Sammyby Chuck Kelly
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Sammy, freed as a slave at the end of the Civil War, wants more than anything to become a cowboy. When forced to flee his home after an unfortunate incident results in the death of his old master, Sammy heads west to Texas to realize his dream. He soon finds that freedom isn't all it is made out to be and lands himself in a whole parcel of trouble. Eventually, he is taken in and befriended by Drew Morgan, a Texan cattle rancher. Drew gives Sammy a job and Sammy finds himself joining Drew and his employees on his first cattle drive. After an unfortunate incident with a snake, Sammy learns how to use his gun, and with practice, becomes a fast draw. There are several incidents along the trail where Sammy is forced to use his newfound gun skills, and although Sammy never looks for trouble, each incident serves to build Sammy a reputation as a gunfighter.
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Meet the Author
Chuck Kelly was born in Dallas, Texas, raised in Anadarko, Oklahoma, traveled some, and moved to California where he became involved in several areas of the entertainment and writing professions. As a performer, Chuck played trombone with Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, and various jazz groups. He quit playing to become a group singer and sang with The Jones Boys, The Modernaires, and other vocal groups. After he left the Modernaires Chuck became a studio singer where he did many recordings, television shows, and motion picture sound tracks. Chuck was on the Red Skelton Show for 5 years, Danny Kaye Show for 2 years; and he did several TV specials. He also sang on commercials. The motion picture voice tracks Chuck sang on include “Sweet Charity,” “Hello Dolly,” and “The Great Race”.
Chuck had always wanted to write and after 18 years of performing, he became a writer. He wrote articles that appeared in the National Enquirer, International Musician, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc. Chuck's writing credits include over 500 published articles. He has interviewed several personalities, including Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Kay Starr, Joe Williams, and others.
Chuck was the technical writer for, “The Alchemy of Intelligence,” published by Metamorphous Press; technical editor for “Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens,” for UCLA Medical Research Center, (Wiley-Liss); and he worked as a technical writer and editor for several aerospace corporations including Hughes Aircraft Company, Northrop Corporation, Boeing, etc. He wrote the novelization from the screenplay “Supercock,” about cock fighting in the Philippines that starred Nancy Quan; and has had two screenplays optioned.
His education includes a Master's Degree in Communication and Organizational Theory from International College. Chuck is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Memberships and honors include ASCAP, AFTRA, SAG; and Society of Singers Board of Directors, 1986-93. Chuck is listed in “5,000 Personalities of the World;” “Who’s Who in Entertainment;” “Who’s Who in America;” “Who’s Who in the World;” and “International Who’s Who in Music,” Volume Two, Popular Music, Third Edition
Chuck currently lives in Long Beach, California.
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