I kicked off this month by doing an hour long phone interview for Magic Rush. You can download it on iTunes or listen to it here. The interview discloses how I got my name, advice for young magicians, about my bout with cancer, some funny stories and much more.
I was blessed with 23 gigs this month. Most were private parties or corporate functions. One gig took me to Cowboy Stadium where I performed my magic before Lee Greenwood took the stage. I rubbed elbows with Jerry Jones, Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach and several other millionaires.
This year was loads of fun and I accomplished many things:
In February, family from England came and stayed with us and we toured Memphis, TN and much of Dallas and Fort Worth.
In March I did a lecture tour across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
In April, two of my card effects were released in the book Card Magic USA.
In May, my first book Pockets Full of Miracles, was re-released through Dover books with the new title Close-Up Magic Secrets.
In May I released a deck called the Diamond Deck which sold out fast!
In June, I attended the International Brotherhood of Magicians convention in Dallas and hung out with friends and made some new ones.
In July, when it was over 100 degrees in Texas each day, my wife and I vacationed in the cool breezes of Victoria, Canada and I performed and lectured at the PCAM convention in Vancouver, Canada.
In September, I did my first mainstream author signing at Barnes & Noble in Frisco, TX.
Since September, I’ve been helping a good friend with his new business soon to launch called Toys2u.com.
In October, I did a lecture tour across the US where I performed in 17 cities, in 13 states, and all in 20 days.
In November, I headlined the Unconventional Convention in Corbin, KY making Kentucky my 32nd state to perform in.
Throughout the year many of my effects appeared in numerous magic publications around the world and were featured on the show Scam School.
Plus I spent a lot of quality time with my loved ones throughout the year and especially during the holidays. Sadly to say I lost a good friend on December 30th. His name was Woody. He loved magic and for some reason took a liking to me about 20 years ago. I’ll always have fond memories of him. See the picture on the right of Woody and his two kids Jennifer and Jesse, who I also count among my friends.