Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s in a name? *CONTEST TIME*

Okay, so I’m writing a novella based in the same world as Pucker Up to be released in December. It’s about a teenage witch who needs to bring her boss’s cat back to life before she gets fired. Of course, theirs a guy/love interest who tags along to offer commentary and help her out. There’s lots of (hopefully) humor and spells gone wrong and all around fun.

I have a name for my heroine, Laney. But naming my hero has been more difficult. He started out with the temporary name of Rick Mann. *Cookies for anyone who knows the significance of that.* But I wanted something more meaningful. He’s a mystery to our Laney— tall and slender, dark shoulder length hair, dark eyes, and walks with a cane. There are lots of rumors as to how he hurt his leg from bull fight to land mine. She thinks of him as a modern day greaser. So I thought a name like Ponyboy or Sodapop would be great. Yeah, couldn’t think of anything that didn’t make him sound like a dork.

I want him to have a cool name. All I’ve come up with so far is Apollo. What can I say, I have a thing for hot speed skaters. But it still isn’t right. Maybe a cool last name for a first name. So, if YOU have any ideas of what I should name my limping hero, let me know in a comment and If I pick your suggestion, I’ll send you the novella for free when it’s released. There’s no limit to the number suggestions. So tell your friends and send in those names. I’ll end the contest by Halloween.

Have a great week and happy reading!



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Resolution Update

Every January 1st the masses vow to improve their lives during the new year. I was no exception. My resolution was to watch every Alan Rickman movie I possibly could. I have been in love with him since Hans Gruber strolled on screen and took over the movie. If you don’t know which movie I’m talking about, shame on you.

I’ve already watched all the Harry Potter films and practically melted in my chair when Professor Snape swept past, his swishy, black robes billowing behind him. My love for Severus Snape runs deeper than the awesome actor that plays him, but that a story for a different post.

I signed up for Netflix only to find they only carried a few of his movies. How could that be? Don’t they know who he is? Thankfully, I have friends that graciously allowed me to camp out on their couch to raid their DVD and video collections to get my Rickman fix. Thank you Karen and Kody. I’m still not done with my list, not even close. The man is a machine with the amount of movies he’s been in.

Life has been busy lately, with getting my three kids back in school, releasing my first ebook, and writing a short story I hope to release in December. I haven’t had time to watch any movies. But that’s gonna change. Here is my list:

1. Die Hard

2. The January Man

3. Quigley Down Under

4. Truly Madly Deeply

5. Closet Land

6. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

7. Close My Eyes

8. Bob Roberts

9. Mesmer

10. An Awfully Big Adventure

11. Sense and Sensibility

12. Rasputin

13. Michael Collins

14. Judas Kiss

15. Dark Harbor

16. Dogma

17. A Fish Tale

18. Blow Dry

19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

20. The Search for John Gissing

21. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

22. Love Actually

23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

25. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

26. Snow Cake

27. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

28. Nobel Son

29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

30. Sweeny Todd

31. Bottle Shock

32.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

33. Alice in Wonderland

34. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

It’s quite a list. So, if you live in the Sacramento area and have access to any of the above movies, don’t be selfish. I’ll bring the popcorn.


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