Paperback Available to Inner Circle

Ahead of what would have been Prince’s 60th birthday on June 7, Paisley Prince is now available in paperback! Visit the shop and grab your copy today for just $13.07. “It’s been 7 hours and 13 days, since you took your love away.” — PRINCE,...

eBook Available to Inner Circle

To honor the ruby anniversary of Prince’s debut For You (1978), Paisley Prince is now available as a PDF ebook. Visit the shop and grab your copy today for just $7.77. “All seven and we’ll watch them fall.” — PRINCE, “7”...

Created an Event to Help Promote the Book

For the launch of the audio book and paperback, I’ve created an event. Like the ebook release date of April 7, PRN40 celebrates the ruby anniversary of Prince’s debut. First off, it includes an exhibition of relics from my Prince collection. I have musical...

Set Soft Launch

Chose a date for releasing the ebook. This will be for my inner circle only. April 7 is the 40th anniversary of Prince’s debut (For You, 1978). It seems like the right time, so I’m taking the leap. Also set the price for the ebook at $7.77. Like the Prince...

Completed Second Draft

Finished work on a second draft. This was an extensive expansion of the book. I added Prince lyrics. I layered in discussion of Prince’s abandonment issues. Instead of just sectioning sketches by year, this additional content has enriched the color and deepened...

Chatted on Facebook with Alan Light

Chatted with Alan Light briefly on Facebook. He’s the author of Let’s Go Crazy: The Making of Purple Rain, which I consider to be the best written book on Prince’s life and music. Alan is also former editor of both Vibe and Spin magazines as well as...

Spoke by Phone with Owen Husney

I reached out to Prince’s first manager Owen Husney. We discussed a few details from Prince’s early career. In particular, we spoke about the first publicity kit they used. He mentioned that he too had a book coming out in the next year.

Completed First Draft

I’m pleased to announce that a first draft of The Paisley Prince: A Purple Prequel has been completed. It’s now with Sue LaLumia. She’s acted as editor for several of my other works. I remain open to working with a publisher to release this...