Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
And on Sunday, August 24th at 9PM Eastern/7PM Mountain Time I will be interviewed by HorrorProfessionals.org at http://www.nowlive.com/horrorprofessionals .The call-in number: (201)-661-7217. I will be not only interviewed about my book, Haunted Richmond, but on my horror fiction and more.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Pamela K. Kinney
Time begins clean at one’s birth
The glass gets dirty
As time ages,
Racing toward the tomb of ancient pain.
Busy, busy, busy
Never taking time to stop and rest
Get to know the finer things in life
Like a bird’s song or the soft fur of a cat in your lap,
Or a lover’s kiss, light and airy on your lips
Instead people today rush around with no goal in mind
Except the grasping need for money
Survival is the key
And all it does is age us,
Physically and mentally as well as the soul.
Next time you have the chance
Sit down on your front porch
Listen. Really listen.
Watch. Really watch.
Let the day whisper the truth.
You don’t need to run around crazy
A little time out won’t kill you
So get out there and take the time
Cup of tea or coffee in hand,
Relax, and get to know the real you.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
My husband and I got to see the Star Wars: Clone Wars movie at the premiere showing at midnight on Friday, August 15th. We wore our costumes (he as stormtrooper and me as jedi master), along with another jedi from the Rebel Legion, along two clonetroopers, two Sand Troopers, Vader, a tie-fighter and a Biker Scout from Garrison Tyranus as part of the promotions for Regal Cinemas.
Now for the review. It was great! It delivered the promise that the prequels didn't. The storyline was good, the characters just right, and even the one time Padme was within glancing distance of Anakin when they looked at each other with the secret yearning, you believed in their love for each other. Something I did not in the live action movies--there both seemed too uncomfortable with esch other to be a married couple expecting a baby.
It's not to say I didn't like the prequels, it's just they were not on par with the Trilogy (though Ep 3 came the closest--except for the love scenes). If the rest of the Clone Wars TV show is as great as this movie than expect to be in for some great stuff in the tradition of Star Wars as the Trilogy gave us.
In this film, we are introduced to Ahsoka Tano, a young out of the Jedi Academy student whom Yoda sends to let Obi-Wan and Anakin know that relief is on the way for the skirmish they're involved in, plus to tell them that she is to be Anakin's padawan to train. Something that Anakin does not want. But as the film goes on, both will learn from each other, and we will see they start to grow close in the way that Master/Padawan relationships do--like Qui-Go/Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan/Anakin. She comlements Anakin's brashness with a disarming wit and innocence.
The only holdovers from the prequels who lent their voices to this are Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Matthew Wood as General Grievous, and Christopher Lee as Count Dooku. The rest are all new voice-actors, including Yoda, which was a big disappointment for me in that I wanted Frank Oz.
Anyway, I won't go on and spoil it for you, but do go see it. I promise you this space opera that will end the summer for you with great promise. And if you have children or grandchildren, this will be a film you both will enjoy.
To learn more about this film go to Star Wars: Clone Wars
I give this film 5 Dragons!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Supercharge Your Writing The Virginia Romance Writers and the Chesapeake Romance Writers are joining forces to bring you an intensive, all-day workshop with multi-talented writer, publisher and speaker Debra Dixon (www.debradixon.com). Author of Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction, a must have for any fiction writer, Ms. Dixon will present a roll-up-your-sleeves, dig-in-deep workshop including elements for plot and character development that will take your writing to a new level.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2008
Where: Williamsburg Public Library in Williamsburg, VA
Early Registration starting April 15, 2008CRW/VRW members $60.00RWA members $65.00Non-members $70.00
Registration after September 1, 2008CRW/VRW members $70.00RWA members $80.00Non-members $85.00
The day will start with registration at 9:00 am followed by opening remarks at 9:30 am. Ms. Dixon’s workshop will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 90 minute break for lunch at noon. All guests will be on their own for lunch. There are many restaurants with a wide variety of offerings within two miles of the facility.
Agent and Editor Appointments will be available in group sessions starting at 10:00 am. Agents: Suling Miller (FinePrint Literary Management) and Elaine EnglishEditors: Deb Werksman (Sourcebook), Angela James (Samhain) and an as yet unnamed editor from Harlequin/Silhouette. On refunds, due to needing to cancel after registering:30 (or more) days prior to conference = full refund 14 to 29 days prior to conference = half refund 13 days or less prior to conference = no refund (except in case of emergency)
Hotel Information: Days Inn Williamsburg Colonial Historic Area 331 Bypass Road Route 60 W & 132 S (Exit 238) Williamsburg, VA. 23185 Reservations: 1-800-759-1166To reserve a room in the conference block please give the code "writers". All rooms must be booked by October 7, 2008 to receive the discounted rate of $69.00 per night (plus tax). This price is the same regardless of the number of guests per room.Entry forms available at http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/ and can be emailed or sent snail mail to: Terri Osburn 213 Mill Creek Pkwy #3C Chesapeake, VA 23323
Payments can be made through Paypal. Link available at http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/
Monday, August 04, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
And for anyone to call in with questions or more it is (347) 838-8713.
And tomorrow, I'll be signing at the Hanover Book Festival from 10AM to 2PM at Mechanicsville VFW Building 7168 Flag Lane Mechanicsville, VA 23111 . I'll have copies of Haunted Richmond, plus copies of horror anthologies I have stories include and my chapbook of four ghost fiction stories, Beyond the Four Walls.
Directions to event:
Whether you're traveling 64 or 95, you need to get onto 295.
Take the "Tappahannock" exit which will put you onto 360E.
Stay in the right lane and turn right at the stoplight onto Bell Creek Rd.
Travel to the end of Bell Creek Rd. and continue STRAIGHT through the stoplight onto Brooking Way.
Turn right into the parking lot of the VFW Post 9808 and bear left to the parking area in the rear.