Thursday, 1 January 2015


Well Happy New Year! I hope 2014 was as good to you as it was to me. I am still a million bucks shy of being a millionaire but last year I was blessed enough to interview some fantastic people about John. I never thought he could go further up in my estimations but hearing stories I had never heard before just reaffirmed everything I knew about him and then some.

The kindness of strangers has overwhelmed me this year. There have been so many people who have gone out of their way to help and encourage me, they are paramount to this project and a testament of how much everyone who came into contact with John loved him.

Hopefully 2015 holds the book release for me (aiming for October) so I better get my head down. I have over 100,000 words in interviews alone. I have been asked a few times who have I interviewed for the book so I thought I would give you a list so far (there are more interviews in the pipeline too). These people were friends, colleagues, cast and crew, some had chance encounters with Mr Candy and every single one add colour and life to the book. I thank them all for their love and time;

Jonathan O'Mara
Ken  Tipton
Scott Edgecombe
Marty Weil
Lisa Soland
Valri Bromfield
Dave Thomas
Sheldon Patinkin (RIP)
Colleen Callaghan
Martyn Burke
Lorne Frohman
Catherine McCartney
Bruce Appleby
Trish Tervitt
Jim Henshaw
Monica Parker
Jane Tattersall
Allan O'Marra
Bruce McNall
Lonette McKee
Alexandra Bastedo (RIP)
Malik Yoba
Rawle D Lewis
Karen Austin
Jay Underwood
Gary Le Drew
Donna Meyer
Carl Reiner
Eddie Koroso
Tommy Swerdlow
Kevin Pollack
Mel Brooks
Peter Kaminsky
Charles Northcote
Leon Robinson
Rick Lazzarini
Conrad Dunn
Mariel Hemmingway
Mark Jennings
Louisa Jean Kelly
Greg Agalsoff
Tony Rosato
Martin Ferrero
Steve Railsback
Jon Turteltaub
Jill Jacobson
Larry Hankin
Brian Cooper
Ken Levine
Howard Deutch
Walter Olkewicz
Marie Ferraro Ribaldo 
Patty Ferraro
Joe Kroger
Nina Keogh
Leo Crotty
John Stocker
Juul Haalmeyer
So I wish you all a very Happy New Year and a blessed 2015! Keep your fingers crossed we see the book later this year.

Thanks for all your support
Much love

Tracey x