Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Did You Know Tuesday: The Partridge Family - Fun Facts

The Partridge Family just turned 45 years old, which really does not seem possible.  I was obsessed with this show as a little girl, and was pretty sure that I would grow up to marry David Cassidy.  This did not happen, although he was my first concert.  In honor of this retro tv anniversary, here are a few fun facts about the show:

The show originally aired on Friday nights (ABC), as part of a tv line-up that included:  The Brady Bunch, Nanny and the Professor, The Partridge Family, and That Girl.

The Partridge Family aired four seasons (1970 - 1974) and launched the career of teen idol David Cassidy, as well as lots of child and teen oriented marketing:  record albums, coloring books, paper dolls, paperback books, and lunch boxes.  (I had a Partridge Family lunchbox as a little girl!)

Shirley Jones, who was married to Jack Cassidy, was the real-life stepmother of David Cassidy.

The show was loosely based upon the lives of The Cowsills.

Shirley's mother was played by Rosemary DeCamp.  Her father was originally played by Ray Bolger, and later played by Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester from The Addams Family).

The youngest son, Chris, was originally played by Jeremy Gelbwaks but replaced after one season by Brian Forster.

The show was set in San Pueblo, California - a fictional town.

Shirley Jones and David Cassidy are the only cast members who sang on the Partridge Family record albums.

The Partridge Family bus was inspired by the geometric paintings of Piet Mondrian.

If the Partridge house looks familiar, it's because you've seen it before as the home of Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched.

So ... did you watch The Partridge Family?  What do you remember about this show?   And did you prefer The Partridge Family or The Brady Bunch?   I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below!

Cover Reveal and Giveaweay - Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley

Welcome to the cover reveal for Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley! This is book three in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and releases March 29th, 2016.

About the Book:
Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she's headed for rough waters…

Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover the King of the Hook event for Portland's Northwest Extreme magazine. Before the competition gets under way, Meg has a chance to try some windsurfing on her own. But when the current sweeps her downriver, she spots a body snagged on the rocks. The dead man is Justin Cruise, aka Cruise Control, a celebrity windsurfer and not exactly a nice guy. It's soon clear his death was no accident, and Cruise had no shortage of enemies. As Meg dives right in to discover who wiped out the windsurfer, she'll need to keep her balance--or she too may get blown away.

Praise For Scene Of The Climb

"A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie." --Library Journal

"A fun, terrific adventure." --Suspense Magazine

Includes Adventure Guides!
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Don't miss out on the first two books, Scene of the Climb and Slayed on the Slopes!

About the Author:

Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing. The first

book in the series, Scene of the Climb, features the rugged landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.

Her work has appeared in a variety of regional and international publications including: The Columbian, The Vancouver Voice, Seattle Backpacker, Portland Family Magazine, and Climbing Magazine.

Kate lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.


Signed copies of Scene of the Climb and Slayed on the Slopes, Windsurfing Barbie kit,  Pink inflatable pool float, Clif bars, Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit lip balm, Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate bar with raspberry
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