Monday, August 31, 2015

Mr. Craven's Neighborhood

"You go down the stairs to find these characters. It's not a place anyone can go, and sometimes it's not a place you want to go." Wes Craven

A career that started with Last House on the Left (1972) led horror fans through the dark neighborhoods of the soul.  33 titles as a writer, 28 titles as a director and 44 titles as a producer.
All I can say is "Thanks for a memorable and terrifying journey."

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dancing the Day Away

One was the surprise hit of the 80's which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the other featured Richard Gere in an American remake of a popular Japanese film. Today I'm chatting about two of my favorite dance films at  Isla's Grey's blog:  isla's inklings

In case you're wondering, the song was "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" which also won a Golden Globe and a Grammy for Best Duet.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Shifters-Author Interview-J.C. McKenzie

the Shucker's Booktique
After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker'sBooktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa's heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she's missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?

What inspired you to become a writer?
My mother and fellow author, Jo-Ann Carson, always encouraged me to write. I grew up in a very remote island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, and without a lot of the services often found in larger municipalities, I made up a lot of my own games and stories.

Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?)
I have too many book boyfriends to pick just one or even a few.

Tell me what inspired this story.
The Wild Rose Press announced a special project, and their description of the fictional town, Lobster Cove, Maine, sent my imagination into overdrive. Almost immediately, I envisioned Lon and Willa and the story wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it.

What is one of your favorite romantic locales?

Anywhere near the ocean. I especially love the sandstone cliffs overlooking the ocean in the Strait of Georgia.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?  

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