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Jul.27.2013
Matt Smith-Lahrman of New Books in Pop Music interviewed me for an hour. A very knowledgeable interviewer, his introductory comments, both verbal and written, were some of the best I've seen for my book, The Death of Johnny Ace. http://newbooksinpopmusic.com/2013/07/24/steve-bergsman-the-death-of-...
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Jun.21.2013
I will be the guest speaker at Mesa's Main Library on Saturday, July 6, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Not only will I be discussing my book, The Death of Johnny Ace, but I'll also talk about my previous book, Growing Up Levittown. http://youtu.be/GFoCjSpVm4s  
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Jun.19.2013
Stephanie Campbell of BlogTalkRadio's Stephanie Colleen Show visited with Steve Bergsman to talk about his book, The Death of Johnny Ace http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stephaniecolleen/2013/06/15/a-visit-with-steve-b-and-the-death-of-johnny-ace
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May.26.2013
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The wonderfully entertaining Goddyss Jones, who interviewed me earlier this year on her radio program, The Love Jones Experience, sent me this photo. She has been a big supporter of my book, The Death of Johnny Ace. Thank you
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May.03.2013
The good folks at the National Black Book Festival helped me create promotional video for The Death of Johnny Ace. http://youtu.be/GFoCjSpVm4s  "The Death of Johnny Ace" by Steve Bergsman - Book Traileryoutu.beBook trailer for "The Death of Johnny Ace" by Steve Bergsman    
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Mar.31.2013
On March 30, I presented at the Annual Mesa Authors' Fair along with 30 other writers.  I had no idea there were so many authors in Mesa.     I shared a table with fantasy writer Sharon Skinner, author of The Nelig Stones.
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Mar.20.2013
My first participation at a book festival was pulled off with aplomb. The Tucson Festival of Books drew thousands of participants and hundreds of authors, including yours truly. The Death of Johnny Ace, a big success.             ...
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Feb.05.2013
This note comes from from Elaine Drummond, who I’ve know since she was a young teenager in Florida back in the ‘60s. I mentioned that I might have an agent in Hollywood representing “The Death of Johnny Ace” and “Growing Up Levittown.”  She wrote back, “Oh, I do hope, “The Death of Johnny Ace...
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Feb.02.2013
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       While in Baltimore, I stopped by DJ Mel's radio studio to be interviewed by the man, himself. It was an evening all about discussing my new book, The Death of Johnny Ace. Great questions and a lot of good insight into the era. Who knew DJ Mel was a fan of...
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Jan.28.2013
Good news for me. The Death of Johnny Ace was ranked #36 in Amazon’s ranking of Kindle books about Soul music. Number One was Remembering Whitney (Houston).http://tinyurl.com/al326v2
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Jan.16.2013
My Inman News column features a story about Memphis real estate with a lead-in about Johnny Ace and my book, The Death of Johnny Ace. http://tinyurl.com/bhabvcn
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Dec.16.2012
Two doo-wop legends, Jerry Lawson of The Persuasions and Gaynel Hodge, who co-wrote the song Earth Angel and was an original member of the Hollywood Flames, promote Steve Bergsman's novel, The Death of Johnny Ace.  
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Dec.05.2012
It appears my new book, The Death of Johnny Ace, has brought about a renaissance in Johnny Ace recordings. I've been told that Pledging My Love has been on rotation on Sirius radio stations. Always worth a listening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT_eOiTwtoQ  
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Nov.18.2012
Johnny Ace's most famous song, Pledging My Love, plays in the movie Back To The Future when Marty McFly turns up at the school dance with his mom. The song also appears in the movies Mean Streets and Christine.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT_eOiTwtoQ  
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Nov.18.2012
The Wall Street Journal this weekend ran a terrific review on Peter Benjaminson's new book, Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar. At the start of the book there's an Author's Note, which reads: "I learned while researching this book that author and journalist Steve Bergsman...
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