Move along folks
Not much to add today. I'm dashing into the city and will drop by Book Passage
to sign copies of my novels.
CBS is doing a vamp romantic drama next season. I thought I read that another network was doing a zombie show, which will be a challenge. Zombies, while, captivating, lack dramatic momentum. They're terrible with dialogue and they simply don't work in costume dramas because their wardrobe is so damn monotonous. Still, it is the Year of the Cannibal Zombie (TM), and zombies do have a real cachet now.
Tomorrow I'm speaking to the American Association of University Women about stereotypes in fiction. I think I'll bring up our preconceptions that all zombies want to eat our brains.
Here's an interview with a zombie
about the difficulty of acting in contemporary film. If you're a zombie and thinking about a career in acting, please note that "stunt zombies" get paid a much higher rate.