In 2005, I wrote this entry in the guest book that my daughter Lynn kept on board the Mei Wen Ti for overnight guests to leave comments. Boy does time fly!
While building a wooden boat in a foreign land had its challenges, writing a book was certainly a bigger challenge than I imagined. But ten years, two revisions, and a complete title change later, the tiger image on the spine of "No Problem, Mr. Walt" smiles back at me from the shelf, and I feel glad I stuck with it!
I recently received this terrific review of 'No Problem, Mr. Walt' by Malini Seshadri of The Book Review Literary Trust magazine and wish to sincerely thank Ms. Seshadri for her generosity and kind words shared in her elegantly written article.
"A piano instructor told a student’s mother, ‘Madam, I have been teaching piano to generations of students. I have heard students play on the white keys, and I have heard them play on the black keys. But your son is the only one who can play in the spaces in between.’
Walt Hackman’s book plays all the notes between the keys, and often many at the same time. It produces music of a kind that defies a label. It scoffs at the concept of ‘genre’. It is the story of an in...
If you've read either the hard copy, Kindle or Nook version of "No Problem, Mr. Walt" you might have noticed that I dedicated the book to my late son, Walter B. Hackman, Jr. The dedication reads:
“To the memory of my son Wally.
'.......forgetting seems to take the longest time.'
-Willie Nelson, from the song 'Forgetting You Was Easy'"
This week while I was on my regular search for book bloggers and fellow authors to review my book I ran across the website RonovanWrites.
After perusing the website, I decided to contact Ronovan Hester about a book review, and while searching for his contact info came across his weekly Haiku challenge that looked interesting. This week's challenge requires the use of the w...