Saturday, November 21, 2009

Michigan - Ohio State Game

I'm watching the game and getting aggravated. But there was just a very nice turnover! Uh, oh! Ohio State just scored.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My new books are out.

It's the middle of November with Thanksgiving around the corner. And my new book NIGHT GLITTER has finally emerged in print, though it's going to be formally marketed in March of 2010. It takes place in the early 1930s during some of the worst years of the Great Depression. And though it's romantic, passionate, and sensual, it's also a raw depiction of the poignant challenges people faced in those days.

I recently saw PUBLIC ENEMY with Johnny Depp and this weekend we saw BONNIE & CLYDE, the new musical. Both fascinated me. I'm in love with the 1930s. It was such a gritty period where the public rallied behind bank robbers after losing their houses and farms to the banks. It was a romantic era, too. An era where people pushed hard to find a good time, a way to escape their daily drudgery. Maybe that's what Bonnie & Clyde really wanted: excitement. A ticket out of the Dust Bowl and small town America.

Back then, moonshine and bootleg gin along with the radio, movies, and roadhouses offered the public a few hours of relief from those hard times. But you had to work hard at finding diversions.

Next time I may tackle fashions from that era.