Because of SAMMY, my book is now an award-winning novel!
Because of Sammy and his wonderful son Aaron, my book DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD is now an award-winning memoir!
Recently, DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD was nominated in multiple categories for a 2013 CIPA EVVY Award. Merely to be nominated is a tremendous honor, but during the awards ceremony on May 18, 2013, CIPA judges chose DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD from among thousands of entries to win the "Merit Book" award in the category of Autobiography/Memoirs.
I owe this tremendous honor to the fact that Sammy not only personally encouraged me to keep writing, to tell my story, but he also gave me permission to use his likeness and song lyrics in my book. He sells my book in the gift shop at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico, and he gave me his personal endorsement: "Pat Walker takes to heart the same type of messages I try to relate through my music and my life--go out and seek your dreams, don't ever give up, celebrate your life and every part of who you are. I know Pat's journey of mystical transformations with inspire you. Enjoy the journey." --Sammy Hagar
Aaron Hagar also did the beautiful cover artwork for my book.
And now it is an award-winning novel! I couldn't have accomplished all this without Sammy, Aaron and all of YOU! DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD continues to be testimony to the power of believing in yourself and in the power of your dreams. And in the kindness and unselfishness of a big rock star (Sammy) who did so much for an ordinary person (me) and helped make my lifelong dream of being a writer come true.
"That's what dreams are made of..."
Thank you, Sammy, Aaron, and all of YOU--from the bottom of my heart. I am proud to call myself a REDHEAD!
--Baja Rock Pat