William Faulkner & Vampires, MySpace, It's a Man's World
Faulkner & Vampires: William Faulkner
wrote a vampire screenplay, Dreadful Hollow, based on a novel by Irina Karlova. (Now if that isn't a vampire name, I don't know what is.) Producer Lee Caplin is making a movie
from Faulkner's screenplay. Caplin says, "Hollywood does not have enough film scripts written by adults, never mind Nobel Prize winners." I can't wait.MySpace Apace:
Some diabolical "friends" convinced me to go on MySpace. After spending several days consumed by looking at thousands of formats and layouts, I finally managed to set up a page. You can visit me here
. The bad thing about MySpace: most pages are so cluttered and filled with flashing glitter graphics that you'll go into a seizure
. The good thing: thousands of readers and writers are on the site.All The Young Dudes:
I've got Google Alerts set up to send me an email whenever my books are mentioned on The Internets
, and yesterday I got an alert that a book reviewer had mentioned Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
. He described it as a paranormal romance and said he didn't like paranormal romances. Okay, but it's a comedy, not a paranormal romance. There are no supernatural elements, no Alpa male hero, no magic, no undead people who live for hundreds of years, no focus on graphic sex scenes, no ninja-badass heroine, none of the conventions of a paranormal romance because it is not a paranormal romance, duh.
When I used my initials instead of my first name, people always understood that I was writing humor...except for that one angry guy who called me a "right-wing spin boy."