Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Christa Helm. Her murder remains unsolved in spite of major progress just in recent years that I'm proud to say I was able to contribute to with the Cold Case Department.
Today is also the third birthday of Christa's great-grandson. Life goes on.
First published in 1968 (I was 9!), I have been writing professionally part-time for more than two decades. I have been freelancing for various authors, editors and publishers for the past three years on the behind-the-scenes tasks of writing.
In 1974 I clipped an ad from my local newspaper for a movie entitled LET'S GO FOR BROKE. Even though I never saw the film I always remembered the name of its star, Christa Helm. More than 30 years later I found that clipping and decided to track down that movie only to find out that it seemingly didn't exist and that Christa Helm had been murdered in 1977. The case was never solved. This led to my (eventually successful) efforts to find LET'S GO FOR BROKE and the ongoing efforts of myself and others to piece together the amazing life of Christa Helm.