A VIEW


A ROOM WITH A VIEW
I have taken a moment to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. 😃💞
—Nelson Mandela

Art: Vladimir Mukhin

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PLEASE JOIN US

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WE’RE ENTERING THE WORLD OF— YouTube. https://youtu.be/zmPlcIctKJM

Please join us as we celebrate Lloyd’s birthday with a video presentation of his book, The Lloyd Haynes Story!

Premiering, Sunday, October 17, at 10 AM PST.

I look forward to seeing you there. 

WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE

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I am so excited to announce that The Lloyd Haynes Story is entering the world of YouTube, Premiering October 17, at 10 AM PST. I look forward to seeing you there. 🥰

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BREATHLESS


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. 💕

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Lloyd HAYNES and Michael Constantine onset of room 222.

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A LIGHT 💕


There’s a light we don’t notice until in the dark. A distant sight to guide, to envelop, to nourish your weary heart. 😃💕
—Grace

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STAR TREK & BEYOND


THANK YOU FRANCISCO 😀💕
Francisco Javier Just Vernet is with Carolyn Haynes.

Lloyd Haynes was born on October 19, 1934 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Samuel Lloyd Haynes. He was an actor and writer, known for Room 222 (1969), Star Trek (1966) and Batman (1966). He died on December 31, 1986 in Coronado, California, USA.

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THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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On my blog today, I’m turning the Spotlight on the riveting work of Author Lori Cooper. Her soon-to-be debuted book, The Sound of Silence, is a shocking true crime memoir. It is a 44-year quest through cover-ups and corruption to catch her dad’s killer.

I have included her heartfelt letter below:

Dearest Carolyn,

Oh, what a joy you have brought back to my life! I’m certain you’re aware of the old adage about how things really do come full circle.

Who would have known when I was a young girl at the tender age of 6-years-old, I would have the opportunity to view for the next succeeding 6 or 7 years, one of my favorite TV series, ROOM 222, where your wonderful husband, Lloyd Haynes, played my idea of a perfect teacher in Mr. Pete Dixon?

Moreover, if we take a stroll back down ‘Memory Lane,’ we cannot deny that the late 1960s and early 1970s were some of both the best and the worst of times. We began to see that The Civil Rights Movement, however, wasn’t a document left to merely satisfy those in favor of diversity! There was more work to be done, of course, but ROOM 222 was certainly a start in television viewers becoming engaged with characters of all colors, ethnicities, and persuasions, and I was enamored by it all!

At one of the most impressionable ages of any little girl, I had the ability to now watch TWO of my all-time favorite television series in your work with Sol Saks in BEWITCHED, with the influence of culture, art, and entertainment at which both you, Carolyn, and your beloved husband, Lloyd, excelled!

Growing up in a small, midwestern suburb, little did you and Lloyd know how much of a difference each of you had been making in the medium of television on the life of this once very innocent little girl who had the need to be a sponge, soaking up everything I could learn in my favorite, cultural iconic television shows, and their backdrops, where I learned so much about the amount of work that was involved both in front of the camera and behind the camera. Thanks to what both of you taught me, I knew I wanted to be a writer, and possibly even a television series writer!

My dreams began to take me to Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles, a larger city where I might have an opportunity to attend a larger and more diverse high school someday. The larger and more diverse the school, the more I knew there would be to learn.

Conversely, who would have known that each day on my walk home from school at lunchtime, where I had a full 90 minutes, I would likewise have the experience to learn about the supernatural powers of my beloved BEWITCHED, on television outside of primetime from 12 noon to 12:30 PM each day? I couldn’t imagine all of the beautiful people among both TV series: Elizabeth Montgomery, Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Karen Valentine, Erin Murphy, and Dick Sargent.

While I never made it to anything remotely similar to the fictional Walt Whitman High School I fantasized about attending as a little girl, hoping somehow I’d make it to L.A., I did become a writer, for which I’m grateful to both Carolyn Haynes and her late, beloved, and multitalented husband, Lloyd Haynes. Throughout my nearly three-decade career, I had the privilege to write press releases, public service announcements (PSAs), letters to our Governor’s constituents. pamphlets, brochures, training materials, and more, All of my observations of the work of Carolyn and Lloyd Haynes catapulted me to work hard to hone my craft. Now, for these past 5 years, I have been writing a nonfiction memoir about my late dad, a law enforcement officer for the city of Columbus, Ohio, shot in the line of duty, and whose perpetrator eluded authorities on a nationwide basis for 44 years until my own search resulted in his apprehension.

The investigative work has been the equivalent of treading water in the deep end of a swimming pool for these past 5 years. It’s been an emotional story, wrought with pain in learning about cover-ups and corruption at all levels of our government, my late dad having been made a scapegoat for that purpose.

Eleven surgeries later that I, myself, have endured these past 2-1/2 years for a rare digestive health ‘dis ease,’ along with two bouts of COVID-19, nearly broke my spirit. My health issues definitely pushed the release date of my book back by a year, also heartbreaking.

But my goal is to have my book completed by the end of the year, hopefully, with all developmental, copy, and line edits, and rewrites completed, as well, so my late dad can finally have a voice. It would be untruthful of me if I didn’t learn, too, about why the word r-a-g-e lives inside of the word t-r-a-g-e-d-y. When we have lived our lives under the guise of secrets for nearly 50 years, the r-a-g-e can slowly find its way into the heart of the entire t-r-a-g-e-d-y. But that’s where I’ve learned that u-n-i-t-y likewise lives inside of the word c-o-m-m-u-n-i-t-y. It’s a choice. And that’s why I live my life every day in a way where I hope and pray I can instill, from my family’s tragedy, a unifying force that will help future generations understand we can accept our misfortune and devastation by helping others who have also suffered from random acts of violence. My late dad was simply trying to protect approximately 10 families from a trifecta of conmen who were not only unlawfully breaking into their homes, but who were entering them with burglary tools while these terrified residents were in the one place they always believed would provide them with the sanctity of “home:” their safety. However, that had been compromised by the trio of career criminals who used their guns to steer the lovely working-class people of this neighborhood to their most prized valuables, all the while under the threat of death by the guns these men pointed at their heads.

Nearly fifty years later, what improvements are we seeing between our police and our citizens? What has changed? I’d like to challenge you to these questions and ask you if you’d be kind enough to comment? Had my dad not been where he was, in his precise location on the eve of that cold winter’s March in 1972, three families may very well have been killed. I’m proud my father was a protector and loved being a law enforcement officer only second to his family. He was an American Hero to many. Contrary to the thought that all police officers are bad or are dirty, despite my late dad’s and my family’s story, I’m STILL very much a law enforcement advocate. How or why, you ask? Because I know that there are more officers in this country like my late dad than there ever have been in the few officers who made my late dad ‘The Goat’ that night in March of 1972, or the one in Minneapolis who became the judge, jury, and executioner on that hot May day in 2020, when a black man named George Floyd died by his hands.

Our good, noble, and honorable law enforcement officers like my late father, shot at age 29, a father, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle, a neighbor, and a police officer, just like Chicago Police Officer Ella French, also age 29, gunned down and killed as she approached a car during a traffic stop. Officer French was a mother, a daughter, a police officer, a sister, an aunt, a neighbor, and so much more, and who didn’t deserve to lose her life over pulling over a vehicle for a minor traffic infraction.

U-n-i-t-y in our c-o-m-m-u-n-i-t-y or r-a-g-e inside our t-r-a-g-e-d-y? It’s a choice, folks, and I’m going to choose u-n-i-t-y every day, just like I’ll choose happiness over sadness every day of my life, too – right? Isn’t it all about our choices?

For that, and for coming out on the other side a better, stronger, and wiser individual with an advocate’s heart, I’ll always be forever grateful!

My book, THE SOUND OF SILENCE, THE SHOCKING TRUE CRIME MEMOIR OF THE 44-YEAR QUEST THROUGH COVER-UPS AND CORRUPTION TO CATCH MY DAD’S KILLER, debuts soon. Follow all updates on my website at http://www.WriterLoriCooper.com. Please…if you don’t mind, would you be kind enough to sign-up for my newsletter so I can email you when I know my book’s actual release date? You have no idea how much I would appreciate your kindness in that gesture.

Thank you for allowing me to share my story, my triumphs. @CoopLori on Twitter

SIT WITH ME A MOMENT ❤️‍🩹

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After receiving encouraging notes from a terrific Literary Agent, I’m beginning another round of editing on Bewitched. I’m hoping for publication at the beginning of the new year. In the meantime, I just finished my first video for The Lloyd Haynes Story to launch next month.

I would love to hear about your work in progress.

IN REMEMBRANCE


“If we learn nothing else from the 9/11 tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
— Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl.

Wishing you all a blessed, peaceful weekend! xo 😃💕

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A HOLLYWOOD GEM


Michael Constantine, a longtime friend and one of Hollywood’s finest actors, died last week. There is an undefinable emptiness in our town that no other can fill. He was always there to lend a hand, share a kind word, or give a new writer help. I miss him terribly.

Michael Constantine & Lloyd Haynes on the set of Room222

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HOMELESS


THIS WEEKEND: September 4, 2021. 🥰

Bay Books Coronado will be featuring The Lloyd Haynes Story!

12% of royalties go for the homeless. We would love your participation by ordering from Bay Books.

1007 Orange Avenue

Coronado

(619) 435-0070

Order by Email: orders@baybookscoronado.com.

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Coffee Shop is open for business.

Book Description:

The Lloyd Haynes Story, a uniquely captivating time-travel memoir/biography of a young man from South Bend, Indiana, who is best known for his starring role as Pete Dixson in the 1970s TV series Room 222. This must-read opens with their romantic meeting, travel back to a snapshot of the day and town of his birth, a family-owned mortuary, his compelling journey to stardom, U. S. Senate recognition, and beach-washed days spent in enchanting Coronado. An impactful romantic story you dream of having, with candid glimpses into a private sanctuary.

Highly decorated Navy SEAL Frank Thornton includes his thoughts about his long-time friend, Lloyd Haynes.

“With all those gorgeous women around, what made his eyes seek-out yours? Or, did you seek-out his?” Alison Bogert

SUPERBLY WRITTEN-The Tribune

BOOK: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1548760420

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WINGS 🥰


“What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” —Corrie Ten Boom

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MISSING YOU

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Our beloved dear Ed Asner, actor, activist, and neighbor, died yesterday at age 91. I will miss seeing him at Trader Joe’s. He always had time to stop and say hello. Ed is best known as Lou Grant in ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Ed Asner
Mary Tyler Moore Show

“Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley” Recognized by Book Excellence Awards and Indies Today.


I am pleased to announce that my Pride and Prejudice Regency fantasy sequel, “Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley,” has been named a 2020 Finalist by …

“Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley” Recognized by Book Excellence Awards and Indies Today.

ACCUSING MR. DARCY!

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On my blog today, I am delighted to spotlight the wonderfully talented Kelly Miller. Kelly discovered her love of writing late in life and yet has completed six novels. Ms. Miller resides in Silicon Valley with her husband, daughter, and their many pets. Her latest publication is Accusing Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation.

The Regency era in 1812 England is the time frame and setting of this gloriously presented story. It’s truly an adventure in reading.

Could Fitzwilliam Darcy harbour a shocking, sinister secret?

In this romantic, mystery the beloved couple from Pride & Prejudice, a Jane Austen classic, cross paths with a ruthless killer. When faced with dire warnings against Mr. Darcy, will Elizabeth heed them or follow the dictates of her heart?

One of many reviews.

“You’ll come for the intriguing mystery and stay for the heart-warming romance. The characters are charmingly entertaining, and the murder investigation woven throughout creates moments of genuine surprise and suspense. Miller’s ability to create a compelling page turner will have you hooked from beginning to end.” –Ila Golden, author of “Echoe.”

Available in: Paperback, Kindle, & Audiobook @Kellyrei007

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SO PLEASED! 💕

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Hello, everyone, I am so pleased to announce that Bay Books Coronado will be carrying The Lloyd Haynes Story beginning September 4, 2021, at their new location:

1007 Orange Avenue

Coronado 

 (619) 435-0070

Order by Email: orders@baybookscoronado.com.

https://www.baybookscoronado.com

Coffee Shop is open for business.

Book Description:

The Lloyd Haynes Story, a uniquely captivating time-travel memoir/biography of a young man from South Bend, Indiana, who is best known for his starring role as Pete Dixson in the 1970s TV series Room 222. This must-read opens with their romantic meeting, travel back to a snapshot of the day and town of his birth, a family-owned mortuary, his compelling journey to stardom, U. S. Senate recognition, and beach-washed days spent in enchanting Coronado. An impactful romantic story you dream of having, with candid glimpses into a private sanctuary. 

Highly decorated Navy SEAL Frank Thornton includes his thoughts about his long-time friend, Lloyd Haynes.

“With all those gorgeous women around, what made his eyes seek-out yours? Or, did you seek-out his?” Alison Bogert

SUPERBLY WRITTEN-The Tribune

BOOK: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1548760420

THE WORST…


The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
—Sylvia Plath 😃💕

10,000 words on a new FICTION piece, while waiting for a new Literary Agent for BEWITCHED! 🥰🥰

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A CHOICE 🥰


Before me stood Happiness and Sorrow.
My heart leaned toward Sorrow, but a still small voice said choose Happiness, choose to be happy. 😃💕

A HAPPY & BLESSED WEEKEND,EVERYONE!

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ONE GLANCE 😍


“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” 🥰
– Carl Sagan

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CAPTIVATING, ROMANTIC TIME-TRAVEL

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The Lloyd Haynes Story, a uniquely captivating time-travel memoir/biography of a young man from South Bend, Indiana, who is best known for his starring role as Pete Dixson in the 1970s TV series Room 222. We open with a romantic meeting, travel back with a snapshot of the day and town of his birth, a family-owned mortuary, his compelling journey to stardom, U.S. Senate recognition, and beach-washed days spent in enchanting Coronado. An impactful romantic story you dream of having, with candid glimpses into a private sanctuary. Highly decorated Navy SEAL Frank Thornton includes his thoughts about his long-time friend, Lloyd Haynes.  

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THE PREMIER BEWITCHED BOOK COMING SOON. 

THINKING OF YOU

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“Somewhere, there is someone who dreams of your smile and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile. So when you are lonely, remember it’s true. Somebody somewhere is thinking of you.”

–Tracy

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FINISHED! 💕💕


THANK YOU WORDPRESS FRIENDS for your encouragement & support! ♥️
Although writing the Bewitched book was a wonderful & fun two-year journey, it’s nice to be finished. 😅
I’ve sent out 60 query letters for a new agent so far, so I’m going to relax for a week before I begin my first fiction piece. LOL xo😃♥️

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ONE GLANCE 😍


“One glance at a #book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To #read is to voyage through time.” 🥰

–Carl Sagan

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#reading #writing #books #reader #author #novels #blog #stories #Bewitched #Room222 #Hollywood #Celebrities #TV #Friends #Family #Love #Inspiration #Courage #LiteraryAgent #Horses #Cowboy #Story

CHAMPIONS 💕


“Champions are not made in gyms. Champions are made from something deep inside of them, a desire, a dream, a vision. Skill, yes, but the will must be stronger than the skill.” 😃💕
– Muhammad Ali

LLOYD HAYNES WITH MUHAMMAD ALI HAVING FUN ON 20th Century Fox lot after filming “The Greatest.”

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YOU’RE SO APPRECIATED


Gc Fuentez, thank you so much for your generous support and for taking the time to share this fun picture with me. It’s very much appreciated.😃💕

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SO ADORABLY FUNNY

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I had the honor of an interview with three hamsters from Dundee, Scotland, last week and thought you might enjoy this adorable adventure. 🥰

Shehanne Moore is a most prolific, talented writer and one of my favorites. ENJOY!

Have you ever seen one of those dramatic moments in a film when two people meet, and all the noise in the room disappears?’


CAROLYN. Yes, it was at Hugh Hefner‘s party, and I was there to meet Hugh and his then-girlfriend Barbie Benton. I don’t think I ever believed in love at first sight until that evening. Even then, it took some time before I realized the thunderbolt was love. LOL During my conversation with Lloyd, I asked him what he did for a living, and he told me he was a bra salesman. Considering where we were, I thought business must be good. Besides, Lloyd was too convincing for me to laugh out loud, so I just stared quietly. LOL 

CAROLYN. Lloyd Haynes, the lead actor of the 1970s TV show Room 222. The show had premiered a month earlier, and I missed it and didn’t know who Lloyd was. Despite that evening we weren’t together right away. It was quite a long journey. 

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CAROLYN. I started as a child with dancing, ballet, piano, voice, and modeling lessons. Then appeared in a few children’s shows, sang with on-camera personalities. I still have newspaper clippings that my mother saved. I grew into television, films, sang in a few clubs, and Lloyd and I almost toured together as singers, but my family came first.

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CAROLYN. Yes, after Lloyd died, I wasn’t ready to go back to acting, and working with Sol Saks became available.

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CAROLYN. Yes! I’ve been in the process of writing a book on Bewitched for the last two years now. I’m editing at the moment and hope to find a publisher with more clout to launch the book.

CAROLYN. Over the years, people asked questions regarding Lloyd and growing up in the Hollywood area. Then, one day a dear friend suggested I write a book. I was reluctant, but she convinced me. 

I prayed a lot and began the four-year adventure that I surprisingly enjoyed. With the success of my first book, I then had the honor to write a book for Sol Saks. Though he did ask me a couple of times while we worked together, I couldn’t imagine writing in those days. 


CAROLYN Thank you, dudes. I hope it’s a book that people enjoy reading. The best advice I received on writing I learned from Sol Saks. During the years we worked together, I took pages of notes on the advice he gave university students, his regime, and experiences writing for newspapers, scripts for radio, television, and books. His words explain it so much better than I can, and I believe I’ve captured the advice in this new book. 

ABOUT CAROLYN

CAROLYN HAYNES, a mother of four beautiful and talented daughters. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Author’s Guild, and many poet/writers workshops. She attended the American Film Institute, Film Industry Workshops, Pasadena Playhouse, and received an invitation to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Carolyn has received congratulations from readers and professionals in many fields on her ability to draw her readers in, painting feel-able emotions, enabling them to view the scenes in their minds.
She assisted Mr. Sol Saks, the creator of the TV series Bewitched. She aided with his books, plays, theater and television productions, and university classes on the art of writing. As wife to Samuel Lloyd Haynes, she also assisted in his screenplays, short stories, and photography.
Carolyn is the author of the premier memoir/biography, “The Lloyd Haynes Story.” Samuel Lloyd Haynes, notably known for his staring depiction of Pete Dixon; on “Room 222,” is a look at an extraordinary international, multicultural, and sometimes controversial soul that I think you will enjoy.
Soon to be published is a captivating adventure into the life of a genius of comedy, Mr. Sol Saks.

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Lloyd Haynes, the beloved star of critically acclaimed 1970s television series Room 222. A visceral story of unyielding love and epic valor, as we follow Lloyd Haynes remarkable journey from a family mortuary to stardom, military officer, and recognition from the U. S. Senate. “With all those gorgeous women around, what made his eyes seek-out yours? Or, did you seek-out his?” Alison Bogert A MUST READ- SUPERBLY WRITTEN – The Tribune

COMPASSION 💕

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Our human compassion binds us one to the other, not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. 💞
—Nelson Mandela
A HOPE-FILLED WEEKEND, EVERYONE 🥰