Directing Herbert White: Poems – the debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco.  Jimmy Fallon asks James to catch everyone up on all of his recent work, including a short film, a poetry book and starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway.

Audible.com Interview with Roz Savage on “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing”

  Learn more about Roz Savage and her adventures in her book, Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific. I was inspired in my decision to row the Atlantic by a book called, “Cave in the Snow”, by Tenzin Palmo http://t.co/5mAT5XKk7O — Roz Savage (@rozsavage) February 28,… Read more.

Romance Is My Day Job Trailer–Behind the Scenes

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Black and White Reading (2)In our apartment, here I am reading my lines, trying not to croak or squeak. Luckily, I had high-octane coffee to help. Trailer Director was single-minded and knew exactly how I needed to read the lines and what to emphasize. He accidentally left his marked up script on our couch and I kept it as a souvenir.

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Bench (2)By now, six hours have gone by, thus my frowny-face. We’re in the park right in front of City Hall. It’s getting dark and I can’t wait to film the part in the cupcake bakery. We wind up getting three desserts–one dulce de leche cupcake, a pecan bar and chocolate chip cookie. If I knew then what I ordered minutes later, maybe I could have cracked a smile?

Can’t help but notice my nice blue purse.

Here’s the finished product.

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Tips for a Winning Beginning!

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iStock_000002358778Small How cool is that for a title? It rhymes and the ! just seals the deal, doesn’t it? I’ll discuss titles some other time–though, if you think about it, they are beginnings of a sort. Once I turn the page, I become a little pickier. Bookaholics have to be picky. As I weed out books from my shelf, I do a scan of the first few pages, then decide if I want to continue. It’s a great equalizer since I will recycle books by established and debuts authors. If the opening doesn’t grab me, the rest won’t either. “But the story really gets going after the first few chapters.” This I’ve heard before to convince me against a revision letter, but that’s too late for me–unless it’s a weighty tome, like Don Quixote . Here, I have different expectations. For a winning beginning in romance I want to:

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Ruth Reid’s A MIRACLE OF HOPE Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party!

A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid‘s new series, Amish Wonders, and she is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!   One winner will receive: A Kindle Fire HDX A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid Enter today by clicking one of the icons below…. Read more.

Robin Lee Hatcher’s A PROMISE KEPT Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Don’t miss Robin Lee Hatcher‘s stunning new novel, A Promise Kept. Robin is celebrating with a fun giveaway and an encouraging Facebook Author Chat Party.  One winner will receive: A Kindle Fire HDX A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 6th. Winner… Read more.