At age ten I decided to be a writer. My friend and I were in our favorite reading spot, a small clearing in a wooded area with a blanket between us and a colony of ants. I hugged my just-finished book to my chest, watched wisps of clouds drift across the blue expanse of sky, and relived every precious moment of the story. Right then I decided that I wanted to write stories that perhaps would have another girl lost in a book on a sunny summer afternoon.
Since then, my professional experience has been primarily in journalism and non-fiction, but I do have one mystery published and am working on others. I also have written numerous screenplays and stage plays, and had the thrilling experience of directing one of my plays at The Trails Country Center for the Arts here in East Texas.
Mystic River and others by Dennis Lehane
T. Jefferson Parker
Robert B. Parker
Chick Lit by Laura Castoro
and many more.....
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Wow! How much space is there to list here?
I love Noir films and especially like the Blue Dahlia and others of that ilk. I also like chick flicks and comedies and modern suspense movies.
On television I enjoy most shows that involve crime - Law and Order, CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and I love Heros.
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Where have you visited in Texas? I lived for a while in the Dallas area, but now am in East Texas. Beautiful place that reminds me of Central Michigan. No Way Back is not one of the books I ordered. I guess I'll have to add that to my wish list.
Maryann - well all the best right back to you.
Please let me know how things go with the books. I have visited Texas some five times now and I gotta tell you, I love it. Just love it - so much so that (without giving the story away) I set some key chapters and scenes of my book NO WAY BACK in Texas.
All the best,
Thanks for stopping by, Maryann. Re: The Deerhunter -- I was lucky enough to see an early screening when it came out and I remember walking out of the screening room feeling emotionally wiped out. The Russian Roulette scenes alone are enough to kill you...
Hi Maryann, haven't read The Black Dog by Stephen, but I am always looking for entertaining, excellent stories to keep me occupied when not writing. I add it to the ever-growing list and make a purchase on my next trip to town. Have a wonderful 2008.