An Interesting Author … Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser Speaking to the Readers Favorite Audience

One of the speakers at the 2012 Readers Favorite Award Ceremony was actor/director Paul Michael Glaser (he also won a well-deserved Silver Medal for his young person’s fantasy story, Chrystallia).

He’s perhaps best known for his role as Detective David Starsky in Starsky & Hutch, a popular television series in the 70s, where he played Detective David Starsky opposite David Soul for four seasons (1975-1979) on ABC.


Glaser later served as Chairman of the Board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – a nonprofit organization established by his wife Elizabeth after she, and their children, were diagnosed with HIV contracted from a blood transfusion. He was Chairman of the Board for six years and now serves as Honorary Chairman.

With over four decades in the film/television industry, Glaser has now turned his attention to his latest project, Chrystallia and the Source of Light, a story that follows two children who stumble upon a magical underground kingdom, where everything and everyone are made of minerals and crystals.

The children, Maggie and Jesse, discover the only way for them to get back home is to find the source of light, which Jesse believes will also save their dying mother.

In my conversation with him, Paul pointed out his beautifully self-published book, which is an interesting read for anyone, is intended for the 9-to-14 age group, as his way of instructing children to learn to cope with their fears.

A portion of the book’s proceeds also go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

I told Paul I blog about writing and promised I would write a blog about Chrystallia, and encourage people to try it.

And now I have.

Tomorrow I will return with another blog about the craft of writing.


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One Response to “An Interesting Author … Paul Michael Glaser”

  1. GraceW Says:

    Starsky and Hutch Co-Stars David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser will be together again in a rare appearance for a special tribute dinner in their honor to be held April 6, 2013, at the Marriott in Marina del Rey, California (Los Angeles area). Additionally, there are two exclusive auctions up for bid. One is a chance for two lucky fans to win a once-in-a-lifetime ride in a replicated Starsky & Hutch Gran Torino with Glaser driving and Soul riding shotgun. The ride will feature several iconic Starsky and Hutch shooting locations. The other auction is a chance for four fans to share a private breakfast with Soul and Glaser at Primitivo, a quaint Venice Beach restaurant that’s located in the building used on the television show as Hutch’s apartment. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call (949) 439-9504.


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