Friday, November 06, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

"Bring out your dead!"

News & notes from the book world:


Progressive Dinner – such a fantastic idea! Sign up at: My Friend Amy


Jamieson Wolf's lastest book is available today, "Starlight-Starbright" Buy it now at Breathless Press

Chip MacGregor provides an excellent outline for writers and their marketing plan: God Uses Broken Vessels

Multi-author tour with lots of prizes: Sharing With Writers

National Author’s Day – did you miss it, too? Jane’s Ride

Book review site that helps author market: Marketing Tips For Authors

Sad story of censorship! Fantastic Book Reviews

An author with a burn to help young people! A Book Inside

Organizing & writing a non-fiction book: Writers in the Sky

Late review of Book II: Teens Read Too

And there's a blog award called The Circle of Friends circling the bloggy world - gee, I'd really love to receive that one! LOL

Spunky on the Road

Thought I'd share with you some of my upcoming events...

Nov. 7th 11 - 2 pm
Waldenbooks – Greenbrier Mall
Chesapeake, VA

Nov. 7th 3 - 6 pm
Waldenbooks - Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, VA

Nov. 10th 9 - 12 pm
Southeastern CC, Whiteville, NC
*seminar - Conquer Fear
Reservations - Brenda Orders
910-642-7141 ext 419 borders@sccnc.edu


TV Review

V
Yes, the series is back, updated and current.
Mixed feelings about this one. Not a lot of character development going on in the story. (Guess Battlestar jaded me - I want my character development now!) The story moved VERY quickly though. Guess they figure everyone knows the story, so why bother with suspense. Maybe they're also hoping if it moves fast enough, people won't notice that the story's not that good, either. And it sufferes from the fact we've seen it all before, and not just the orginial series. (Did "Independence Day" come to anyone else's mind when watching the ships position themselves over the cities?)
I will watch again next week, but it'll have to show improvement. Just the fact there's two former Firefly cast members on the show won't hold my attention forever!
At the moment - B-
 
Photo of the Day
 
Revisions to the cover of Book V! I guess initial review copies were too dark, so adjustments were made...

I like it!

13 comments:

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Hey, I LIKE the new cover!

I totally agree with you on "V." I had higher hopes for it - and although it DID move quickly...I don't know if I want in for the long haul to watch all the young people and so many others being sucked in to the Visitors' treachery. (yawn...)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the Friday links, Diane!

Great cover.

I missed the first episode of V...my husband and I had meant to watch it. Darn. We've set up TiVo for the others. I hate to hear about the lack of rounded characters! That'll lose me...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks Elizabeth & Crystal!

Here's hoping V improves...

The Old Silly said...

New book cover is slick! I likey. Thanks for all the tidbits and links today also, and as usual. ;)

Marvin D Wilson

Creative Chronicler said...

The cover looks great! I like the changes.

I agree with you on V, but then I just watched all of the original again a week ago and part of the originals charm was it's 80's campiness and the fact that back then all the technology that they used was not mainstream. So far the only thing I like about the new one is the twist that visitor's were already here before the ships arrived. We'll see how it plays out.

Karen Walker said...

Love the cover. Hey, are your books in Barnes and Noble. Went to find them and couldn't.
karen

Helen Ginger said...

Like the cover!

I didn't watch the new V. I wasn't all that enamored with the original and couldn't see why they'd remake it.

You're cutting it close with the two signings only an hour apart! Good luck and happy sales.

Helen
Straight From Hel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Karen, if they don't have them, my books can be ordered.

Helen, I AM cutting it close, especially if there's heavy traffic in the tunnel that day! If I boogie out the door right at 2pm, I should still arrive at the second store with time to spare.

Jai Joshi said...

Have fun at your events!

I've signed at the Waldenbooks in Greenbrier Mall and it's a fabulous place. The staff are so upbeat and welcoming. You'll have a great time there!

Jai

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's great, Jai! I've known Trish and her husband (who always comes by to see me when I'm there) for several years. I'm glad she got that store when Lynnhaven's closed.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks for the mention and good luck with the book signings! Now I must go check out some of the other interesting links you've listed.

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific new cover! Thanks for the blog recomendations. Do you ever have speaking engagements in the PA, NY, or NJ areas?

Warm regards,
Donna
Children’s Author
Write What Inspires You Blog
The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
Donna M. McDine’s Website

Mike Douglas said...

The revised cover looks good! It must be great for an author to have a pro graphics artist right there under the same roof. :)

hmmm ... Firefly cast members, eh? That's almost enough to get me interested in this new "V" ... almost, but for now I think I'll stick to my beloved Firefly DVD set.