Monday, October 4, 2010

Author Profile, Peter Alachi

In honor of 10/10/10, I am profiling 10 of my friends who would like to publicize their latest book, business, skill, or something that makes them unique.
Today, meet author Peter Alachi.

Peter Alachi teaches Biology at Salem State University and is the host of ‘Showcase Salem with Peter Alachi,’ a local community-interest program, airing on Salem Access Television. He is the author of two additional Salem-related ‘Bewitched’ books: ‘A Pictorial Tale of the Bewitched Statue of Salem, Massachusetts—in 3D,’ and ‘Salem’s Summer of Sam: On the Trail of Bewitched in Salem, 1970.

He was in the witch’s room at the Hawthorne Motor Hotel. Standing in front of him were the guard and the bald man. His heart was racing. Then the blonde witch appeared, smiling as she reached her hand out to him and said, “Oh, hello!” There he was, less than a foot away, looking down at this giant of TV-comedy—Elizabeth Montgomery of ‘Bewitched!‘

Gary Richard was hired as Dick Sargent’s stand-in and was adopted by the ‘Bewitched’ family, joining in their day-to-day routines—working, eating and hanging out with them. His fame as the Gloucester Fisherman statue quickly spread throughout Cape Ann where he became a cause-célèbre as fans desperately sought out his autograph. This book tells his story with the ‘Bewitched’ cast during that magical week of June 20, 1970.

You can find Mr. Alachi on Facebook.

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