Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I was recently tagged as part of The Next Big Thing, a writers' blog journey, by Stephanie Osborn. Her blog can be found at http://stephanie-osborn.blogspot.com/
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Young Adult Dark Fantasy
4) Which actors would you chose to play characters in a movie rendition?
That's a hard question. When I "see" the movie version in my head, I see it as a CG-type of film only because the world of the North Pole is so whimsical, that I'm not so sure real-life sets/actors could carry it over. But not animated like "Brave", but more along the style of the recent "Beowulf" movie a few years back. I think Emma Stone LOOKS exactly like how I envisioned Ember. If Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava, ever gets into acting, she's also be a good look-a-like for Ember. Sturd is different, altogether! He's definitely a character that would be solely in the hands of CGI!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Then, on December 10th, author Maria DeVivo will be guest blogging right here as part of "The Next Big Thing"!
This time of year usually gets me all sentimental and pensive. I like to think about "constants" that have been in my life. They're like warm blankets to curl up under in my brain. When I was younger, I hate to admit this, but my sister, Ginger, was a constant in my world. She did this thing every morning where she had to stand in front of the mirror and make this awful clicking noise with her mouth. She would only do this for a few minutes, and it grated on my every nerve, but when I left for the Mines and woke up lonely in my den, the absence of that horrific sound was worse than the sound itself.
As time passed, my new constant became my pick axe... Delilah. The sound as she chips away at the hard rock of the caverns is rhythmic, soothing, melodic... like a mouth making a ritualistic clicking sound in front of teh mirror....
Not up on your pick axe knowledge? This might help you get a better vision...
Friday, November 30, 2012
So, as I was surfing the world wide web (do you people even call it that anymore?) I stumbled across this cute little recipe. My world is surrounded by coal... actual COAL... but if you were thinking of bringing some of my world into yours, here's a recipe for some homemade candy coal. Even if your loved ones were good this year and are definitely on the nice list, wouldn't this be a funny little reminder that they COULD be on the naughty list?
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Maybe we'll soon see that we're not so different after all!