Well, this is it. The book the guys at Michael Wiese Productions asked me to write. I had the choice of three different covers and believe me, when I saw this one I just about tore it out of their hands. I loved it!
I've gotten some good reviews and one review where the reader really hated it. It's like life, you take the good with the bad. There are many, many well-loved movies and books out there that I don't care for at all.
Because of the book I was asked to teach a seminar at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival. I didn't make it there until last year, 2011 and I dearly wish I could have gone this year. It was a fabulous seminar and the people taking it were beyond super. I was pairing up strangers like a crazed matchmaker and they were all great sports to dive into working like that.
Maybe I can go back next year.
SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
One of the premier reasons to visit London, I kid you not! These guys are great, the festival is great and you get to see London while you're at it. Louis Savy, the gentleman who runs it really, really, REALLY knows what he's doing.
Go! You'll love it! sci-fi-london.com
Social Skins Tattoo
This is some of the artwork (all air brush) by Bryan Griffith the genius who owns Social Skins Tattoo. He has done two of my more simple tattoos (because that's what I wanted) and will no doubt be doing a more intricate one for me toward the end of the year... or when I decide I have to have it... NOW.
Definitely check his establishment out. There is no flash (samples) of tattoos on the walls. This isn't a place where you go, look at a picture of a butterfly and say "that one." This is where someone gives you the tattoo you really want.
Links to some of my favorite sites, people and groups
I am an avid supporter of The Second Chance Ranch in Yelm, Washingon. (they were located in Elma.) Second Chance is an equine rescue group that specializes in race horses who suddenly find themselves in the kill pens at local auctions. Katie Merwick, the one woman dynamo who runs the place is one of the most courageous women I know of.
Award winning actress Gin Hammond and the star of my audio mystery: "A Rebecca Bowen Mystery: An Elemental Horror." Gin is also one of the best dialect coaches you could ever work with.
My home away from home, Cafe Kanape, I'm there at least two mornings a week and must have... absolutely MUST have my honey crepe for breakfast.
The Tart Blog! The Ladies Guide to Exotic Literature, run by Trixie because, after all, Trix are for Tarts! It is my fervent hope that Trixie decides to ask me a few questions about "The Enchantress" after all, she has a personal connection to it. Be A Tart is also on etsy.com with:
Tart Designs at etsy. Shop owner is Beatrix and there's wonderful soap, lip glosses and falls there, and that's just a start. This is one smart, sassy, crafty and totally fabulous woman. Expect big things from her!
Audio Cinema Entertainment is located in Southern California producing audio drama and Movies in Audio, audio books and a great many other ventures.
Their signature piece, The Adventures of Captain Hudson has a thrilling fully realized soundscape with plenty of action and terrific music.
And now a list of some other terrific links:
jbhoffman.com for vintage mid-century furniture and decor (photos to come!)
thomasstbistro.com, the Thomas Street Bistro, a great little restaurant on Capitol Hill, very small, very intimate, very wonderful.
jimfrenchproductions.com for Audio Drama, producing the longest running private detective serial in the history of United States radio.
seattlestar.net a new cultural e-magazine for Seattle and surrounding area.
leviathanchronicles.com for some of my favorite audio drama
screenplayers.net a great group of screenwriters.
sophiahatstudio.com a great little studio to record all manner of work
soundsnap.com my very favorite place to get sound effects.
wednesdaywolf.com a terrific young horror artist