“ICON” the third excerpt from another Author G. D. Grace novel. (Release Date: TBD)

When she arrived, she saw that the glitzy event was in full effect. She instantly recognized several well-known celebrities walking the red carpet, making their way towards the Egyptian-themed entrance of the up-scale event center.  The music industry’s biggest award shows were held there, because it had one of the most expensive, top-notch, state of the art sound systems on the planet. It had a digital soundstage equipped with sophisticated special-effects gadgetries that many Hollywood studios used to make movies.

Hordes of animated stargazers were standing behind heavily-guarded bright yellow barriers, shouting and clapping excitedly. She remembered feeling overwhelmed by all of it the first time she attended a red-carpet event, but after awhile she got used to it.

Exiting the limo, she began her descent down the red carpet, pausing periodically to pose for  various members of the press. As unnerving as it was for her, she thoroughly understood  how media publicity trickled down to big bucks for the record company and the artist. This was why Hubert Cole made her attend.  Being on the front page of tabloid magazines would keep her public persona fresh, and nothing made fans hungrier than knowing personal details about their favorite star.

Something as simple as eating  a sandwich at a side-walk cafe was news to a fan. A Photograph of an entertainer doing routine things garnered big dollar, depending on what it was.  Lady Diana was one of the most photographed celebrities in history, until the day she perished in that horrific automobile accident. Her death was directly related to the paparazzi, because her driver was trying to ditch them.

Years after the horrific event, nothing changed. They even snapped pictures of the mangled wreckage and sold the pictures, which made  front page news. Even the funeral had mass media coverage, so the reality is what it is; as long as papers move off store shelves, nothing will change.  High profits is top priority for all businesses, and the lives of entertainers yields huge profits. Only a fool would interfere with something as reliable and lucrative as media coverage of the stars.


As “ICON” continues to pull me into it’s mystery, I write and watch what unfolds. This time around, I’m experiencing something I have never experienced before. This novel constantly calls me and doesn’t quit until I write.  ~GD

Author & Producer of “A Touch of Grace” G. D. Grace

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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