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Today I sat down for a fun chat with Maria K. Alexander one of my blog mates at The Violet Femme’s about RETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS. She had some interesting questions about Emma, Rafe and the town. Stop by and … Continue reading
This past week has been a whirlwind. From the moment I realized my book was made available for its Kindle Exclusive Pre-Release, you have commented, shared posts on Facebook, tweeted, emailed and word of mouthed this milestone. SIX of you … Continue reading
I took my daughter to see the movie Brave yesterday. I didn’t get what I expected. I got so much more. On the way home we joked that we kept waiting for the Princess to find her Prince. Disney billed this in the countless commercials we’ve seen for the month leading up to the opening as Merida hopes to escape an arranged marriage. Pixar, however, had other plans. As a romance writer, I will never discount the importance of the Prince, but this movie focused on a much more complex relationship than love at first site, or the hero to the rescue, or even the fight for true love. With the Hollywood landscape so focused on the male hero, something Meryl Streep eloquently discussed at the recent 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards http://www.webpronews.com/meryl-streep-wants-hollywood-to-give-women-a-chance-2012-06, Brave bravely turns a focused attention to the complexities within the mother / daughter relationship.