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9/06 to 2/07

02/15/2009 16:38

Tuesday 20 of February, 2007

The author and ghostwriter of The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh continues her book promotion tour at various local events as well as internationally via the internet. She writes about the famous Fifi Leigh's autobiography of her career path and Fifi's spiritual adventurous through the unknown. As she writes Fifi's spiritual story, she lets Fifi narrate her journal of events that lead to her final destination.

Tuesday 20 of February, 2007
(here is an excerpt from the novel, The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh)

After Dinner Entertainment

After you and Braden had left to go back to the condo, the immediate family went out to a five-star restaurant for a quiet and intimate dinner while discussing future family plans. It was very serious and taxing. Two hours of intense discussions and occasional arguments while trying to enjoy our five-course meal had finally passed, and dessert was being passed around and shared by the whole group. We took our doggie bags, and we drove to mom and dad’s house in order to relax and hang out in front of the television set.
As we reached the driveway of mom and dad’s house, we noticed a caravan of parked cars—an assortment of aged and weather-beaten Nova, Chrysler, pickup truck, camper and Ford—camped out in the driveway. We all shouted, “OH SHIT,” in unison as we saw the lowlife relatives anxiously and eagerly waiting to go inside the house for their Easter dinner. We got out, from our cars, greeted them with fake smiles, opened the front door, let the herd in, and reheated the doggie bag leftovers, as well as whatever we could find in the refrigerator and cupboard. Mom and dad were out of beverages, and no one wanted to go out and buy some more. As you might have guessed, there was a lot of alcohol consumption. However, the kids were given ice tea, ice coffee or water, even though I noticed some of them were gulping down alcoholic drinks from their parents’ glasses and beer cans.
Anyway, as the relatives dozed off on our leftover dinner and over-consumption of alcohol, Maloney, Pharris and I, due to boredom, decided to give various relatives code names that only the immediate family members will know about.
Where shall I begin? Do you remember our cousin Rodney Lee? This forty-year-old white trash man, with Asian features, has a love for karate, a strong love for himself, and a hatred for the Asian race because of his embarrassment that he resembles the people that he despises. Well, his code name is Kung Fu Lee Teriyaki because we couldn’t decide which Asian race he resembles more, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Japanese. There is short and stocky Mike Lee, whose code name is The Hobbit, even though he resembles a troll or Gollum. And rumors are going around that Mike Lee is getting a divorce because his Aryan German wife, Jan, wants to marry her psychiatrist. She told him that the only reason why she married him was for his “Lee” last name. He is using drugs, hanging out at the local liquor store, and being constantly mistaken for a drunken hobo because of his hideous appearance. Due to loneliness, Rodney and Mike traveled to Africa in order to search for wives. They returned with two child brides that are half their age and married them in Las Vegas by an Elvis Presley impersonator. Since Mike’s son, Dan Lee, looks exactly like his father, Dan’s code name is Frodo.
The code name for cousins Nancy Smith-Taylor, Laurie Lee and Betty Johnson-Tyler is the Lelou Belle Trio because of their obsession with the Supermodel Lelou Belle. They endure extreme measures to try to resemble Lelou’s look by getting the exact same hairstyle, over-bleaching their hair to the same shade of platinum blonde color, wearing heavy makeup and bronzing powder to cover up their haggard faces, and constantly posing in front of the mirror in order to try to achieve that Lelou Belle look with their grotesque facial features. Laurie has actually bought green contact lens to complete her Lelou Belle semblance. Betty has become a Botox addict, swearing that this drug has given her a youthful and better complexion. Nancy copies Lelou’s personality and mannerisms, as well as constantly kissing herself in the mirror, and telling herself how beautiful and perfect she looks. All three of them periodically get a Brazilian Wax Treatment in order to clean up their hairy primate appearance. In reality, they resemble hookers on drugs. If we want to talk about them individually, we will refer to them as Lelou1, Lelou2 and Lelou3, respectively. Nancy Smith, a reformed prostitute, found religion and married an older man, whom she met in church, named Salem Taylor. She is now pregnant with their second child, Lelou Belle Taylor. They already have a little boy named Glenn Taylor. Her younger sister, Nicole Smith, The Starving Artist, is trying to clean up her life while working as a cocktail waitress at a nightclub. She has three tattoos, at least ten pierced body parts, and wild and neon-colored spiked hair. I noticed strange markings, located on the insides of her arms, from either needle marks or skin mutilation. Scary! Their mother, Mary Smith, whose code name is The Bag Lady because of her scavenger ways, incoherent speech, and gypsy-like attire, is a retired babysitter. Their father, Alan Smith, whose code name is The Bible Man because of his strict following of the Bible, is a retired janitor and a former porn star. In his twenties, he backpacked throughout Europe and worked odd jobs in order to pay for his Bachelors and Masters degrees in art history and drama at two European universities. He eventually came to America to become a film star. He didn’t have any connections, and American colleges refused to hire him as a Drama or Art Professor because his degrees were from foreign universities. After his first job as a porn actor, as well as doing some low budget acting jobs, he suffered with alcoholism and depression because he was told that he doesn’t have what it takes to make it as a professional actor. When he hit his lowest point in his depression and alcoholism, occasionally physically and mentally abusing his family, he decided to get help. He found religion, became a born-again Christian, and vowed to lead a clean, sober and strict life, following every word of the Bible and working an ordinary job as a janitor.
Cousin Susan Lee-Robinson is Wacko Psycho because of her mental illness as well as her alcohol and drug addiction that she inherited from her Aryan German mother, Maggie Lee, The Albino Whale. Homely, abused and a reject of society, Maggie has always wanted to be a model. She holds an eternal grudge on society because of her unfulfilled dream. She has been working two, and sometimes three, blue collared jobs since she was in high school in order to achieve the luxurious model’s lifestyle that she has always dreamt of, and always bragging to other people about her false achievements so as to make herself appear better than she actually does. All three of her homely daughters have inherited this passion for supermodels because Maggie constantly tells them that modeling is the ultimate career and there isn’t any other substitute career or lifestyle. I noticed that Susan’s daughter, little Jackie, is abnormally small for her age, compared to the body types of her big boned, fat-assed and tall mother, aunts and grandmothers. Susan’s son, Pete-Rose Robinson, wants to be a professional baseball player like his father, even though he dislikes baseball. Susan’s Swedish/Norwegian husband, Jack, has wandering eyes, sometimes for Susan’s younger sister, Cindy. Cousin Cindy’s code name is Witch Bitch because of her spinster-like facial features and her arrogant personality, even though she is a prostitute. Cindy recently breaks up with her long-term lover, quits her manager job in a retail department store, and she is now a part-time stripper and full-time escort. Tim and Maggie Lee, the proud parents of Susan, Laurie and Cindy, are happily married, even though they live a hard life, struggling to pay their bills, as well as having bad credit problems as they strive to achieve celebrity status, or, at least, attempt to resemble a celebrity. Tim’s code name is The Porky Ham because of his obsession with performing, whether as a bongo drummer, porn actor, street comedian, cross-dresser, or making appearances on reality shows and reality talk shows. Laurie, the recovering anorexic, and one of the Lelou Belle Trio, regularly consults her psychic for guidance, claiming that her psychic is her god. She is the middle daughter of Tim and Maggie, and the only one of their three mentally ill daughters who passionately continues to pursue her mother’s dream of being a supermodel. Even though she job-hops, she is currently a Delivery Driver and a part-time Call Girl, as she is still waiting to be discovered. Laurie has been performing in pageants since she was three years old in the hopes of being discovered by a model agent. She recently has stopped performing in pageants but, instead, she has started auditioning for reality shows.
Cousin Shawn Lee’s code name is The Preacher because he has become overly religious, claiming that everyone is going to Hell except for him and his family. He is the older brother of Rodney Lee and just as pathetic. He inherited his demented views from his father, but he is carrying it too far. His wife, Barbara, and their kids, Joey and Mary Sue, look like they came from Amish country, covering themselves, from head to toe, in plain-looking and loose clothing, in order to clean and purify themselves from evil, in which Shawn and Barbara claim that this evil comes from that damned Fiona. Furthermore, Barbara’s code name is The American Gothic Wife, and their kids’ code name is The Prisoners of War. These lowlife relatives sure have their issues! Maloney, Pharris and I joke about them burning a cross in Tina’s driveway in order to harass you and drive you crazy.
Cousin Brian Johnson’s code name is The White Boy because of his obsession with the white race, his strong affiliation with the KKK, and his love for himself. Rumors are going around that he is mentally ill because he was rejected from modeling agencies after wasting $3000 of his money on his modeling portfolio. Brian claims that his rejection from modeling agencies is due to his short stature, but we know otherwise. His older brother, Steve “Daddy-O” Johnson, has issues about putting his life on hold and dropping out of high school in order to support the family with two or three jobs because their womanizing father left the family for a bleached-blonde bimbo. Such parental abandonment may have caused the three siblings’ homosexual tendencies. Steve now has his own business, and he continues to support his neurotic mother, Anne Johnson, as well as his psychotic twin brother and sister, Brian and Betty. Steve’s wife, Debby, a German Jew, works with him as his business partner. They have two sons, Jeremiah and Ezra, who plan to work in the family business. All three of the Johnson siblings claim to be bisexual, even though they chose to marry the opposite sex in order to conform to society’s norms.
I hope that you enjoyed my newsletter of the latest family reunion news. We missed you at the dinner and the craziness afterwards. Keep in touch! Love you, always!
Darcine

Posted on Tuesday 20 of February, 2007, 01:58:15

February 19, 2007, Monday, 4:23pm
Tuesday 20 of February, 2007
Here is a sneak preview to my 2nd project, a graphic novel, which is a prequel to The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh

Frenzy Surrounds Fiona Leigh For Alleged Mob Association

Beach City, CA--A private investigator called Thursday to explain the reason for Fiona Leigh's disappearance in the wake of her college graduation because of photos showing Fiona in a cozy pose with various mob associates. Neil Rooney, former Beach City cop and Beach City resident, was hired by the government to spy on the Lee crime family. Rooney said that an article in the Beach City Weekly and accompanying photos show Fiona smiling while the arms of different men--Mike, Tim, Rodney and Shawn--are draped over her shoulder in these photos. Fiona is wearing her black cap and gown as well as black pumps in these pictures. The article also contains photos of Fiona posing with Malcolm and his wife as well as corrupt mob attorney Steve Johnson, his wife Debby and his mother Anne. Both Steve Johnson and Malcolm Lee, according to Beach City Weekly, are Fiona's relatives and part of the Lee crime family. Also, at the graduation party was Tina Louise McMurphy. Tina, a Supermodel and Fiona's best friend, could not be reached for immediate comment. Rooney said that he saw these pictures Wednesday for the first time, after actually taking these snapshots himself with his minicamera while spying the pool party at the park, filled with kids, adjacent to the pool. "Steve Johnson is a known mafia associate," Rooney said. "He owns a LA law firm and he has a criminal background." These snapshots were taken at the Beachfront Condominium swimming pool association during the party. The pool area was filled with blue and yellow balloons, presents and a cake. "It was obviously a social gathering and they looked to be pretty close here," says Rooney. As he points to another photo, Rooney said that Fiona is, "in the middle of the group, receiving gifts from the Lee and Johnson family members.
Malcolm and Mike Lee like to host a clientele that is known to gamblers and loan sharks. "These places are hangouts for known mobsters," Rooney said. Rooney said that he does not know of any criminal background for Fiona Leigh. "I know she does not have one," Rooney reiterates. "What I saw today was just a party and Fiona was hanging out with relatives and celebrating her college graduation," Rooney said of his snapshots. Organized crime agents, according to the Beach City Weekly, say that the Lee and Johnson families posed with Fiona for snapshots that Fiona's brother, Pharris, was taking at the pool party sometime in the middle of June.
Fiona, according to the investigation, is related to the Lee crime family because her father, Angus Leigh, is the brother of Malcolm, Tim and Mike Lee. When Angus emigrated to America from Scotland, he refused to change the spelling of his last name because he didn't want to join his brothers' shady business ventures. Angus had his own dreams and career, and he preferred to go on his own.
Since the day Fiona took home the wrong present that was intended for a client, the Lee family have been after her, searching for her whereabouts. She has been the target for ongoing harrassment from the Lees because they are afraid she knows too much. A local newspaper reported this November that Fiona accepted a graduation gift at the pool, not knowing that it was filled with drugs and a note. This gift was from Mike and his wife Jan, but Jan had accidentally given Fiona the wrong package. The package was wrapped with the same graduation paper to disguise it. Jan had grabbed the wrong present in a hurry. A week later, the client had called Mike, arguing about the makeup case, filled with makeup, and a little teddy bear, that was sent to him. This client was very pissed about this unexpected gift because he was looking forward to the drugs that he had asked for. This further enraged Mike, and he went on a mission, along with his nephew Rod, to search for Fiona.
Rooney acknowledges that Fiona met with him, 2 or 3 times, to fix the package with a bug before returning it to Mike Lee. But, 2 weeks ago, according to the Beach City Weekly, Fiona's friend said that Fiona was "clueless" about Mike's occupation and mob ties. Rooney, according to the Beach City Weekly, flashed his police badge during the first meeting with Fiona to persuade her to help him capture Mike Lee and his mob associates. She was reluctant and scared, and she didn't want to be part of it. She kept repeating, "Why is this happening to me?" She eventually decided to cooperate and become a government spy, assisting a private investigator with his mission.
Fiona resigned from the mission, after seeing the first building blow up, and she hides out, during the next 6 months, with instructions from Rooney about where to go next and to keep moving. But, nevertheless, she agreed to wear a bug at her parents' New Year's Eve Party, where all of the relatives will be there, and helping Rooney capture the Lee crime family. Rooney drew criticism for appointing Fiona as a government spy, during that summer, over the objections of the federal government. According to reports, Rooney appointed Fiona, her best friend, and some of his friends and relatives to help him with his mission. Rooney had given Fiona a large envelope, filled with bus, ship, train, and airplane tickets, maps, a large amount of cash, instructions, and names of people to contact when she arrives at her destinations. She carries her laptop and cell phone with her, at all times, to communicate with Rooney by emails and cell phone.
Earlier this week, a newspaper reported that a handgun had turned up at a mansion in Beach City, at a former movie production executive's home. The man with the handgun had crashed his sports car into a Bel-Air home, during an August wedding ceremony for Betty Johnson, Steve's sister. Four months later, the Platinum County Police Department confiscated that same gun during a raid at the Cecil Beach home of Fiona's parents, at their annual New Year's Eve Party. Rodney Lee is facing grand theft, embezzlement, and driving under the influence charges related to the accident. Rooney is currently trying to determine how Rodney Lee knows the movie production executive. A police department spokesman told the Olde Anglo Times that the gun is registered to Tom Harkin, a Beach City businessman and a former Las Vegas cop. Tom Harkin was issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon by the Platinum County Police Department in August for protection. Rooney is still trying to sort out Tom Harkin's connection with Rodney Lee.
Debby Johnson, Steve Johnson's wife and his law firm partner, said the gun was a key piece of evidence. Prosecutors have charged Tom Harkin with a weapons violation because, as a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess a firearm. Rooney said that the article and photos are "really more a reflection of the corrupt government program" that he is working with, and Fiona Leigh had helped make it clear for him.
The Lee crime family and their mob associates have been around, but Rooney and government officials have never realized the extent to their deeply infiltrated shady activities in the Platinum County area. Fiona Leigh, within the last 6 months, returned to Beach City and continues to live with her best friend Tina. She is now ready to start her job search for an Art Director position.
"If any of the Leigh family members are found to be associated with any criminals of the Lee crime family, internal affairs investigation would be launched and the guilty people will be disciplined and convicted,"Rooney said.

Buy a copy of The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh before the graphic novel will be published.

Posted on Tuesday 21 of November, 2006, 08:22:30

November 18, 2006, Saturday, 7:40 pm PCT
Sunday 19 of November, 2006
Check out the preview of my novel under http://www.lulu.com/content/337004

4-page excerpt taken from the last chapter of the novel that summarizes her stressful and tiring journey that she takes throug

Posted on Sunday 19 of November, 2006, 03:46:47

November 13, 2006, Monday
Monday 13 of November, 2006

"I am handed a pewter basket, filled with two strawberries, a cluster of purple grapes, bran muffin, a cookie and a croissant, as well as a bottle of orange juice and a cup of raspberry-flavored herbal tea with honey, lemon wedge and a cinnamon stick. After I sign-in at the front desk, I sit with the other models in the waiting room, eating my catered continental breakfast and chatting. The black model, sitting next to me, asks me if I want her strawberry. She looks familiar and we start to chat together about her boyfriend's hard times."

(this is an excerpt from my novel that I just published--The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh; get your copy today and join her adventures!

Posted on Monday 13 of November, 2006, 08:50:55

November 2, 2006, Thursday, 2:15 a.m.
Thursday 02 of November, 2006
A MAGAZINE PROFILE OF FIFI LEIGH TO PROMOTE THE SAND DOLLAR

I am relaxing to my hot cup of coffee at Myspace Cafe while doing a crossword puzzle and waiting for my profile interview in order to promote my book. A female reporter, wearing a business suit and a fedora hat, walks towards me and introduces herself to me. We shake hands and she sits in front of me before she starts the interview process as she pulls out a yellow pad of paper and a pen from her briefcase.

Reporter: I appreciate you taking the time to do this interview with me for my magazine. It is great to meet you here, at the Myspace Cafe.

Fifi Leigh: (I feel nervous and I start to sweat, wanting to leave, but I keep repeating to myself that I am hear to promote my book The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh)

Reporter: According to your bio, you have done a quite of work prior to this book. Have you done anything that you are proud of?

Fifi Leigh: I have a BA, MBA, and various volunteer work and charity work--so many that is it hard to pick which one I am most proud of.

Reporter: What do you do in your spare time? When you are not working?

Fifi Leigh: Animal caretaker, as well as working out in the gym and sleeping all day. Sleep... that is something I lack when I am working.

Reporter: How do you stay in great shape? Any specific diet?

Fifi Leigh: I work out in the gym, at least 3 times a week, doing yoga, pilates, treadmill walking and some cycling. I am also a vegetarian. Plus, my work stresses me out and keeps me moving around, twisting my body in every shape and tiring me out. So, I would have to say that my work is my real diet. It keeps me busy.

Reporter: What is your next project?

Fifi Leigh: A graphic novel, a prequel to The Sand Dollar.

Reporter: What would your friends say about you that your readers would want to know about you?

Fifi Leigh: Well, I wrote everything about myself in my autobiography because so many fans wanted to know so much about me. I would have to say that they should buy my book and get the full scoop themselves on my life, and what it is really like to be Fifi Leigh.

Reporter: From your four close friends that you write about, who is your best friend?

Fifi Leigh: I don't know. I am very close to all of them. They came into my life for a certain reason and at a certain time in my life, and we bonded into an eternal friendship that lasts forever, almost like my relationship with my sister, who is like my twin sister--we are only one year apart and we act like twins. I guess I am blessed to have such wonderful bonds with these 5 people.

Reporter: How does it feel to have such a huge fan club?

Fifi Leigh: I am shocked and surprised, but flattered that so many people are so interested in me. It is cool but scary that so many strangers really care about someone that they dont know. But I feel happy and blessed.

Reporter: How is your romantic life? Let's talk about your men.

Fifi Leigh: Well, if you had bought and read my book, you would already know. So, I am assuming that you haven't at this moment. I write all about my relationships and my men in my book. Just buy my book and you will get the full scoop.

Reporter: I guess that is all i need right now. I think that my magazine will be running this profile about you in next month's issue. Oh, and what is you favorite book?

Fifi Leigh: Well, I have always loved reading adventures. So, reading other adventures had inspired me to write my adventures of my life, career, and the crazy things that have happened to me. I hope everyone enjoys reading my adventures as much as I did living them.

Reporter: Thank you again, Fifi Leigh, for doing this interview for my magazine. You seem like a very sweet and beautiful woman. Good Luck on your book promotion tour.

Posted on Thursday 02 of November, 2006, 10:18:02

October 23, 2006, Monday, 1:32 AM
Monday 23 of October, 2006
Interview with the author of the The Sand Dollar by media

Press: Hi, I would like to welcome Fifi Leigh, the author of the book, The Sand Dollar.

Press: What is your story about?

Fifi Leigh: Well, my story is about me and my adventures.

Press: What makes your adventures special?

Fifi Leigh: It is a spiritual story about struggling, overcoming your obstacles and making your dreams come true. I have special help from a ghost, Spiritual guidance, 3 friends and surrealistic dreams. There are also weird psychics and crazy psychos in the novel that make my journey miserable.

Press: Why did you write this book?

Fifi Leigh: To help people to find a productive way to achieve their goals and dreams, and move towards their destination.

Press: What did you hope to accomplish?

Fifi Leigh: Uncovering psychological and sociological issues in current American society, and the need to get a reality check and solve these problems.

Press: Who inspired you?

Fifi Leigh: The Holy Spirit

Press: What do you think readers will gain from this book?

Fifi Leigh: Entertainment of my life, my journal, my exciting modeling career, and the crazy people that I encountered.

Press: What is your personal background?

Fifi Leigh: BA, MBA, living everyday in society, and being open to interact with different people and in different places.

Press: How does this book fit into the nest of your life?

Fifi Leigh: My goal as a writer is to educate and entertain others of current societal and psychological issues.

Press: Thank You Fifi Leigh for taking the time to interview with the Press. Good Luck on your internet book promotion tour.

http://www.lulu.com/fifileigh

Posted on Monday 23 of October, 2006, 09:36:17

October 8. 2006, Sunday
Monday 09 of October, 2006
Promotional Marketing postcard designed on Adobe Illustrator.

Check it out and buy a copy of the novel,
The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh

Posted on Monday 09 of October, 2006, 06:41:58

September 27, 2006, Wednesday

Friday 29 of September, 2006

I finally published my novel on lulu after proofing it for six times. It is time to make the big plunge into publishing and marketing. So, buy my novel and enjoy the journey!
=== It is filled with adventure and intrique:===
arrowsurrealistic dreams filled with darkness and confusion
arrowweirdo psychics
arrowa ghost that keeps popping in and out of her life
arrowfashion modeling adventures
arrowtraveling
arrowsociological and psychological issues in current society
arrowreality check
arrowSpiritual inspiration
arrowstruggle to overcome obstacles
arrowself-discovery
Posted on Friday 29 of September, 2006, 22:26:29

 

 

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