June, 2013... This is the official site for Jamie Reno, the award-winning journalist, author and singer-songwriter-guitarist. Jamie, a Newsweek correspondent for 20 years, has also written for The Daily Beast, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, L.A. Times, TV Guide, Newsmax, Mother Jones, MSNBC and USA Today. The author of two very well-received books on cancer - Hope Begins in the Dark and Snowman on the Pitcher's Mound - Jamie is a 16-year survivor of stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and an internationally respected advocate for cancer patients and America's veterans. Contact Jamie directly at email@example.com
JAMIE'S BRAND NEW NATIONAL NEWS BLOG: therenodispatch.blogspot.com
SURVIVOR BOOK ALL-NEW EDITION HAS JUST ARRIVED!!: More than 50,000 people worldwide have received "Hope Begins in the Dark: Lymphoma Survivors Tell Their Exclusive Life Stories," Jamie's inspirational, informative, first-of-its-kind book that tells Jamie's own survival story and profiles many other courageous lymphoma survivors, including many celebrities who've never spoken publicly about their cancer battle. An ALL-NEW edition with new survivor stories and updates from the original edition has just arrived. To learn more about the new book, which includes 40 amazing survivors, and to order a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org... NEW NOVEL PUBLISHED: Jamie, an award-winning Newsweek correspondent for nearly 20 years, is pleased to announce that his brand new novel, "Snowman on the Pitcher's Mound," is now available for sale to the public: www.pitchersmound.org. For more info on the acclaimed book, which is written for families coping with cancer and tells the poignant story of how a 10-year-old boy and his family cope with the serious illness of the boy's s mother, contact Jamie directly at email@example.com. The novel is part of an upcoming major national program for children who have a parent with cancer... NEW SONGS FOR SURVIVORS FEATURES MUSIC LEGENDS: A limited number of copies of Jamie's new CD, "Survivors' Songs," was recently given to cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones nationwide for FREE. Jamie's acclaimed songs, which have never been made available online, feature such superstar guest artists as Peter Frampton, Charlie Daniels, Robert Lamm (Chicago), the Beach Boys family, members of The Eagles, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Little River Band and more. These songs have never been made available online and are only available by contacting Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org... GUEST OF HONOR IN NYC: Jamie was recently guest of honor at The Greg Wolf Fund´s gala fundraiser in New York City. The Greg Wolf Fund, which supports patients and funds blood cancer research, is named in honor of Gregory Joseph Wolf, who battled cancer with courage and humor... SUPPORTING CANCER CAUSES: Jamie was a healthy, non-smoking, multi-sport athlete and Newsweek correspondent when he was diagnosed with stage IV, low grade, follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer in 1996. Told at the time he probably would not live 5 years, Jamie has beaten the odds. In 1999, when his cancer returned, he chose to participate in a clinical trial for an experimental radioimmunotherapy (RIT) drug that saved his life. Jamie subsequently pursued a second career in music, his other passion besides journalism and sports. In 2003, he signed a national record deal with 33rd Street Records, and has since won numerous songwriting awards, had his songs placed on network and syndicated tv shows, and performed and recorded with more than a dozen musical legends. He attaches all his projects to lymphoma causes. Jamie has worked with more than a dozen national cancer foundations and organizations informing, inspiring and assisting cancer patients... FRAMPTON JOINS JAMIE ON TITLE TRACK: Jamie's new celebratory rocker "Survivors' Song" features the legendary Peter Frampton on lead guitar. "Peter's been my favorite guitar player since I was in high school," Jamie says. "Recording with him is an honor." The song also features a chorus of cancer survivors with Jamie singing "We are alive, we will survive!"... CHICAGO'S ROBERT LAMM JOINS JAMIE'S LATEST PROJECT: Jamie has just recorded a new tune with Robert Lamm, founding member of the legendary band Chicago. Lamm, who's written some of the greatest songs in popular music history (Beginnings, 25 or 6 to 4, Saturday in the Park, Does Anybody Know What Times it is, Free, Questions 67 & 68, Free, Listen, Dialogue) plays on Jamie's new CD. "I've idolized Robert since I was 8 years old," says Jamie. "He's my favorite artist in music, he's written some of my favorite songs in pop music history, and he's a great person."... JAMIE RECORDS WITH BEACH BOYS FAMILY: Jamie's just written and recorded a new tune called "Away" in memory of two of his musical idols: Beach Boy brothers Carl and Dennis Wilson. On the song, Jamie sings four-part harmonies with Carl's son Justyn Wilson and Dennis's son Carl B. Wilson. The historic recording marks the first time the Wilson boys have recorded a new, original song in honor of their famous dads. "In this song I've tried to convey how much their fathers' music has meant to me all my life," says Jamie. "Carl and Justyn are great people and talented musicians in their own right."... BUY JAMIE'S MUSIC: You can purchase all of Jamie's CDs - "Survivors' Songs," "My Side of Paradise," "Reunion," "Favorite One," or "All American Music" - by contacting Jamie Reno Music directly at email@example.com... NATIONWIDE HIT: Jamie's "All AMERICAN MUSIC," an acclaimed country-rock road trip on 33rd Sreet Records, features such guest artists as RICKY SKAGGS, CHARLEY PRIDE, RANDY MEISNER (Eagles), JERRY DONAHUE (Hellecasters), CHARLIE DANIELS, SUZY BOGGUSS, DENNIS CAPLINGER, EVE SELIS, DICKEY BETTS (Allman Brothers), and more. The CD, which is still getting national airplay, is available at online and directly from Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org... LIGHT THE NIGHT: Jamie's appearances at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night walks around the nation have been enormous successes. Jamie was the special guest performer at cancer benefits in such cities as Los Angeles, Des Moines, and Las Vegas, where he talked about his cancer battle and performed his music. More than 15,000 copies of his CD "All American Music" have been given out for free to each participant, and thousands have rocked to Jamie's music and celebrated and commemorated lives touched by cancer.... COMING HOME: A nice profile of Jamie by John Przybys appeared recently on the front page of the Las Vegas Review Journal's Living section. Titled "Coming Home," the piece chronicled Jamie's years in Las Vegas, his "second hometown," and talked about Jamie's music, journalism career, and cancer battle, and his recent triumphant concert at Hills Park in Summerlin: www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Oct-05-Tue-2004/living/24881886.html... CMT GIVES AWAY JAMIE'S GUITAR: Country Music Television (CMT) and Taylor Guitars recently presented a guitar giveaway contest on CMT's website (CMT.com). The winner received one of Jamie's personal Taylor guitars and a dozen more got a free copy of Jamie's "All American Music." There were more than 10,000 entries... MORE NEWS INSIDE!