Today Patry Francis’ first book The Liar’s Diary hits the stand. What should be the most exciting time for an author has taken a nasty turn. Patry has been diagnosed with cancer and is forced to postpone her promotional campaign. Mario and I want to wish her our best and ask that the next time you visit your local bookstore, you remember her and Liar’s Diary. Or click through on this link to her blog
and order on line.
Though I'm still bitter that I can't watch him on Torchwood, an interesting interview with James Marsters in TV Guide
contained this gem:
TV Guide: So is the Spike spin-off absolutely dead now?
Marsters: I don’t think it’s absolutely dead. I told Joss that I didn’t want to do the character as an old vampire, which would be really sucky. [Laughs] But I’m holding up better than I thought I would. With the right lighting, we might be able to get away with it.
Some book stuff from the WSJ
: Dan Brown’s next novel (originally expected sometime in 2005) is still MIA. Neither his agent nor his publisher had much to say on the subject except that the “manuscript is close.” Think any of us mid-list authors could get away with being three YEARS late in delivering a book? I think not!
Clive Cussler’s agent and publisher have been dragged into the Philip Anschutz’s suit
over the financial failure of the movie “Sahara.” After a fourteen-week trial, a LA court found Cussler in breach of contract with the producers of the film. This Colorado suit is seeking damages blaming Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group and the Peter Lampack Agency for inflating book sales figures to make their original deal.
Two bits of fluff—a kitten got packed in a suitcase by mistake. The suitcase got claimed at the airport by the wrong person. When the guy opened the suitcase and a kitten jumped out, the guy said he “screamed like a little girl.” You gotta love a guy who admits to screaming like a little girl. But all’s well—the kitten was returned safe and sound to her owners.
British billionaire Richard Branson and aerospace designer Burt Rutan unveiled a vehicle they hope will be able to take tourists 62 miles above the earth. The ship could be completed and test flown by the end of the year. An airplane would carry the ship into the sky, the spacecraft would separate from the plane and rocket into space. It can carry six passengers and two crew members. Take me, take me!!!
Okay—last two days to catch my gig at the B&N Book club
. It’s been a blast.
And don’t forget the Haiku contest…
Vamprowler sent us a really neat 12” baby alien inflate to add to the awesome stash of prizes. This pic does not do it justice…it’s 12”!!!!! Check out her website
for other really kewl stuff.
Okay, what you've all been waiting for: my Haiku extraordinaire --
Two hearts beat as one
Betrayal, destruction, hate
One heart beats no more
Way better than Mario’s right? Right???
And speaking of the man, check out Mario’s webpage
for Kama Sutra—Mario says the vampires are doing yoga…I have one question—where’d the vampires get wings? And one comment--doing yoga? Yeah, sure.. .
Speaking of the devil: this just appeared on one of my loops and I could NOT resist:
Man gets 20 years after 1,500-pound drug bust
Posted by The Grand Rapids Press January 23, 2008 05:10AM
Categories: Breaking News
OLIVE TOWNSHIP -- Two men involved in shipping nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana to Olive Township from Mexico were ordered to federal prison terms Tuesday.
Ricardo Cornejo, of Mission, Texas, will sentenced to the longest term of his three co-conspirators, court records show. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney ruled Cornejo must serve 20 years behind bars.
Holland resident Mario Acevedo
was ordered to spend eight years for his role in the trafficking. Ruben Reyna was earlier ordered to 6 1/2 years and a fourth man, Gabriel Rubalcava, will be sentenced in March.
Of course, we know it's not OUR Mario-- He doesn't live in Texas. And if he made that kind of money, he'd dress better! :-)