English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
I am a sophomore at Catholic Memorial high school in Boston MA. My name is John Keough I live in
Dorchester. You are probably already wondering why I am writing to you. My English class and I have
been learning about contemporary authors for the past few weeks and I have chosen you to research.
It gives me great honor to write to you. I would like to known if it is not too much trouble for you
to take some time out of your busy schedule to come to my school and to give a presentation of your
work to my class.
I see you were born in Sussex, and your house was haunted by four ghosts! How was sharing a home
with four ghosts? I have been studying your work for a few weeks now and I am very interested in it.
I see that you have won many awards for your works as a director and author. Is it hard to handle
being an author and director? I see you have had 13 books published that are very impressive.
I haven't gotten a chance yet to read any of your books but I have seen your move the Merchant
of Venice starring Al Pacino and I really liked it. "How far that little candle throws his
So shines a good deed in a naughty world." I enjoyed this quote from the movie it shows that
there is something good which can conquer the darkness of the world it symbolizes a sort of hope.
I hope you can make an appearance for me and give me and my peers a few words about your works and
life. I think if you choose not to show up you are missing out on a good opportunity to share some
of your work and advice to a
Bill Maelia, 48, was convicted in 2005 of grand
larceny and conspiracy for acting as a no-show