R.I. author interviews Kreskin in new book


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:26 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Prolific Rock Island author Mike McCarty takes a break from his penchant for horror in his latest offering, "Conversations With Kreskin," a nonfiction book about well-known mentalist The Amazing Kreskin.

The author of more than 30 books, including "Night of the Scream Queen," "I Kissed a Ghoul," and "Lost Girl of the Lake," Mr. McCarty will have book signings for "Conversations With Kreskin" this weekend and next. The first is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Book Rack, 3937 41st Ave. Drive, Moline. The others will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Book Rack, 4764 Elmore Ave., Davenport, and the following Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at SouthPark Mall, Moline, in the courtyard outside Younkers.

Kreskin, the 77-year-old who was born George Joseph Kresge, co-wrote the book with Mr. McCarty. It's described on amazon.com as "a cornucopia of stories of Kreskin's amazing life, culture, famous friends, inside knowledge of entertainment personalities, his mind power, thought reading, and much more."

As a bonus feature, there is an eight-page full-color graphic-art insert, "How Kreskin Became Amazing," as well as many color photographs. Kreskin will promote the book Sunday morning on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends."

Mr. McCarty is a two-time Bram Stoker Award finalist, and in 2008 received the David R. Collins' Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center in Davenport.



















 



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