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Monday, May 13, 2019

A bit About Me with Wayne Clark!

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Good morning.
Another start to a new week and I hope it’s a beautiful Monday morning where you are as it’s as beautiful as it is with me. Apparently it’s going to be warm and sunny for the next few days. So get out and enjoy, but don’t forget the sun cream. See, you even get weather reports on here.
Anyway, when I wrote my first column last Monday, I did say that you will you get to know me and what I do a little more from time to time, and I feel that this morning is the right place, right time. If that’s okay with you. So, I thought I would begin with a podcast I took part in last week, with a certain chap called Wayne Clark. Wayne is an author and also has his own very successful weekly podcast called, “Talk About It Friday” where he interviews very interesting people from all walks of life.
Wayne kindly invited me on his show to talk about my books, social media marketing, the children’s book I’m writing and the movie of my first book, Wrong Place Wrong Time.
I’m not going to say anymore, apart from the fact, that I hate the sound of my own dulcet tones. But please, do not let that put you off.
So, are you sitting comfortably? Good. Click this link and lets begin.
See you soon.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Take A Bow, Elliott Ross!

Take A Bow, Elliott Ross
As mentioned yesterday in my debut column, which I hope some of you read and enjoyed, or saying that, even read at all, I was invited to attend a play at the Trafalgar Studios in London. The male lead, Elliott Ross, who kindly invited me, is a young British actor who I believe to a rising star and one to look out for in the future. This was Elliott’s first appearance as Charlie Luther Mason, and actually he blew me away with his performance in a very powerful production.
Admissions, a new American play written by Joshus Harmon, (author of Bad Jews) also stars Alex Kingston, Sarah Hadland, Margot Leicester, Andrew Wooddall and Ben Edelman who also plays Charlie when Elliott has a night off!
To give you a little insight into this very thought provoking story, Sherri Rosen-Mason (Alex Kingston) is Head of Admissions at a private school, challenged to diversify the student intake and she wants the world to know about it. When her son Charlie (Elliott Ross) is deferred from his university of choice, Yale, and his best friend is accepted, Sherri’s personal ambition collides with her very own progressive values. Admissions is 90 minutes long, but the exchange of family views, which were frequently heated, about race, religion, background and money will keep you thinking well into the night. The subject of the play is full of emotion and volatile in some areas that apparently has shocked some audiences into silence, including me. But saying that, there were numerous moments when the entire audience burst into laughter in unison.
The play first opened in March 2018 in New York. It won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. The production company then transferred the play to London, opening night was on the 12 March and it is running until 25 May, before heading out on a UK tour. 
I must close this review and draw the final curtain with a note about Elliott, who I must say was outstanding in his arm waving, foot stomping rants and thoroughly authentic in his performance throughout. I anticipate great things ahead for this young man, you heard it here first!

Be Gentle. It's My First.


As you begin to read this, you may just be wondering how on earth, a North London boy, (aged 54) has ended up with his own exciting (I hope you will think so) column in the Valley Times. Well after a few conversations with Brett Salway, (you just may have heard of him, who hasn’t?) it was mutually decided that I should write a regular column. I promise I will try and make it as entertaining as Brett, which I know will be tough, with book and author recommendations and sports news. On that note I must give my commiserations to all involved with Cardiff City but at least you have two meaty derby games with Swansea next season. I will also focus on movies, music and anything in the world of celebrities. Sounds good? Yes? Great!
Felly, yn fy ngwaith ysgrifenedig gorau posibl, gadewch i mi gyflwyno fy hun. Fy enw i yw David P Perlmutter ac rwy’n awdur.
I’m afraid that’s my limit of writing Welsh, with a little bit of help from Google, and thanks to a few people on Twitter who corrected the Google translation which apparently isn’t the best. I promise I will organically learn a little bit of your wonderful language on a regular basis. Honest. Talking of Twitter, if you wish to see what I get up to on a daily basis, then you can follow me  at and I may just follow you back. Currently I’m standing at 49,900 followers and I’d love to hit 50,000 before I hit 55 in July.
Anyway, as I’ve said, I’m an author and over the next few days, weeks, even months, if you still want me and if you find my column interesting, (do please let me know if you don’t, definitely let me know if you do), I will tell you in more details about me, my books and the movie that’s being made from one of them. I know, a movie. Very exciting, but for now let me tell you what this week has in store for me.
Today, Tuesday, (I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend) I’m going to see a play called Admissions at Trafalgar Studios in London. I’ve been invited by actor Elliot Ross who is playing the lead male role in the play which has received rave reviews and also stars Alex Kingston (of Dr Who, ER, Discovery of Witches, The Widow etc., etc., fame) and Sarah Hadland, who was Miranda’s double act in, yes Miranda, but you knew that didn’t you. I will also be writing a review of the play for you to read, later this week.
On Wednesday in London, I have a production meeting with the executive producers of the film, Golden Mile Productions and co-producers, No Reservations Entertainment, along with director Christopher Butler, to discuss the latest in the book to movie development of Wrong Place Wrong Time. That’s me above, holding a copy of the paperback. But again, you knew that. This was my first book, a true story about a time when I went to live in Marbella in search of a fresh start and fell into an unimaginable nightmare.
If you continue this journey with me, which I hope you will, you will read more about this and my other books. But if you can’t wait (and why would you) for my next article, you can nip over to my website and check out my other books:
So, on Thursday evening, get this, I’m out in London with award-winning Hollywood actor Rich Graff. I know, a REAL Hollywood actor and little old me. I promise I’m not going to Madame Tussauds, he’s real. I’ll take a photo to prove it. Rich is probably best known for playing Lucky Luciano in Making of The Mob and as Heather Graham’s boyfriend, in the movie, My Dead Boyfriend. I will let you know how it went, and I’m sure as I’ve said, I’ll get a photo or twenty.
Finally. Friday. I have a meeting with St Georges Shopping Centre and Tool Box Marketing to go through the latest draft of the children’s book I am currently writing, which is about primary school children’s memories of living in Harrow, which is in Greater London. In January I visited three schools in Harrow in one week and hosted seven workshops involving 190 children. I came away at the end of them, not only with 190 stories of their memories, but on a huge high. These children were an inspiration and I can’t wait to see their stories in print. The book is due to be published in July. I will keep you updated.
So, that’s my week and yes, it’s a busy one. What are you guys up to? Let me know.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little, and as the days and weeks go by, I’m sure you will get to know more about me as I hope I’ll get to know you.
If you have any questions, why not get in touch, email me at I’d love to hear from you
Right, I’d better get ready for the theatre. Have to wash my hair. Thanks for reading and bye for now.