miss it!!!

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16. Droodles Caption Contest #7 and Winner of #6 Announced!

Hello Droodlites! We're pleased to announce the new Droodles Caption Contest (#7) is here. But before we give you the new one to caption, we want to announce the winner of the last contest (#6): (Drum role, please) Antschampagne_1The winner is Monica Poling for her caption "Migrating West: Unruly robins get scared straight after a bitter winter flight over Lake Huron." Congrats Monica. Look for your copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection in the mail soon!

And, we even have an honorable mention this month. With a similar concept, congrats to Leo for his caption of the Droodle turned upside down: "Ants going through rehab." Thanks everyone for your great imaginations!

And now, just in time for all those hot weather wildfires is DCC#7:
Fire_pole_1(Click on the Droodle thumbnail to see a larger view.)

Real Caption: Fire Pole for False Alarms

As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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17. DOING IT on NPR

Hey Tallfellians - Just a quick post to give you a heads up about our new book, Doing It For Money - The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood, and its upcoming appearance on Airtalk with Larry Mantle (guest host for the show will be Judy Muller) on Tuesday July 11th at 11:30 a.m. (NPR's KPCC in Pasadena, CA). Guests will be the editor of the book, Daryl G. Nickens, and contributors John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Charlie's Angels (both), Big Fish, Go) and Chris Brancato (The X-Files, Boomtown, Outer Limits) who was recently named president of the Writers Guild Foundation (our partner in the book!).
Barring anymore North Korean missiles or late breaking news of TomKat's tot, we should be on for the full half-hour.
So, listen in. It should be fun.
The regular blog with new Droodles caption contest and last time's winner will be here shortly. Stay tuned.
Thanks!

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18. Droodles Caption Contest #6

Greetings! We're pleased to announce the 6th Official Droodles Caption Contest. Just in time for New Year's Eve:

Antschampagne(Click on the Droodle thumbnail to see a larger view.)


Real Caption:
Ants Crawling Through Spilled Champagne

As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection by Roger Price.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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19. Droodles Caption Contest #5 Winner Announced!

Earlybirddroodle_2And the winner is... Amy for her caption "Sewer worker dancing to Village Peoples' Y-M-C-A!
Congrats, Amy. Look for your copy of Droodles - The Classic Collection in the mail soon!

And for everyone else, the 6th Droodles Caption Contest is going on now. So, post your best captions and you could be the next lucky winner!!

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20. Grandfathers Rule!

Well, it seems that Grandfathers rule all year long, not just on Grandparents day, as evidenced by the sale of our book The Grandfather Thing by Saul Turteltaub on Amazon and our own website. So, Christmas and Hanukah are great times to give gift books to grandpas about grandpas!!! Enjoy!Tf_grandfather_cv

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21. Droodles Caption Contest #5

Greetings! We're pleased to announce the 5th Official Droodles Caption Contest. 


Earlybirddroodle_1(Click on the Droodle thumbnail to see a larger view.)

Real Caption:
An Early Bird Who Caught A Very Strong Worm

As always, please leave your original captions in the Comment section below (just under the date).** The winner, judged by our staff of in-house Droodlites, will receive a FREE copy of Droodles: The Classic Collection.

Happy captioning!

**NOTE: Inappropriate submissions will be deleted... this is an All Ages competition!**

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