As S.H. Baker, I write the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series, based in SW Louisiana in the 20s. I love writing; it helps me work out my daily engineering anxieties. I also write romance as Sarah Storme -- got to stay well-rounded.
I love books! My favorite authors are James Lee Burke, Ellis Peters, Dick Francis, Dame Agatha, Eliot Pattison, Sandra Brown, Nevada Barr, Mark Twain, David L. Robbins (one of my new favorites after reading "Last Citadel" -- wow! What a writer!), and so many more.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Forever Knight, all the BBC shows (As Time Goes By, Ballykissangel, etc.), Mystery on PBS (especially Foyle's War and Cadfael), Sound of Music, Aliens, My Fair Lady, Law & Order (the original), The Andy Griffith Show, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gladiator, and too many to list.
Be sure to let me know if you ever come through these parts. With my husband's job, we're everywhere. Live in Lake Charles but we'll be working in Beaumont after the first of the year. B&N in Bmt. used to arrange a pretty good signing. I'll be happy to spread the word to area writer's groups. Just holler. :)
AND, I've got to check out the Dassas Cormier mysteries. Sounds like my neck of the woods. BTW -- what part of NM do you live in? I lived in Albuquerque for three months in the 70s, and in El Paso, Tx, next door to NM, for 18 years before moving to central Texas.
Vinton--Orange's backdoor, or is it front? Thrilled to connect, Sarah! Glad I tapped into your friendly face and sent the invite. So many great folks on CS. I need to spend more time on it, getting acquainted. Guess I'll have to stop sleeping!
Karen, I understand. I've seen the entire series of As Time Goes By at least 3 times, maybe more. I'm anxious for them to rebroadcast Foyle's War on Mystery -- I missed a few. What a fantastic series! And I'm working on something now set in the 40s. Hmm. I wonder if it would do any good to write PBS. ~~Sarah