The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”
This is one of those things in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall renovated into what is now “The Kate.” I had never given any thought about writing about the most iconic actress of the 20th century until Amy Lyons of Globe Pequot contacted me and said “Hey, we’d like you to write a book on Katharine Hepburn.”
I had just finished my first book “Slices Of Life,” a memoir, and was spent on writing for a while. But when this call came I had to figure out how to get this done, the challenge was on. As someone who has been on the board of The Kate and have been to countless meetings in Kate’s town, Old Saybrook, I got to know a lot of folks including Hepburn’s late brother-in-law, Ellsworth Grant. My time spent with him was priceless talking about Kate. So, after a while I realized I had a ton of information that hadn’t been written about before and well, the writing began. Now in October 2016 I get to tour the book and talk about the stories of people who knew her. This is beyond thrilling and I took care to get it right, I hope it becomes a gem of a book with a movie star name.