Carew Papritz—A Very Brief Biography
Born in Yosemite National Park.
Son of a ranger. Lives in tent first year.
First TV appearance as “guest star” on Romper Room.
Small-town newspaper boy in Western Washington.
Attends school in England.
Wins national writing award in 6th grade on the “Earl of Sandwich.”
Writes first fiction book at 16. Agent loves manuscript. Doesn’t get published.
Attends ski school in Norway for junior Olympic cross-country skiers.
“Skied from Norway to war in Lebanon”
Writes on war as freelance journalist.
Works as backcountry ski patrol and mountain guide in Washington.
Attends community college.
Publishes first book at 21. Editorial Cartoon Anthology by the Nation’s Editorial Cartoonists. 100 Watts: The James Watt Memorial Cartoon Collection. Sells 34,000 copies—nationwide. Reviews in all major newspapers.
River raft guide in Grand Teton National Park.
Hitch-hikes to Nova Scotia.
Publishes second book at 23. Second editorial cartoon anthology, “Reagancomics.”
Sells 52,000 copies—nationwide. Reviews in all major newspapers. TV/Radio Interviews.
Magically makes his way into Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Sells over 2500 copies in three days.
Drives tour buses in Alaska.
Accepted to UCLA Film School.
Graduates UCLA Film School.
Works in Hollywood on very “B” movies and music videos. Meets Madonna.
Photographs “LA Riots” as freelance journalist. Gets whacked on head.
Hollywood bartender. Mixes drinks for Bob Dylan and Roseanne Barr’s wedding.
Gets union card and works on very good “A” movies.
Escapes Hollywood (long story).
Works as cowboy on small, remote cattle ranch in Southern Arizona.
Begins writing The Legacy Letters on back of pickup.
Begins writing The Legacy Songs—the music to the book.
Five years later, wrangles woman of his dreams, marries her at the ranch on a hilltop with
bagpiper, and rides off into sunset on horseback (literally).
Edits The Legacy Letters.
Finishes The Legacy Letters.
The Legacy Letters becomes bestseller.
Carew smiles and dreams of next adventure . . .
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