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And the Oscar Goes To….

Last night, amidst all the glitz, glitter and glamour, the 89th Annual Academy Awards – the “Oscars” – were handed out in a star studded ceremony in (where else?) Hollywood, California. Among the statuettes handed out, two were for writing excellence:  Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay. Just in case you were in the […]

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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Many folks know about the SAG Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. There’s lots of hoopla surrounding it, lots of stars dressed up in designer clothes, a red carpet and fawning correspondents. Some of you might even watch the ceremony. But did you know there are also major industry awards given out by the Writers […]

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Remembering Carrie Fisher

An Actress, Yes, But Also an Amazing Writer I first came across Carrie Fisher, as so many of us did, as the feisty Princess Leia Organa in 1977’s cinematic classic Star Wars. That movie holds a special place in my heart, not only for what it is, but because it completely blew me away when […]

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Jackie Collins, 1937 – 2015

Bestselling author Jackie Collins, who in 2013 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to fiction and charity, died on Saturday of breast cancer.  She was 77. Ms. Collins wrote hugely popular romance novels depicting the glamour and debauchery of high society Hollywood.  She wrote 32 novels, all […]

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Review & Giveaway: Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova

Box Office Poison Phillipa Bornikova Tor Books August 6, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-2683-6 Linnet Ellery is a modern, young associate at the prestigious New York law firm of Ishmael, McGillary and Gold.  But IMG is not your average law firm – it’s what’s known as a “white-fang” firm, which means that it’s run by vampires.  That’s […]