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My Summer Schedule

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I have secured an editor and will be shipping off “Inside the Gold Plated Pistol” in the middle of July. I am relieved it is about ready for a professional look. I see a light at the end of the tunnel! Take a look at the tab on top of my blog to meet the characters.

Here is what you can expect on my blog this summer:

Soon – a post about Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn, and The Birds.

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June 13 – Pete and I will be co-hosting the Lucky 13 Film Club together. We’ll be looking at the style of Brian DePalma films. Please join us and share your thoughts.

Late June – Back from the annual educational traveling trip. This year I’m revisiting Rome and exploring for the first time, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. Lots of pictures to post!

The rest of the time, I’ll be spit-shining the manuscript. I’ll do my best to visit your posts, but I want to honor my July deadline.


Love & Friendship,


47 thoughts on “My Summer Schedule”

  1. I am envious of your trip to Italy, and will anticipate the photos. Looking forward to the L13FC, and also to buying a copy of your new book! πŸ™‚
    As for ‘The Birds’? Well it is Hitchcock, so you can anticipate my response. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. I am so JEALOUS! Congratulations!!!! An editor is exactly what I need at this point, having almost finished my second draft. Again, congrats =] I will have to meet your characters, as I’m now in a much better state of mind and now have the mental energy to read other blogs

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  3. Oh, and I look forward to your comments on The Birds. Sadly I have no seen many of Hitchcock’s stuff, pathetic really I know, but when I saw The Birds after Psycho I actually preferred the former as it was so creepy, and you just never knew when those damned birds were gonna come!!


      1. I’m not surprised!! Its a pretty dark film, from memory, it has been a while. I really need to catch up on many of his other films though, I think I have seen one other apart from those two. The shame!

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  4. Great post πŸ™‚ That sounds like an awesome discussion that you will be conducting or co-conducting. Daphne Du Maurier and two Alfred Hitchcock films with it (in this case Jamaica Inn and The Birds). I did a post on Hitchcock a month or two ago regarding my favorite films of his and The Birds is up there. Another Du Maurier work was also adapted by Nicolas Roeg in 1973 with Don’t Look Now. I am also a huge fan of director Brian De Palma, who I did another blog entry on earlier regarding my favorite films of his. That one sounds like another meaningful discussion forum that you will be conducting or co-conducting. Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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          1. Great! On your blog, it seems to be exclusively lists. And what ranges of interest you have. I was wondering if you thought of telling your readers why number 1 is the best, etc. I think I could learn a lot from you. Many of your lists are people and films I’ve never heard of before.


          2. That is something I totally have to do. I have actually written reviews in the past, but the number of them are in the single digits. Some examples are: Twilight Zone: The Movie, An American Werewolf in London and The Thing. Feel free to use my search engine on my site whenever you visit it and want to read it πŸ™‚ Once again, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  5. Congratulations on your book. I will have things to say on Brian De Palma. I have also signed up for the Annual Hitchcock Blogathon (to be held in July) with my review of The Birds, so will also like to contribute to your post when the time comes.
    It is also great that you are going to Italy. I have been only to Rome and lived in Florence, but my goal has always been to go to Venice and Naples someday. I take it is not long to Pompeii from Naples, and Pompeii is so rich in archaeological finds that I believe it is really a very interesting place to see.

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  6. Fantastic news about the book Cindy and look forward to seeing your L13FC with Pete. Can’t wait for your travails about your travels but hopefully you keep the word count lower than my posts. πŸ™‚ You got any advice for people going to a country without a tour group where the national language is not English? Is it easy to get by in Italy or France with a phrase book and winning smile?

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    1. Lloyd, the trend these days is to use your smartphone and have what you want to be said translated into their language and let the phone speak for you.
      Most places in Europe, in the cities, they will speak English. Of course, you should try to speak their language unless you are in France, then they are disgusted you are butchering it. Hotel reception desk personnel, the concierge, is invaluable. They will take care to see your wants and needs are met. Greece especially. Spain. All very sweet and helpful. Germany and France, not so. I don’t have a clue about the Asian or Latin American countries, alas.
      Personally, I study up on conversational phrases and try my best to absorb it in. That’s the adventure!

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