28 July 2006

tommy cicardo "because they could" book tour update

because they could

**updated 12:58pm cdt sunday 30 july 2006**

heres a cut from the lake charles american press website:

Former Alexandria Police Chief Thomas Cicardo will have a book signing for his novel, " Because They Could," 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Books-A-Million in the Southgate Shopping Center , 2934 Ryan St.

The book revolves around a determined police chief trying to hold his Louisiana town together while prejudice, greed and a biased newspaper that will do anything to boost sales further divide the town already on fire with racial tension.

Alexandria native Cicardo is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the LSU Law Enforcement Institute in Baton Rouge. He served 30 years with the Alexandria Police Department, retiring as police chief in 2003.
tommy cicardo was the alexandria, louisiana chief of police who according to the apd website was chief from 10 august 1997 -- 15 august 2003.

mr. cicardo wrote a book about his experiences in law enforcement the title is "because they could." cicardo's book is set in the fictional city of "alemette" louisiana. mandy goodnight with the alexandria daily town talk wrote a review of "because they could" back in july of 2005: see Names, places familiar in former police chief's book.

cicardo plans to be in lake charles, louisiana tomorrow (saturday 29 july 2006) from 1:00 pm until 3:00 at books-a-million, 2934 ryan street, telephone: 337-436-3577, then on to baton rouge for another signing and an interview on the "around town show"

according to an email we received from carolyn cicardo: "the last book signing at borders in baton rouge was their most successful signing to date." mrs. cicardo also promises an upcoming 3rd edition:
"We've been in contact with a literary agent in New York, who read a sample of the book. His thoughts were this and I quote "On an individual basis, these tales are quite captivating, but it needs help in the narrative structure." He suggested an editor with expertise in commercial/mainstream genre. So, here goes edition 3"
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    "Because They Could"
    Paperback: 274 pages
    Publisher: patterson printing co,
    benton harbor michican 49022

    ISBN: 0977908801
    available online or in stores
    AMAZON.COM - click link