Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"But ___________ didn't know the zombies were there!"
"_________ sucks. I hope _________ dies. "
I never thought of this particular scene in that way. I love hearing from the editor what she thinks. Plus, she's emotionally invested in the characters so I must be doing something right!
I wanted to play the Sims 2, get some reference stuff together for Detra for the new cover and think about what comes next in Siege. So I did all three.
Jenni is exactly how I imagine her in my head. Katie is pretty close.
Here are Jenni and Katie as Sims 2 Characters:
Monday, June 29, 2009
So Detra ended up with stick figures with arrows and text saying things like "Jenni with an ax" and "zombie head." I hope he can make sense of it! I may post the new cover and my terrible stick figure cover in the near future.
Meanwhile, I am still working on ATWD:Siege. I am taking Thursday and Friday off this week to dedicate to the novel. My goal is to be done with the rewrite by Sunday afternoon. Then I'll dive into the edits for the first part of the book as I hand off the second half to the editor the following Monday.
My goal is to have As The World Dies: Siege out by August.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
In other news, I am editing a new witches anthology for the Library of Horror Press. I'm very excited and so far the submissions have been pretty darn good.
There is more news brewing, but I can't share everything quite yet.
Things are going well with the option negotiation for the As The World Dies trilogy. Hopefully, once everything is signed and dotted, we'll be on the road to a freaking awesome zombie TV show or movie. Keep your fingers and toes crossed!!
Anyway, back to the grind. I'm determined to get ATWD:Siege out by early August. I'm getting your emails on a daily basis asking for it. Trust me, those emails keep the fire lit under my rear.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well, I am in talks to option the TV/Film rights of the trilogy.
What does this mean?
It means that someone out in the sunny world of LA believes in the story.
If I sell the rights, they will then start shopping it around in hopes of getting a deal that will get ATWD onto a screen near you.
We're still in talks and nothing is set in stone, but it's looking good.
I will keep you posted.
Friday, June 5, 2009
The recent ruling in California gutted me and I was quite livid that day. I do see the issue as one about civil rights and that people use their own personal and/or religious beliefs to take away the rights of others makes me sick to my stomach.
I am a Christian, but I am not a fundamentalist. My beliefs are personal to my life and how I conduct myself. My relationship with God is also very personal and precious to me. My faith is the core of my life.
The Constitution of the United States is the core of the American legal system. It gives us rights that people from other countries kill and die for. We are blessed to have such an amazing document granting and protecting our rights.
Therefore, I find it very hard to believe that a group of people want to disregard the Constitution and impose their personal belief system on other people. They want to restrict the rights of others not based on the Constitution, but on what they believe is true. The fact that they cannot see that this as dangerous and wrong, blows my mind. We live in a democracy, not a theocracy.
Frankly, the idea of the US as a theocracy scares me to death. Some people think it sounds great because they believe their religion would end up dictating the laws. But would they feel the same way if a religion they didn't agree with was the one in power?
Civil Rights and Marriage Equality is about the contractual aspect of marriage. It is about the law and rights granted by the law. It is not about religion or someones personal beliefs.
On a personal level, I do want to state that gay marriage won't affect my marriage to my husband. Our marriage is between us. It is both a legal and spiritual contract we entered into based on our commitment and love for each other. That people believe that somehow gay marriage will suddenly affect theirs, blows my mind.
I think that gay marriage has become a convenient distraction from the true issues affecting marriages and families today. Divorce, domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism, and drug abuse affect families much more than the gay neighbors next door. But it is a lot easier for people to point fingers at others than address the issues in their own home.
Maybe this post is harsh. I don't know. I just know that people need to start taking care of their own families and lives and leave others alone. Let our Constitution be our guide to civil liberties, not fear.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The interviewer is the fabulous Kody Boye, who just had his first zombie novel, Sunrise, released by the Library of the Living Dead in both paperback and Kindle formats. I'm planning on ordering my copy soon!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The first suggestions for Juan have arrived. Frankly, any of these guys could do it. They're all so CUTE!
What do you think?
Monday, June 1, 2009
should it ever be made into a movie or TV show and I had no real suggestions. So I'm wondering what ya'll think
For my favorite cast suggestion, you will get a free signed copy of As The World Dies: Siege when it comes out later this year
Previous suggestions have been:
Jenni- Basically, no suggestions. Someone tossed out Michelle Rodriguez, but I can't see it. Can you?Travis
Ben Browder (Farscape, SG-1)
Juan- (he resembles Robert Rodriguez, the director, in the book) No suggestions
If you come up with any suggestions for minor characters, post those too!
I'm anxious to see your suggestions.
A suggestion was made on the Library of the Living Dead Forum here for the role of Jenni.
But if you went for someone who could play crazy (and Mia can), I would offer up Summer Glau.
This suggestion also came from the Library of the Living Dead forum. I REALLY like it.
Jordana Brewster is Latina (like Jenni) and can seriously kick ass if she wants to.