Flights of Fancy – Stories, Conversations and Life Travels with a Bemused Columnist and His Whimsical Wife
Award-winning columnist Randy Fitzgerald and his wife, Barbara, get the humor soaring in a new book, FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Stories, Conversations and Life Travels with a Bemused Columnist and His Whimsical Wife. It is a collection of columns and anecdotes shared by Randy - columnist for The Richmond News Leader, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Boomer magazine - and Barbara - freelance writer and advertising/marketing expert. The couple long has been a favorite both in print and on the local lecture tour.
Randy writes of the ordinary and the outrageous events in the life of one man's family, including an encounter with eight members of the British Royal family (yes, including the queen) on a London street and another with Willie Nelson in a Nashville parking lot. But did Randy also take his bride on a honeymoon to the Putt-Putt capital of the world? Did he flood his family's home to the tune of $13,000 in damages? And did Barb back the car over his Martin guitar? Did she get the couple's love story featured in Good Housekeeping magazine?
Yes to all that and much, much more. Barb, his wife of 31, 46 or 56 years (it all depends on how you count) confirms and explains it all with her amused and amusing commentaries. Dozens of photographs and Douglas Payne illustrations enhance the stories. Flights of Fancy is perfect for your handbag or beach bag, anyone's holiday stocking, your favorite end table or even the bathroom. Count on it being picked up - and the laughs to ensue.
About Randy and Barbara Fitzgerald (Richmond, Virginia Author)
Randy Fitzgerald, co-author of Flights of Fancy: Stories, Conversations, and Life Travels with a Bemused Columnist and His Whimsical Wife, since 1979 has written columns for Richmond, VA newspapers and magazines, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Boomer Magazine. In 2010 he was named best magazine columnist in Virginia by the Virginia Press Association. He also is a former college professor and PR director.
Randy's wife Barbara, the book's co-author and a frequent subject of Randy's columns, is a long-time advertising copywriter who now heads up her own advertising and public relations shop, WordsWorth. Her clients have included Kimberly Clark, Seiko and Family Circle. Like Randy, she is an award-winning magazine writer and former college professor.
Flights of Fancy was published in October 2017 by Beach Glass Books.