Posts By: Carrie Thatcher

Keys To The Past – A Chapter from My Upcoming Book

 

Hunkered down his fingers feverishly striking the keys John typed. Memories rushed through his mind, his fingers racing to keep time. John Dennis Fitzgerald had a promise to keep. And the ghost of the that promise was at the door collecting.

From the tender age of thirteen he had dreamed of becoming a published author. He didn't count the three... Read More

Long Lost Relatives

Strange and miraculous things occur in this little realm of Fitzgerald that we have. I have experienced these little miracles and surprises for the past decade. Every time they happen I get so excited to touch one more living connection to the stories I love. The most recent delight arrived in my email box. It read, My great Aunt Edna was married to Bill (Fitzgerald) until her death in 1949. Her first husband was Fred Woods, Jr.... Read More

Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. Fitzgerald

In life, John said little about his real life family. I believe those memories were too sacred to him, however he used the essence of them to craft the characters we love. Among his favorite is his Mamma, Tena. To John she was the most beautiful woman in the world. In The Great Brain he wrote: Mamma's blond hair was piled high in braids on her head. The sunshine coming through the kitchen window and striking Mamma's... Read More

The Great Brain Movie Rights

Hi - I said every once in a while I might add something. ┬áToday I received a fun email I thought you might enjoy.   Hi Carrie, I hope you can help us. We're working with a producer who is interested in the film rights to the Great Brain series. They're a very large producer but have had trouble tracking down who controls these rights or even who is a good contact person for the estate.... Read More