“Blueberry Muffins Are Up A Buck A Pair” is dedicated to my best friend and co-author, Richard Hodgert (Starmel Spring) who passed Feb 26, 2013. It all started on Halloween night in 1973 at my record shop in the University District in Seattle from this humorous quip of Richard’s. We were so inspired and galvanized by his remark that we started the book that very night and spent many long evenings into the wee hours over the next four years completing it. We were only 20 years old when we began. The original manuscript sat in storage for decades until Richard’s passing.
With the new e-book technology available in 2014, I decided to finish editing the manuscript and publish the book in his honor. Richard was like a brother to me and we shared so many great experiences over our forty plus years of close friendship. Writing in close quarters in our early twenties was very special and I’ll always be grateful for our creative partnership. We had already spent the previous five years, since we were fifteen, writing songs together, so this was not a big stretch for us.
I would like to thank Richard’s wife Amy, my wife Bonnie, our daughter Kelsey plus all our friends and family who have shown love and support for this project. And last but not least, Mrs. McKillop who dutifully typed up the original manuscript. Richard, here’s to you. Writing this book has really been a blast and now we can finally share it with the public - as you first envisioned. And I agree with you - Blueberry Muffins would make one heck of a movie.