Movies and TV
Film Vs. Novel–Whose Story Is It Anyway?
In my ten days in New Zealand watching Sweet Georgia Gal, one of my first novels, being turned into a movie for German television, I answered a lot of questions. I asked a lot, too, since that’s a hazard of my profession, plus I drew a lot of comparisons between New Zealand, Germany and the United…Read More
Wonders Down Under–Filmmaking in New Zealand
A movie set is a village, complete with solutions to all life’s pressing problems. Places to eat, rest, clothe yourself, and, of course, a place where that most primal of needs, the telling of stories, comes to life in a very special way. We arrived in New Zealand in the morning, rested and showered then…Read More
Just In From New Zealand
Yes, I made it! This is me, after 24 hours in an airplane, watching the fourth book I ever wrote being made into a film for German television. Stay tuned for updates from down under this week.Read More
The Wild Blue Yonder–New Zealand, Blizzards, Movies, and My Novels
We take so many things for granted. You know that already, I’m sure, but recently I’ve had the lesson significantly reinforced. For instance, hopping a plane and arriving on time. Or at least on the right day. Or at worst, the right week. Those of you who visit my Facebook page know that after two…Read More
Expect the Unexpected–Serendipities and Lagniappe
Those of you following my blog know I’m spending some time this summer at one of my favorite places, Chautauqua Institution in Western New York. Chautauqua is unique in many ways. The grounds are both historic and lovely, the lake it sits on is picture perfect. And in addition to the usual summertime pursuits, Chautauqua…Read More
Live Long and Prosper
I am a Trekkie. I don’t go to conventions, and I don’t dress in costume–although I once made a complicated Star Fleet uniform for one of my sons. Now that he’s well into his twenties, I’m sure he would prefer I not discuss how cute he looked as Captain Kirk.Read More
I Just Can’t Understand You!
“Hamburg (ots) – reader reaches and inspires you with their projecting seeds and romantic stories women such as men with their books millions. Now equivalent two novel filmings are radiated by Emilie Richard to the Prime time on Sunday in the Second Channel of German Television. On 3 May the Second Channel of German Television…Read More
I loved many things about my years in New Orleans, not the least of which was the local custom of giving “lagniappe” which simply means something extra and unexpected. Just having a word to express the idea made it easier for me to appreciate lagniappe when it was offered to me. Several weeks ago I received writer lagniappe. When…Read More