Interview with Bill Russo

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
After decades as a newspaper editor, reporter, newscaster, and disc jockey, I had some stories piled up that I wanted to tell. That led to the first of nine books that I have on Kindle. I have just added my first Smashwords title and I expect to add more soon. My most popular work is based on my real life experience of seeing and talking with a hairy swamp creature one dark night. I blogged about it and that led to me being featured in the award winning film, The Bridgewater Triangle Documentary. Discovery channel interviewed me in a featured segment of Monsters and Mysteries in America, Season two, Episode one. Eventually I wrote a brief account of the eerie sighting as part of the book, The Creature From the Bridgewater Triangle.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I just completed Diet By The Numbers. It's on Smashwords and Kindle and was inspired by my 25 pound weight loss in 8 weeks. After the release of the award winning documentary "The Bridgewater Triangle" in which I am featured, I began gaining weight rapidly - topping out at 201 with a height of only 5' 7". My story of admitting I had a problem and solving was the basis for the book. Prior to that book, I released Ghosts of Cape Cod which is a paperback, an E-book and an audio book on Audible, Itunes and Amazon. The book has been well received and I have done a number of signings and appearances on Cape Cod in connection with it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t really write as much as observe, and then tell about what I saw, or imagined. In my book, “Crossing the Musical Color Line”, I share details of great musicians, some famous and some not, that I was lucky enough to know or have met during a long broadcasting career. The subjects include one of the first men to break the color barrier in 1940s jazz; ‘The Human Juke Box’; ‘The King of the Malls’; and the story of a gangly man who showed up at my studio one morning in the Northernmost town of the 48 states, with a trunk full of 45 rpm records that he had self financed. I was the first DJ to play his song and it went on to become one of the top selling ‘trucking’ tunes of all times. The singer just kept peddling those 45s out of his trunk ’till he got all the way to Nashville.
For my ‘Creature’ book, I merely told what I saw. Since I still am not really comfortable speaking about the scariest moment of my life, I started to detail stories of imagined creatures. I found that I was much more at ease with imaginary bad things, than real ones!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
‘Black Like Me’, by John Howard Griffin was one of the most powerful books that I read as a young man and it gave me a perspective that has helped me navigate successfully through nearly all 48 adjacent states as well as a few countries.

If I could literally take over and inhabit the body and mind of a great author it would be either Stuart Woods or Lee Child. I like Lee Child’s books slightly more than Stuart’s; but between the two, it seems that Mr. Woods had the more adventurous and exciting life.
What are you working on now?
I have published a few test chapters of a new work - 'Along the star-way of infinity is an endless array of astral bodies. In the near future some will be settled for humankind's salvation and some for its pleasure......Thus begins the narrative of a far off planet that is about to be developed into the New Hawaii Theme Park because of its uncanny resemblance to the Hawaiian Islands of Earth. Construction is stopped by the discovery of some unusual trees on a plot of one square mile. The trees look like ladders, with two upright thick shafts connected by thin horizontal branches that closely resemble the rungs of an extension ladder. When construction workers tried to climb up them, the trees collapsed quicker than a 25 foot Stanley Power Lock Tape being retracted at light speed, crushing the workers to death in the process. The battle between the developers and the seemingly sentient trees escalates into a conflict that threatens to shake the foundations of all eight inhabited planets as well as several more in development.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Luckily for me my appearances on television and on film do most of the promoting for me. On Destination America I am seen frequently in "America's Bermuda Triangle" and on Monsters and Mysteries in America. I also have a feature interview segment in the Bridgewater Triangle Documentary which was screened in a number of venues beginning in 2013. The movie garnered five film festival awards and is available in DVD and Bluray from the Bridgewater Triangle Documentary website. My book, The Ghosts of Cape Cod was reviewed favorably in the area press and that generated some publicity as well as invitations to do readings and book signings.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read. Then read some more.
What is the best advice you have ever had?
Read.
What are you reading now?.
Max Brand's books – he was an absolute genius from the early 1900s who wrote Westerns at a blistering pace
What’s next for you as a writer?
When I was younger I wondered how ideas came to writers. Now I have more ideas than time available. So, just as in walking, I will simply put one foot (book) forward and then the next.
Published 2016-06-14.
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Books by This Author

The Wacks Museum - Exhibits of Strange People,Things, and Places in the U.S.
Price: Free! Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Wacks Museum is a collection of offbeat places, people, and things. Many are real, some are embellished, but all will be fascinating to those who wander through the figurative rooms of an ancient building. - a warehouse really, that stores some of the world's most fascinating,, but lesser known exhibits from the natural world as well as from the worlds of horror and the supernatural.
Two Pairs of Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Starting out with just two short stories, my book was to be, "A Pair of Shorts", but when the collection grew, I had to change the name. The third story in this preview edition, (with FIVE STAR REVIEWS) has been termed "One of the most unusual stories on Smashwords and that's saying something.". It's a sharp contrast to the humor of Story 1, a fictional tale from my very real dorm in Boston.
The Third Wish is Death
Price: Free! Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Young Nate Crosby is on the verge of revolutionizing the salt making industry in the mid 1800s.The only thing standing in his way is his doting father, who has been given the proverbial "three wishes".
Hauntin' Taunton - The State Asylum
Price: Free! Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
Taunton State Hospital: an eerie New England campus of forty ornate 19th century buildings that have housed some of America’s most bizarre and dangerous criminals – murderous monsters who avoided the hangman’s rope only because they were judged to be lunatics. Sometimes punishment comes from a different source, as Poison Ivy (the Hug and Drug Killer) and "Cannabelle" are about to find out.
The Killer Catfish of Cape Cod
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is not a Halloween story though you might find monsters in it, depending on what your definition of a monster is. Rather, it is the tale of two young men in search of an eerie pond they read about in a book - a strange lake said to be filled with man-eating catfish. Against the counsel of a wily old Cape Codder who claims there's no truth to the story, they venture into the wild area.
The Very First Halloween Jack-O-Lantern
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
The wonderful custom of pumpkin carving owes its popularity to mean spirited, 'Nasty Jack' who loved nothing better than tripping old ladies, pranking the police, and disrupting the lives of almost everyone within five miles of his rundown shack in Dublin in the 1800s. Jack was the meanest man in Ireland but so skilled in his pursuit of mayhem, he even outwitted the Devil Himself!
The House With No Electricity
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Set in the years of great prosperity right after World War Two, here's the story of a boy who grew up dirt poor, in the only house in town without electricity. How he coped with multiple problems and embraced his austere upbringing is an inspiration to all.
The Ghosts of Cape Cod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In 1620, a tiny band of Europeans landed at Provincetown. They drafted the Mayflower Compact, the seed of government for the United States. Though the harbor was serene and well suited for boats and the ocean waters were bursting with seafood - the Europeans soon departed for Plymouth! Was it the 'Natives' that drove them off, or The Ghosts of Cape Cod?
Life is Only a Game Baseball is Serious
Price: Free! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
(4.00 from 1 review)
People who love baseball do strange things. The best basketball player on the planet gave up millions of dollars and left the NBA to play for a thousand a month with a low level minor league baseball team. The world's first millionaire author would trade every dollar if he could have played just one season of professional hardball. Here are some baseball tales, all true but the last one.
The Lost Cities: Pile of Bones and Hot Springs
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Actually it was the names of Pile-of-Bones and Hot Springs that were lost, not the communities themselves. They were among a number of places in North America with names that were not considered proper. In the case of Pile-of-Bones, a group of citizens threatened to leave town if the name was not changed. In Hot Springs, the townspeople decided on a new name because of a radio broadcast.
Justice, Texas Style: Sam Bean
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Nonfiction » History » American
Justice, Texas Style in the wild days of the late 1800s and early 1900s was swift, violent and capricious. In many lawless places, the only law was that which was laid down by the most feared law-breaker. Criminals often wandered back and forth between 'lawing' and 'theiving'. Lawmen did the same. Based on real life people, this is the story of luckless Sam Bean, son of flamboyant Judge Roy Bean
Getting Rid of Swilling's Mills
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Swilling’s Mills was one of hundreds of tiny communities sprouting up in the scorched soil of the American West in the late 1800s. Most of those rowdy, untamed towns died off quickly. “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat, the name of this village should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on the back of a mule,” said Grover Jeffries, the owner of the mercantile store.
Christmas Classics Refreshed
Price: Free! Words: 39,770. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Classics
Fifteen obscure heartwarming Christmas tales, most of them more than a century old, are brought to life in this delightful, family friendly collection. Unearthed from ancient magazines, books, and newspapers the stories have been updated and annotated for today’s readers by Bill Russo.
The Revenge of the E-I-E-I-Ohs
Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Set near the deceptively serene 150 year old Pleasant Lake General Store on Cape Cod and the bike trail that runs by it, this story is a tale of two young immigrant boys, growing up the best they can in an area that has little use for them. Eighty years later, one of the boys tells his great grandsons his true story – a tale of the E-I-E-I-Ohs and their great struggles.
Touring the Valley of Death
Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks
3.4 million acres - a massive swath of the hottest, lowest, driest, and most barren landscape on Earth. It's a place so desolate and forlorn that the first people to venture into it, called it 'The Valley of Death'. And yet it has an unmatched, mystical beauty that tempts even the meek to set aside their fear and walk upon the sun baked trails leading to ever more danger and intrigue.
The Life and Death of Blinstrubs
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
The life and times of one of America's most successful nightclubs - Blinstrub's Village. Follow the story of the venue and its glittering stars from the beginning right through to the tragic and needless end. Bill Russo draws the tale from his memories as a student in Boston's Kenmore Square in the 1960s as well as from a personal relationship to one of the key players in the club's orchestra.
A Dream About the Nightmare: War
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
A little boy's brief recollection of the time when the whole world had a nightmare.
The Sky Fell on Alabama
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
A graphic photo of an injured woman compelled me to research the picture and discover the back-story of the most unique person in the entire history of he world. Read on to get 'the rest of the story'.
Mavis and 289
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A 16 year old boy tries to push the motor of an antique car up to 100 miles per hour on 15 miles of straight highway. The car shudders and threatens to disintegrate yet seems to be alive and desperate to save its own life and that of the boy. An old man, well past 70, has a tale that he must tell before it's too late. The stories converge on Old Cape Cod - a quiet place outlined by sand and sea.
The 85 Year Old Dot to Dot Detecrive
Price: Free! Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Retired Police Chief Rick Bates is always eager to dive into a case - usually a case of wine. He didn't start drinking until he was 75; but now he's making up for lost time. But it's not all play and no work for Rick, Even in his 80s, he is a one man stone wall against the waves of crime that wash up on the Cape Cod beaches.
I Ain't Black and You Ain't White
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"I ain't black and you ain't white", that's what he said to me. I wasn't about to argue with the man since at 6 foot 2, and 320 pounds, he was twice my weight and a foot taller than I. He said he'd prove it and I was a little uneasy about what might happen next!
The Last Wild West Town - Whiz Bang City
Price: Free! Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Western
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texas style ‘Tall Tale’ from Oklahoma, loaded with full historical action and half truths – Whiz Bang City depicts the final chapter of the bloody saga of the American West. It’s also the legend of the double-edged gunslinger hired by the big oil companies in 1921, “to use any and all methods necessary to tame the last ‘Wild West Town’
Sherlock Holmes on Cape Cod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Sherlock Holmes comes out of retirement in 1912 and travels to America to once again confront his arch rival Moriarty, who is poised to take over the United States, one piece at a time. As fishing with baited lines begins to give way to the age of steam powered trawlers dragging of the ocean bottom with massive nets, the Professor has plans of cornering the global fish market.
Cape Cod's Figure in Black
Price: Free! Words: 43,830. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The train to Provincetown carries a strange, bearded figure attired totally in black. A near fatal brain injury has robbed him of his memory. He's bound for Provincetown where he hopes to find out what happened to him - but along the way he's compelled to leave the train to help out total strangers. He wonders if he'll ever get to the end of the line and solve his personal mystery.
The Creature From the Bridgewater Triangle: and other Odd Tales from New England.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,610. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » History
Bill Russo's riveting story, as seen on National Television on 'Monsters and Mysteries in America', and on 'America's Bermuda Triangle'; as well as in the award winning documentary film, 'The Bridgewater Triangle'. He lived for 20 years in Massachusetts and had no idea of the strange beings said to exist in a nearby swamp - until he met one!
Weird Tales of Ebay Sales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
Ebay is the market of millions with a billion items. A very tiny fraction are outlandish, weird and fascinating. They are the most bizarre items of the world's biggest bazaar. They are the stuff of this book.
Baseball's Strongest Man, Cannonball Crane
Price: Free! Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
As America developed a huge appetite for its emerging passion in the late 19th century, one man stood above all other baseball players - Cannonball Crane. He was the biggest, strongest, and the heaviest star the game had. Few players have soared so high - or fallen so low as Big Ed Crane. This is his story.
The Nine Best Short Stories of the 1900s
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,570. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
An eclectic collection of seminal works by some of the world's greatest writers. Included are two stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the first draft of the Great Gatsby; Two by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including one yarn he wrote for royalty; Three by Lovecraft, including the very first Cthulhu Mythos story, and two influential pieces by Catherine Mansfield.
Jimmy Catfish: The Beginning and The End
Price: Free! Words: 47,290. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Life is good for the Captain of the last commercial sailing ship plying the Atlantic Ocean in the 1950s - until a disastrous voyage cripples him and forces him into retirement on Cape Cod. A beautiful new wife and a profitable cranberry growing operation seem to assure an ideal future. But with the birth of his son - Jimmy Catfish, the amphibious boy - his existence becomes a nightmare.
How to Tell Fortunes With Regular Playing Cards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
The Cards Indicate, but Never Dictate! With that said, after reading this short guide to 'Cartomancy' you'll be able to do amazing readings for your friends or maybe even as a paying avocation. The meanings of all the suits and all the numbers are explained in this quick guide that will have you up and predicting in 30 minutes.
TB-to-BT Too Bizarre to Be True
Price: Free! Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
An interactive, arcane collection of aphorisms, pithy tales, and odd facts - mostly about the third planet from the sun and its strange inhabitants
Life Begins at Ten
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
A few brief thoughts on second chances and an examination of whether one young man can turn an epiphany to reality and change his life 180 degrees.
In a Land Where You Cannot Flip a Coin
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(3.00 from 1 review)
My 100 Word Challenge Stories I dared myself to write three short stories of 100 words each and one of them had to be true! I came in just slightly above 300 words for the trio. I hope you enjoy them.
The Top Tractor in the Pull
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ballplayers Bubber and Beaudine fight for Amaleen and the title of Top Tractor in the Dillon Valley Pull
The Invasion of Ragged Mountain
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
Along the starway of infinity there are millions of planets just like Earth. We need not be concerned with them. There are however many billions more that are not like Earth – these represent the biggest threat to humankind.
How to be the Next King of All Media
Price: Free! Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
A look into Boston's Iconic broadcasting school, Grahm Jr. College where Andy Kaufman studied T.ranscendental Meditation - though no such course was offered; and author Bill Russo studied "The Dozens", though no such course was offered.
In Search of a Few Stories and a Final Chapter
Price: Free! Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
From the man with the longest fingers in boxing to a collection of the adventures of both bad and good girls, here’s a group of new stories by Bill Russo - the author of The Creature From the Bridgewater Triangle and the Ghosts of Cape Cod.
The Meat Cutter's Guide
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian & Vegan
The Meat-Cutter's Guide to going Vegan examines the prejudices of society towards vegetarians. The book has advice for parents whose teenage child suddenly announces, "I am a Vegan" There's also a starter kit for those who would like to dip their feet in the water and see what it's like to 'go green'
I Grew Up in Dodge City in 1875
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Contrary to popular belief the ‘Wild West’ was not nearly as violent as it was depicted in the newspapers of the late 1800s and still is, in today’s modern stories and films. But it did have its bloody moments, as you’ll see in this tale that mixes reality with fiction. The setting is Front Street in Dodge City - home to the Long Branch Saloon where the beer was cold and the women were hot.
Ten Dollars On The Nose
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In the 1970s gambling in Massachusetts was taken out of the hands of hard working citizens called ‘bookies’ and put into the greedy, sticky mitts of the politicians - in the form of a State Lottery. I always felt that an honest crook like my local numbers guy was more on the 'up and up' than the people running the 'legal' numbers racket. This is a short story of Cape Cod's favorite bookie.
From Kabul Hitches to Salem Witches
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(4.00 from 1 review)
The medics apply bandages to their exterior wounds, But their battle scars go to the bone and then push right through to the heart. Science has not yet found a way to stitch up the invisible gashes that threaten to split their brains and spear their hearts. Who are they? They are the young people of battle who came home without their faces and bodies scarred, but with their souls in shreds.
The Last Downtown Supermarket
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.00 from 1 review)
The very young and the very old occupy special seats in the theater of life. Their perches are right next to the doors - the entrance for one and the exit for the other. It's a bond that they share. Sometimes, a person vacillates between the two chairs. On very rare occasions, such as in this tale, an individual can occupy both seats at the same time.
Swamp Tales
Price: Free! Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
From Bill Russo, the author of The Creature From the Bridgewater Triangle, comes new tales from the 200 square mile area that is sometimes called 'America's Bermuda Triangle'. This time the stories are fiction - and yet these yarns come from a place where 'real' and 'unreal' collide and exist in an uneasy truce in the same space.
The Observer
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
There is a dark chamber in the mind of every person where their deepest secrets are hidden away from friends, neighbors, and even themselves. For some individuals the door to this secluded room is slammed shut and locked tight by the conscious mind – never to be revisited..
The Ladder Trees of New Hawaii
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Along the star-way of infinity is an endless array of astral bodies. In the near future some will be settled for humankind's salvation and some for its pleasure. (Recent Review - : "Man versus nature and man versus himself. The play on the indifference of nature and the indifference of human nature, juxtaposed with anthropomorphism to illuminate defense and survival is brilliant."
Nonna's Italo-American Recipes
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian
(3.00 from 1 review)
He was a 14 year old fishmonger's delivery boy and she was a drudge in a nunnery. He first saw her on her knees scrubbing the marble floor of the church - to which she had been sold by her Father. With a love stronger than all obstacles they crossed the ocean to the United States in 1910. Now, more than 100 years later, their grandson has written a moving tribute to the lovers in the form of reme
Diet By The Letters
Price: Free! Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Diet By The Letters is the fun and easy way to weight control - and it really, really works. The author Bill Russo tells how his weight ballooned to 201 pounds of a 5'7" frame after film and TV appearances in connection with his book, The Creature from the Bridgewater Triangle. He dropped 25 pounds in eight weeks with the system he discovered. It's as easy as A.B.C. - Diet by the Letters.