Monday, May 12, 2008

Movie Recommendation

Someday, when I get time (which means, probably never), I'm going to write up an actual review of the movie my mom and I watched yesterday afternoon. But until that time comes, let me just say that AKEELAH AND THE BEE is a wonderful, deeply satisfying movie that's mostly safe for the whole family to watch. It's a sports movie about spelling champions. It's STAND AND DELIVER meets ROCKY. It has Laurence Fishburne in a very appealing and textured role.

And I love me some Laurence Fishburne.

Rent it. Buy it. Watch it on The Movie Channel, where I saw it. If you love words, if you love learning, if you love big dreams and hard work being paid off, then you'll love AKEELAH AND THE BEE.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Little Book Business

In case you've been looking for new copies of Forbidden Temptation and haven't been able to find any, both Barnes and Noble and have copies available now.

You know, I've bought used books plenty of times, even sometimes when I could find a new copy. But I don't do that anymore, not since I've been on this end of the story and realized how little a percentage writers make from the books they sell. You can live with that if you're Nora Roberts and selling millions of books, but if you're writing category, and you have a limited print run and a very limited on-shelf time period to begin with, every little percentage of that $4.99 helps. And when people buy my books used, or borrow them from friends or hand them off to friends, that's money I don't get to see for the hard work, the blood, sweat and tears I put into my writing.

So, if you can, please buy new.

Kim Sold!

My Heart of Dixie Chaptermate Kim Lang just sold her first book to Mills and Boon Modern Heat. Go congratulate her!