Please Kill Me interviews Nina Antonia

Johnny Thunders photo by Nikki Sudden

Beth Hall for Please Kill Me interviews Nina Antonia about Johnny Thunders and her officially authorized biography. Read it here.

The Prettiest Star eBook

“Glamorous teen heartthrob Brett Smiley had the looks and the talent of a future superstar, but fate had different plans for him. As much the work of a detective as a biographer, The Prettiest Star, Nina Antonia’s expert excavation of the life of Smiley tells one of the most fascinating and tragic ‘what if’ stories of the rock era.” ~ Richard Metzger 

Previously out of print since 2005, The Prettiest Star: Whatever Happened to Brett Smiley? is now available as an eBook on Kindle with an enhanced photo gallery.

Sold Worldwide on Amazon.

$9.99/£8.10

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The epitome of Fey, ‘Beautiful’ Brett Smiley was primed for fame in the frenetic era of Glam but success was illusory. A former child actor, Brett had everything including a Mephistophelean manager, Andrew Loog Oldham who had steered the Rolling Stones to mega-stardom. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Nina Antonia, a disenfranchised teenager witnessed Smiley’s sole television appearance in the UK. Interviewed by a concerned Russell Harty, the fate of the young singer was already in jeopardy. With a one way ticket to the boulevard of broken dreams, Brett was to become a missing piece of Nina’s childhood, until their paths crossed, almost 30 years later.

Book Design/Layout: Beth Hall, http://www.bhalldesigns.com

Cover Artwork: colours of the dark, https://www.coloursofthedark.com

The Prettiest Star by Nina Antonia: officially authorised glad-rags & ephemera by colours of the dark:

https://www.coloursofthedark.com/category/the-prettiest-star-by-nina-antonia-authorised-glad-rags-ephemera

Johnny Thunders – Complete Works – the Art of Cosa Nostra edited by Kadoi The Heartbreak and Hiroshi The Golden Arm

This informative and lavishly illustrated book is out now.

Includes the four versions of In Cold Blood, two versions of Too Much Too Soon and the Johnny Thunders Sleeve Notes by Nina Antonia as well as her interview with Brian Young. Thank you, Hiroshi and congrats!