“St. Peter in Chains” Takes Grand Prize for Short Screenplay

. . . in Table Read My Screenplay. It will have a table read by professional actors at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

As you might imagine, I’m a bit excited. I’m very proud of this story and so, so happy to see it succeed. Next step is to get someone to produce/film it.

Well, one thing at a time. But thanks, readers, for all your support. So many of you have read the novella this script was adapted from and loved it and asked for more, and I promise you’ll see Peter and Charles again soon! And hopefully some day on screen, too!

It’s a Major Award!

Well, maybe not “major” but Christine Rains was nice enough to give me the Booker Award:

The rules for the award are that the blog it is awarded to must be at least 50% about books (or reading and writing). You’re then supposed to share your top five favorite books of all time (or more than five if you like), and offer the award to 5-10 other bookish bloggers.

Well, here are my favorite books (in no particular order):

  1. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
  2. Exit, Sherlock Holmes by Robert Lee Hall
  3. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  4. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  5. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  6. Rivers of London (aka Midnight Riot) by Ben Aaronovitch
  7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  9. The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin
  10. Any of the Hercule Poirot novels by Agatha Christie

As you see, I like a mix of things: historical fiction, mystery, fantasy . . .

I’ll have to think about who to give the award to and get back to you on that later; I’m running behind at the moment and need to get a move on my day.


Fellow author Christine Rains has awarded me the following:

Thanks, Christine! I don’t know if I really deserve them, but I’ll take what I can get. I am, in turn, supposed to pass these on to other deserving bloggers, but I don’t have much of a blogroll yet. I’ll have to think about it for a bit before sending these on.

I’m also supposed to share seven random facts about myself. I suppose this is in lieu of an acceptance speech? Well, okay . . .

  1. I can’t eat any meat that is on a bone. I mean, I guess I can, but I won’t.
  2. I got impatient and proposed to my husband instead of waiting for him to get around to it.
  3. I don’t cook.
  4. I do a pretty decent version of “Kiss Me” in karaoke.
  5. I no longer have a gallbladder.
  6. I hate flying but love to travel. Car or train trips are my favorites. Of course, sometimes you just have to fly.
  7. Though I skipped it this year, I usually teach Shakespeare, playwriting and other such courses at a local summer camp.

And oh my, I do believe it just started raining. Meanwhile, I only have a couple more hours to myself before I have to go pick up the children from school. Back to work!