All Press Releases for October 08, 2011

Actor/Director Turned Author Paul Michael Glaser Visits Ocean City, Maryland for "Chrystallia" National Book Tour

Acclaimed actor/director turned author stops in Ocean City, Maryland to promote children's book series.

    OCEAN CITY, MD, October 08, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Actor, director and activist turned author, Paul Michael Glaser announced Ocean City, Maryland as the next stop for his national book tour on October 6th - 9th , at the Ocean City Car Show. Ocean City marks the second stop on Glaser's countrywide tour in promotion of his children's book series Chrystallia and the Source of Light. Glaser is perhaps best known for his role as David Starsky in the popularized 70's series, Starsky & Hutch.

Chrystallia and the Source of Light is the fantasy adventure of two children, Maggie, 13, and Jessie, 9, who are spending their last Christmas with their dying mother in their beloved home that has fallen into foreclosure. The story is told through the eyes of Maggie, who has lost faith and does not believe in anything she cannot feel or touch. Her brother, Jesse, believes in the need to believe. On Christmas Eve, the two find themselves on a magical journey through an underground medieval kingdom where everything and everyone are made out of crystals and minerals. Enchanted with the mysteries and lore of the crystals, Jesse is convinced of their power to save his mother, thus, the two begin a journey in search of the source of light - a journey that is a metaphor for that of Glaser's.

Glaser experienced a loss of his own with the death of his daughter, Ariel in 1988 and his wife, Elizabeth in 1994. Elizabeth, who had contracted HIV through a blood transfusion while giving birth to their daughter, Ariel, in 1981 established the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infections through AIDS research, advocacy, prevention and treatment programs before succumbing to AIDS herself.

"I was looking for a way to share what I have learned from the experiences of loss and helplessness in my life," says Paul Michael Glaser. "I decided to write a young adults/children's Christmas story because I felt it was important to address the child in all of us. In a perfect world, I'd like to see this book be taken from the shelf each Christmas and read aloud to and by the whole family."

"Paul has distilled the knowledge and gentle understanding of old with the wonder and limitlessness of possibility of youth to give us the gift of his light," states actress and New York Times Bestselling Author, Jamie Lee Curtis. "Magical and mesmerizing. A must read for a generation to share."

Chrystallia is currently available at selected Barnes & Nobles and In addition, the book can be purchased at or for a dedicated edition where a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Glaser will be attending the Ocean City Car Show at the Ocean City Convention Center, located at 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 from October 7th - 8th (11AM - 3PM) and October 9th (10AM - 1PM). For ticket information, please visit:

Born March 23, 1943, Paul Michael Glaser is an actor, director, activist and author. Glaser is perhaps known for his role as Detective David Starsky in the popularized 70s series Starsky & Hutch. Glaser served as Chairman of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - a nonprofit organization Glaser founded after his wife and children were diagnosed with HIV for six years following his wife's passing. He is now Honorary Chair. With over four decades in the film/television industry, Glaser has turned his attention to his latest project, Chrystallia and the Source of Light, a children's series that follows the magical journey of two children, Maggie and Jesse, who stumble upon a medieval kingdom underground where everything and everyone are made of minerals and crystals. Amazed by the kingdom and its inhabitants, the two children discover that the only way for them to get back home is to find the source of light that the boy believes will save their dying mother. For more information, please visit: or

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