Friday, June 25, 2021

 My book was just published in Bulgaria. Here is the not that the publisher sent me.

Dear Deirdre

We are thrilled to send you the Bulgarian edition of Uncle Al Capone: the most thrilling and chilling story in our publisher's catalogue. The moment we saw the book summary we were sure it had to be translated into Bulgarian. The masterfully written story just confirmed our view. The tale of your uncle is very similar to what was going on in our small East-European country during the years of transition from a socialist to a democratic society at the end of the 20th century. To this day myths and legends of persons implicated in the 90's have been haunting our society, amplifying what happened then to such an extent that the average citizen could not possibly judge reliably what is true and what is media-spurred sensation.

That is why we are convinced everyone must learn what a man Al Capone was outside the gangster image. Please accept our congratulations on being brave to share your memories of your loving uncle despite all difficulties.

We, on the other hand, will start cooking his favorite dishes!

Best wishes


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

 People have asked me to post some pictures of me when I was younger. Here are two pictures. The first is a baby picture of me with a cross around my neck that was Al Capone's baby cross. This picture he had in his home. The second picture is the one that was taken after I told our children their heritage. They are related to Alphonse Gabriel Capone. I was 35.