Father-Daughter Fiction

October 1, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

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Image 3I have been in “radio silence” for the last weeks while working pretty long hours to get a first draft of That Autumn in Edinburgh finished by October 1, and–glory-of-glories–I managed to do it! Next up? Starting on page one to do a polish (or two…or three…) and hoping that I can make the deadline of getting this second novel in the “Four Seasons Quartet” published before the end of the year…perhaps by December 1.Harlan_Ware_circa_1950

Meanwhile, I heard from a very good writer and reporter who recently wrote an initial blog about a film made from a novel that my father, Harlan Ware, wrote called Come, Fill the Cup starring James Cagney, Raymond Massey, and Gig Young. The translation of the book-to-movie is a rather involved story–with some great photographs–and Moira Finnie has done a terrific job telling this rather tortuous tale.

A few days after she posted it, she tracked me down with a few questions, which I answered, including some family photographs of my own, and soon a second blog appeared. I thought both of them might be of interest to some of you classic movie buffs!

That Autumn EdinburghSo enjoy…while I’ll get back to work on this novel (see new cover on left!)…which would make a terrific movie, in my unbiased opinion…


4 Responses to “Father-Daughter Fiction”
  1. Diane Commendaatore says:

    Hey, Cij, I have been meaning to tell you that I have a copy of your Dad’s Come Fill the Cup to give you if you would like it. My brother Rick gave it to me recently and said to give it to you. Of course, it smells mildew like so many old books. It is dated 1952 with the name of the original owner, in Fort Ord. Rick bought it in 1981. My gosh, where has the time gone???
    I recently checked out your “Rightsizing” from the library to loan to a friend who is looking into “downsizing.” I re-read pages 201-2 about the Commendatore move and it brought back some laffs and some crys.
    I still can’t believe you are already doing another book! I read your FB all the time and it seems like you are so busy and with so many fun things! You go Girl!

  2. Connie Fischer says:

    Oh my goodness! I love your books, Ciji, and I cannot wait to read this one and post a review on our blog, bookworm2bookworm.

    Congratulations on making your deadline!

  3. ciji says:

    Well, I’ve had a wonderful time writing That Autumn in Edinburgh and hope you enjoy it when it’s published…aiming for late November, or December of this year–2013. Thanks!

  4. ciji says:

    I’d love to have that copy of Come, Fill the Cup…they are very rare, mold and all! Thanks, Diane!

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