Douglas Wellman’s new book “Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes” has been released and is available at major online book retailers.
The book tells the tale of Hughe’s secret life under the assumed identity of Verner “Nik” Nicely, from the point of view of his wife, Eva McLelland. Her discovery that her eccentric Midwestern husband was really the great Howard Hughes was difficult, to say the least, and sent her on a path she had never expected to take.
“Eva’s story was hard to understand and even harder to accept. Without knowing where it would lead, a colleague of mine began to research her story and her husband’s previous identity. Piece by piece, Eva’s tale checked out, strange as it was. The book finally makes sense of the numerous inconsistencies in the Hughes legend,” said Wellman.
Wellman began his career as a television writer, producer, and director, working on such shows as “The Facts of Life”. He has more than 1,000 comedy credits, 20 of which were comedy specials for Showtime, as well as hundreds of credits for episodes of talk and magazine format shows. He has received a regional Emmy Award and a CableAce Award. He is currently the assistant dean of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and is a consultant to the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan.
The book is published by WriteLife LLC, a collaborative publishing company based in Omaha, Nebraska. For more information: WriteLife.com.