My friend Maureen Turner has written a very nice piece on my Springfield post card book in this week's edition of The Valley Advocate:
I really appreciate the coverage the book has received. Susan Kaplan of WFCR taped an interview, which has yet to run and basically every outlet that could have run a story has done that – not to count television which would never run such a story.
The Republican received a review copy from the company, but would only mention me in their paper if I dropped dead. And even then they might resist.
Although I'm on a friendly basis with a number of the reporters from the daily, the powers-that-be have never been very happy with me because I have been willing to criticize their publication. It was the unwritten rule of the press in the area that Valley media outlets don't acknowledge one another or criticize one another unless there is some sort of business arrangement between them.
Personally I think it's fine to give a wink and a nod to other media – which I've done – and not to hesitate to blast them if they deserve it.
In any event, thanks Mo for the story!