• Little Diva Rising

    It’s a Wrap!

    One of the key roles in Little Diva Rising is that of Cadence Hayes, a young hotshot Hollywood producer who calls Ellie‘s parents (Maria and Vic) to discuss a possible movie role. I had an idea of what I wanted for Cadence: somebody loud and bombastic. In my head, she sounded like Fran Dreschner’s on-screen mother, Sylvia (Renée Taylor), in The Nanny. I don’t know why I heard it like that given I always thought she was going to be young. Casting discussions with Maria yielded the name of Andrea Solonge, a talented young actress capable of an American accent …

  • Entertainment Rants,  Life of the Mind

    To Bleak or Not To Bleak

    The original Lost in Space series (1965 – 1968) began as serious science fiction, before descending into campy humour and outlandish storylines. But it worked because it found its voice, and has since become a cult classic. The rebooted Lost…

  • Life of the Mind

    No Doubt

    As a writer, there’s lots of stuff you’ll doubt. On that list will be doubts … if your story works if the structure is sound if the plot/content is coherent if the characters are compelling if the prose is engaging…