Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Highland Guard Dream Cast

I'm often asked by readers whether my books will ever be made into a movie. The answer: I wish! It's very rare to have a romance made into a film, and even more so for a historical romance. I actually can't think of one. Not that I don't think the books would make a great movie--I would love to see it. But the chances are pretty slim.

That, however, doesn't stop me from coming up with my "dream cast" for the hypothetical movie. Take the very yummy Chris Hemsworth above--think I might have had him in mind for a certain swaggering, seafarer? LOL.

My friend Tracy/Teresa Grant told me about a very cool website that allows authors to "cast" their novels called Storycasting. I went ahead and did THE CHIEF. As I said in the note, some of the pictures they have for the actors don't exactly match up with my image (i.e. Viggo), but you get the picture.

I usually don't like when authors tell me actors they had in mind, so if you are like that don't click through. I don't want to ruin the image for you. But I thought some of you might enjoy seeing who I had in mind. :) The website also allows you to make up your own cast, so if your image differs have at it!

I'll be popping in sporadically over the next couple weeks, but let me know what you think!

[As an aside, I'm thrilled to announce that THE VIPER is going to be released a week early! So look for it to hit stores on October 18th!]

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Spontaneity and Getting Old

I used to be more spontaneous, but as I've gotten older (and had kids) my spontaneity factor has really diminished. But yesterday when I heard on the news that there were still tickets available for the U2 show at the Coliseum, I called my husband and told him we should take the kids and go. The tickets were pretty cheap, and I figured that even if we had to leave a little early no big deal. We had an absolutely amazing time. Made me realize how I really need to do things like that more often.

I used to be a huge U2 fan. I think I saw the Joshua Tree tour about 6 times--in Los Angeles and Oakland. I was at USC at the time and my roommates and I found out where the band were staying and went down to watch for them. As I recall, we saw the edge, but no Bono. Yes, my name is Monica and I was a groupie--or want-to-be groupie, to be more accurate.

The funny thing was that as I looked around the parking lot and noticed all the gray hair, I realized how long ago this was. The average age of attendees was easily over forty. Took me a minute to realize that was me, too. :)

Do you consider yourself spontaneous? What is the most recent "last minute" adventure you had? Anyone else feeling old lately?