So Happy It's Thursday--
Why, you ask? Because I am SO looking forward to this weekend—I’m off with pal Susan Smith to Fairplay for a writers’ retreat. Goal—finish first draft of my sixth book: Retribution. Three days of nothing to think about except writing. The manager of the place (The Hand Hotel)
cooks breakfast for us, puts out wine and goodies in the afternoon and prepares dinners to die for. I always get the same room and though I was at first leery of a room called "Trapper", it's the best. The hotel is charming, warm and has wireless! What more does anyone need?
On one of my loops someone posted a question about a rumor Charlaine Harris may make an appearance on True Blood. Her reply: It's a possibility, depending on timing and a lot of other things.
How cool would that be?
I imagine by now you’ve seen this pic of Mars looking as big as the moon with the caption that on August 27, the closest encounter between Mars and the Earth will occur.
A once in a lifetime event. Unfortunately, this 'once in a lifetime event' already came and went. In 2003. Another of those urban legends you love to hate -- what are your favorites?
Talked a few weeks ago about movie remakes. Here’s your chance to vote
on who you’d like to see as the new Lara Croft. Candidates are:
What do you think?
Some book news:J.D. Salinger Tries to Block 'Sequel' to 'Catcher in the Rye'
By ROBERT KAHN(CN) - Reclusive author J.D. Salinger claims a man writing under the name of J.D. California is about to publish an unauthorized sequel of "The Catcher in the Rye," violating Salinger's copyright in the novel and its main character, Holden Caulfield. Salinger also sued London-based Windupbird Publishing, Sweden-based Nicotext, and SCB Distributors, of Gardena, Calif. Salinger calls the new book "a rip-off pure and simple."
Salinger says the cover of the new book describes it as a "sequel to one of our most beloved classics."
His complaint in Manhattan Federal Court continues: "The sequel's author, 'J.D. California,' explains that 'Just like the first novel, he leaves, but this time he's not at a prep school, he's at a retirement home in upstate New York. ... It's pretty much like the first book in that he roams around the city, inside himself and his past.'"
One other book tidbit—Janet Evanovich and her daughter are working on a graphic novel for Dark Horse Comics based on the “Metro Girl” series about a NASCAR race driver.
Ever heard of a BBC program called Being Human? From a BBC website
..Being Human is about George, Mitchell and Annie, three seemingly normal flatmates struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, and follows their struggle to fight both their curses and the enemies who want to bring them down.
Screener Elaine Bergstrom on LitVamp has this to say:
…it has an odd premise that just may appeal to Buffy fans. A vampire and a werewolf are roomies. What they have in common is that they are trying very hard not to hurt anyone. The werewolf does the Oz thing and locks himself in places when he turns. The vampire is going cold turkey managing to not kill very often. And their apartment is haunted by a young woman ghost who, in their supernatural presence, can now be seen by others though not the one person she want to have see her. I liked the blend of humor and tragedy. Nicely done.
Since BBC is not offered on my cable system (don’t ask), I’ll be counting on you to watch and let me know what you think.
A lead from Gina—an article
about next season’s Dollhouse.
It gets odder and odder—David Caradine apparently was playing one of those
games when he died.
Different strokes, people. Has always been my motto—but publishing death photos is too much. Evidently a Thai newspaper did that. You can find it if you want, it’s easy enough. Ironic that last night on a program called Mental, he was the guest star.
Since Mario and I had a long discussion about Caradine at group last Tuesday, we did some research and if you are interested, found a couple of articles on auto-erotic asphyxia. Here
(this one from Mario as if you couldn't tell from the subject.) Is it me, or is this a stupid way to die?
And if you are curious about what an interview
with Mario and I would be like, here’s your chance to find out. ARE
(All Romance Ebooks) interviewed us at RT. It’s the third of a three parter ( about 42 minutes in) but first is Lorelei James (AKA Lori Armstrong). Her stuff as Lorelei is HOT.
I am going to try this video thing one more time-- U.G.L.Y. A Buffy Video by Jasmin
And once more, it didn't work. If you're curious, go here.