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The people behind the books ...
Bill E. Burk
Lee Cotten
Pål Granlund
Betty Harper
Ernst Jorgensen
Pamela Clarke Keogh
Daniel Klein
Paul Lichter
Erik Lorentzen
Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield
Julie Mundy
Alanna Nash
David Neale
Jerry Osborne
Donna Presley-Early
Ger Rijff
Sean Shaver
Mary Ann Thornton
Joe Tunzi

Betty Harper
Betty Harper

Betty Harper is author of three books on Elvis. All are collections of her artwork. Newly Discovered Drawings of Elvis, Published by Bantam Books. The Magic of Elvis Through the art of Betty Harper and Suddenly and Gently, Visions of Elvis Published by St. Martin's Press. Betty also did the front cover art of five of Bill Burk's books Early Elvis: The Sun Years, Early Elvis: The Tupelo Years, Elvis Through My Eyes, Early Elvis: The Humes Years and Soldier Boy Elvis and the cover of Todd Rheingold's book Dispelling The Myths.

Visit Betty's website for more info about Betty and her books.

On YouTube you can get an impression of The Magic of Elvis (link date 5 January 2009).

Photo source: Betty Harper's website

Pamela Clarke Keogh
Pamela Clarke Keogh

Pamela Keogh has just published her third book Elvis Presley: The Man, The Life, The Legend, an 85,000 word biography of Elvis Presley, written with the rare assistance of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) and his estate. Published as a lead hardcover by Simon & Schuster in July 2004, it has been featured in GQ, People, In Style, Vanity Fair's "Hot Type", the cover of Vogue magazine, the Sunday New York Times "Styles" section, and the Larry King Show, as well as countless radio and television interviews across the country.
Prior to this, her second book was Jackie Style (HarperCollins, May 2001), about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Written with the consent of Caroline Kennedy, and featuring an Introduction by Valentino, the book features interviews with Onassis' friends, family and fans, including Hubert de Givenchy, Yusha Auchincloss, Oleg Cassini, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Joan Kennedy, Manolo Blahnik, as well as featuring over 100 rare photographs and never before published, handwritten letters of Jacqueline Onassis.
Timed to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum's exhibit of Mrs. Kennedy's White House clothing, Pamela discussed Jacqueline Onassis' continuing appeal on the Today Show, Larry King Live and many other television shows. Jackie Style was featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, among them In Style, The New York Times, Town & Country, People magazine, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. Jackie Style also made the New York Times' bestseller list.
Her first book was the internationally best selling style book about Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Style (HarperCollins, May 1999). Ms. Keogh, again, did extensive research for the book, interviewing many of Hepburn's friends and family, including Hubert de Givenchy, Gregory Peck, Ralph Lauren, Nancy Reagan, Audrey Wilder, Vera Wang, Carrie Donovan and others, as well as gathering many rarely seen photos.
Audrey Style was featured in dozens of national publications such as The New York Times, People (starred review), Entertainment Weekly (Book of the Week), Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, In Style magazine and Vanity Fair, as well as hundreds of newspaper articles across the country. Audrey Style was on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores. The book was also featured (along with Hepburn inspired fashions) in all three windows on the 57th Street side of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
Ms. Keogh again made extensive television, radio and speaking engagement appearances on behalf of the book, discussing Audrey Hepburn, women today and her opinion of the current fashion scene, on programs such as Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer (MSNBC), Entertainment Tonight, Dateline NBC, Extra, the Don Imus Show, and local radio and television news programs in New York, Los Angeles, Richmond, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
Prior to becoming an author, Ms. Keogh was a journalist and has been published widely in Town & Country, British Vogue, Self Magazine, and the New York Times "Styles" section. She began her career working as the first receptionist for Spy magazine.
Ms. Keogh is a graduate of Vassar College, where she studied English and History. She also attended Wellesley College during her junior year, where she read french in translation and did very badly in macroeconomics.

Source: Pamela Clarke Keogh


Photo source: www.pamelaclarkekeogh.com

Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield
Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield

Authors of Sergeant Presley, Elvis in Deutschland and the English translation Elvis The Soldier.


Photo source: Sergeant Presley

Julie Mundy
Julie Mundy

Julie Mundy is a music journalist and the author of The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Commemorative Album. She wrote the introduction in the German book Elvis Presley: Bilder Seines Lebens. In 1995 she was commissioned to re-launch The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Magazine, and Elvis Monthly to be ready for the 20th anniversary of Elvis' death. Julie Mundy lives in London and is currently working on two book projects, one of which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Las Vegas. The other one is Elvis Fashion: From Memphis to Vegas which was released at the end of 2003.

Source: Julie's website

Alanna Nash
Alanna Nash

Author of The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley and Revelations of the Memphis Mafia.

Alanna Nash website

Photo source: inside backcover The Colonel

David Neale
David Neale

Author of Roots of Elvis.

David Neale was born in 1948 in Wales, where he discovered the magic of Elvis Presley some ten years later. He was educated in England and moved Belgium in 1971, where he still lives with his wife, Elise. He runs his own website of information for Elvis Presley fans and writes reviews of books about Elvis. His interests include music in general, Rock'n'Roll, languages (he's still trying to learn his own, Welsh, which was denied him as a child) and reading. He would love to live in Spain. "Roots Of Elvis" is David's first book and was prepared at the request of visitors to his "Elvis Presley: The Originals" site.


Photo source: David Neale, especially made for "A Life in Books" by David's wife Elise.

Donna Presley-Early
Donna Presley-Early

Author of Elvis: Precious Memories and The Presley Family and Friends Cookbook.

Donna Presley Early is the daughter of Elvis Presley's aunt "Nash". Nash, the younger sister of Elvis's father Vernon, cared for the young Elvis when he was growing up and was his friend and advisor until his death. In 1967 Donna and her family moved to the Circle G Ranch that Elvis had purchased. They remained there until Elvis sold the ranch in 1970. At which time Donna moved to Graceland with her family after her father, Earl Pritchett accepted an offer of employment from Elvis. She spent her teenage years on the estate with her dear cousin and their grandmother Minnie Presley.
As a labor of love for her deceased mother, Donna authored a book "Elvis - Precious Memories." Donna fulfilled her mother's dream to publish a book that told the story about Elvis...about the MAN that the family knew and loved!
On January 3, 1979 Donna began working at Graceland when Elvis' father, her Uncle Vernon offered her a job answering fan mail. In 1985 she accepted a modeling position with Carvel Modeling in Memphis.
She and her husband, Buddy, a retired law enforcement officer and private investigator, lived in Arkansas where they raised their two sons, Stacy and Jamie. In 2001 she and Buddy returned to Memphis where they now reside.
Donna has appeared at many events in the United States, Canada and Europe. She continues to receive recognition through continual invitations to appear on television as well as speaking engagements throughout North America and Europe.


Photo source: Donna's website

Mary Ann Thornton
Mary Ann Thornton

Mary Ann is the author of Even Elvis and two other Christian books, articles, poems, book reviews. A re-release of Even Elvis is planned for 2007. A sequel is in the outline stages. She has given countless interviews and spoken across the U.S. and in other countries regarding praying and discussing with Elvis, his soul, his faith, calling and salvation.

Even Elvis encompasses the last four years of Elvis' life and relates how through praying and open discussions with Mary Ann. Elvis related to her he "knew God would send her because of 10 years of dreams". Read how God reached him in touching and truthful ways as Even Elvis places before you an insightful and emotional Elvis tearfully reaching out to Jesus as he returns to his Christian faith at the end.

Mary Ann has completed ministerial accreditation courses through the Assemblies of God denomination and Rhema Bible School as well as Christian Writer's Guild Training. She has been active in a pulpit ministry as well, and is founder of Living Stream International [1979]. Her website is: www.evenelvis.com featuries, articles, online newsletters. Her experience also includes working in the entertainment industry at several venues in marketing, concert promotion and management.



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