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Time sure does fly. Since last time I’ve updated the cover for my first novel Sunset. I’ve also revised the novel by adding several conversations from the ‘bad guys’ so the reader can get acquainted with them amid Amber’s first person narration. If you are interested is reading these updates without having to buy the book again let me know and I’ll email them to you.

My new project is coming along nicely. I’m probably halfway through. It’s completely different than anything I’ve done before and a great new experience. I hope to be finished with it before the end of the year.

I also wrote a short Christmas story about a little boy named Billy who saves Christmas by helping Santa. It’s in the editing process as we speak. So far it’s being received with kudos from those I’ve let read it. Here is the opening paragraph:

It’s common knowledge, or should be, that Santa Claus is allergic to nuts. Little boys and girls that leave cookies and milk for the jolly old elf all know this. They aren’t the problem. It’s the parents that have grown up and forgotten. Normally, Santa counts on the good boys and girls who he visits each year to take precautions, informing their parents to only supply nut free cookies, or they make them on their own. The following is a story where those precautions failed, resulting in the poisoning of the happy toy maker and the one child that could save him…

I had a lot of fun writing it. Short stories are much different than novels to write and something I haven’t done very much so it took a bit of adjustment to keep it concise and moving toward a much faster ending. I’m thinking it could become a children’s book with cool illustrations or a short pamphlet thing for Christmas time.

I’m really enjoying the new show ‘Being Human’ on Syfy. I thought the whole vampire/werewolf thing is becoming overdone but apparently as long as you have a good story the age-old battle between bloodsucker and wolf will never die. Might as well throw in a ghost as well to make things even more fun and then have them all try and live in the same house. It’s well done. Watching them each struggle to find their place in the world, as monsters, and their desire to be as normal as they can, is good TV.

Thanks for reading.
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Published on February 11, 2011 10:02 • 75 views • Tags: being-human, sunset
My latest fascination is with this seldom read (by me) genre of horror. With Dracula included I’ve only read three ‘Horror’ novels. The before mentioned Dracula, Let Me In and I Am Legend. Dracula did not start me on this horror quest. No, I read it a while ago just because it was free with an app on my iPod. But then I saw the movie Let Me In and really enjoyed it so I went to my local library and found the book. Creepy, superb, gut-wrenching, true burn in the sun vampires novel with a twist, well several but needless to say I loved it and want a sequel. For more of how I felt on this novel find the review I wrote. I don’t often write reviews unless I really like it or can’t understand why other people do. (I Am Number Four for instance or The Host though I couldn’t even stomach a review of the last so I just ‘liked’ someone else review that felt the same way. I mean I wasted enough time on the terrible excuse for a novel why waste more and write a review).

Anyway since now I was into horror I read one of the classic vampire books from the fifties in I Am Legend. It did not read like an older book. Surprisingly modern and though it was much shorter than Let Me In it took me longer to read. Not because I wasn’t in to it, I just didn’t have time to read. I was going to give it a 3 or 4 star rating until the last three words written therein. Just those three words and the impact in which they hit me and my understanding of them catapulted the small novel to five stars.

So now what? Steven King? Can you believe I’ve never read a novel from him? It’s true I haven’t. Or, what? I don’t even know any good horror novelists since it has never interested me. So if you read this and have one you just loved let me know, because I’m so digging creepy horror right now.

Switching gears now to TV I much enjoyed the first season of Being Human on Syfy. Great stories, acting and can’t wait till season two. Speaking of a second season… is it October yet??? Nope, not even summer and I’m already craving the next episode of The Walking Dead on AMC. Long time to wait but I have a feeling it’s going to be awesome.

Smallville is wrapping up. I have the last five episodes on my DVR and can’t find time to watch them. In between the sappy lame episodes there are always a few good ones. Let’s hope it wraps up in a good way.

I’m almost ashamed to say this but my guilty pleasure is The Vampire Diaries on the CW. That show never fails to shock me by killing off main characters and having twists I never saw coming. I know it’s a show for teenaged girls, and maybe I’m one in heart (my Amber Series books show that since I write in the first person tense of Amber an 18 year-old woman) but I don’t care. I love that show and I’m not ashamed anymore!

A guy at work hooked me on the small internet show Film Riot. It’s a group of people, family members and friends that teach budding film makers how to do special effects cheaply. The episodes are hilarious and very well done for such a small group. Check it out, just Google Film Riot or watch them on youtube.

'Till next time, I keep writing because I like to, not because anyone cares. Later.
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Published on May 13, 2011 13:47 • 39 views • Tags: being-human, dracula, horror, i-am-legend, let-me-in, steven-king, the-vampire-diaries, the-walking-dead