Your book "BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery" Helped me get into the Jr Magician Program at the Magic Castle back in 1981. It was also the first "magic" related item I got when I moved from FL to CA. I picked it up at Hollywood Magic on my 12th birthday back in 1980. At the time I had been doing the BB's for about 5 years going back to Paul Diamonds shop in FL. I can honestly say that if I had not used some of the moves from your book I probably would not have passed my audition. Diana Zimmerman even told me that my BB routine is what got me in, because everything else I did went to s*** on me...LOL. It's also the last time I think I ever performed the BB's on stage. After meeting Vernon I made the switch to close-up magic that was it...No more birds, balls, silks, canes & candles for me.
So I guess, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for putting that book together. I still think it's a good book especially coming from a 19 year old at the time. Do me a favor and don't reprint this book. I have 2 copies when the price goes up some more I'll sell one and then have some pizza and beers sent to your office...HUH...HUH...LOL.
Take care and I'll see ya at Magic Con,