Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds
Jack Adler is an author, playwright and screenwriter in North Hollywood, California.
In addition to Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds, he is the author of five nonfiction books: Consumer’s Guide to Travel; There’s A Bullet Hole in Your Window; Southern India; Exploring Historic California; and Travel Safety (co-authored); as well as the novels Blackmail High and Parthian Retreat. The Library of Congress selected Travel Safety for translation into Braille.
Adler has received a grant from the Yaddo Foundation as a playwright; seven of his one-act plays have been produced Off-Off Broadway, with one of the plays published. A co-authored screenplay was optioned for a feature film.
He has had articles published in Shape, Let’s Live, Home & Away, Off Duty, Gentlemen, Friendly Exchange, Venture, Discovery, Transitions Abroad, the San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and Dallas Times Herald.
Adler is a columnist for Travel World International, an electronic magazine, and an instructor in nonfiction writing for the UCLA Extension and Writer’s Digest School. He has been the board leader for Internet travel forums for Prodigy and Excite, and runs the travel forum on the Antares bulletin board.
He was a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times Travel section for almost 15 years, and has also written columns for Westways magazine.
Adler is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association. He is married and the father of two sons.
Midwest Book Review‘s September 2007 Small Press Bookwatch calls Splendid Seniors “a source of inspiration for seniors everywhere.”
“Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds is an anthology featuring brief biographical profiles of fifty-two people who made great and lasting achievements after age sixty-five. From Mother Teresa to Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Charles de Gaulle, Pablo Picasso, Grandma Moses and many more, Splendid Seniors offers true tales of inspirational deeds as well as memorable quotes from each individual profiled. A source of inspiration for seniors everywhere, and proof that greatness, creativity, passion, and intelligence can bloom their brightest with age and experience.”