Shadow Queen by Deborah Kalin
Les very generously says:
There were three very good responses. Andrew Warrilow did the hard yards and researched the web, and then came up with a splendid response; Thoraiya mimed a brilliant answer and gave me a great smile for an hour, and Narelle was right on song with her response.
The other responses from BartBart, Greta and Melissa were well considered.
However, the answer that comes the closest to what I imagined when writing out the question was Narelle’s, therefore she wins the give-away and I’d be delighted to do a cover for her. If Andrew and Thoraiya want to get in touch with me, I’ll see what consolation prizes I can come up with.
So Narelle for your free cover contact Les on this email address: les(at)lespetersen(dot)com(dot)au
And Andrew and Thoraiya contact Les to see about your consolation prizes!
Yvonne has been madly moving house and she’s finally caught up with everything. (Know how that feels, the tradies are coming today to finish the last cabinet in the kitchen and patch all the holes in the walls from 20 years of kids and teenagers wrestling). Yvonne says:
Although I really like Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, I’m going with Cecilia Jansink as the winner. How could I not when she pick Milla Jovovich, who played Ultraviolet and I wrote the novelization? Ripley from Aliens is also a good answer, too.
So congratulations Cecilia, you can email Yvonne on von(at)yvonnenavarro(dot)com
Normally, I would put an interview up today, but I figured everyone is probably madly scrambling doing holiday/christmasy things so I thought I would indulge myself. I’ve watched the trailer for The Hobbit. Who hasn’t?
Sigh … Love that deep, melodic male singing.
Since this is the silly season I’ve compiled a list of the directors I would like to see turn my books into movies/TV series. Here goes:
Peter Jackson. Why? Because he took LOTR and did what I did when I read it for to boys. He picked the narrative high points. He knows how to craft a story. Have you seen The Frighteners?
Allan Ball. Why? Because I’m impressed by his interpretation of Charlaine Harris’s books – the humour, the exploration of prejudice and the humanity. A very perceptive man.
Guillermo del Toro. Why? I find his sensibility fascinating. Look at what he did with Pan’s Labyrinth and the backstory of Hellboy 2. Something can be both beautiful and frigthening.
So there you have it. This is what writers daydream about when they should be writing …
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Mark has a copy of City of Ruin to give-away. He says:
“All good answers here. It would be good to see Winston Churchill knocked down a peg or two by Mary’s mother, and Gillian’s dinner party weekend was thought out in an admirable amount of detail!
But it has to go to Nicole Murhpy, whose interest in her own family history managed to chime nicely with the mood of Christmas!”
So Nicole email Mark on:
to organise the postage of your book.