Author: diana

From the 2nd Whitest City in America

From the 2nd Whitest City in America

Welcome to Springfield, MO. Behind a city of extraordinary talents, some of the old ways die hard.  In the April 29th edition of the Springfield News-Leader, columnist Joe Snider penned a piece entitled, “Americans don’t owe slave descendants any apologies”   in which he referred to black youths as “colored.” No joke. Hey – I’m all for free speech (I...

SG-1 Four Dragons: Getting Ready

SG-1 Four Dragons: Getting Ready

Apparently, a half dozen chocolate-covered strawberries works as well as a stiff cup of coffee so tonight’s post is brought to you courtesy of a slight dose of food induced insomnia. Sweet artwork, huh?  Lindsey Allen of Fandemonium hit the nail on the head with her cover for my upcoming Stargate SG-1 novel.  There’s a good reason that symbiote’s on the...

Yes, Dorothy – Teleplay competitions are a great way to bang at the door

Yes, Dorothy – Teleplay competitions are a great way to bang at the door

Pound for pound, these days the better storytelling is happening in television. –Newsweek For those trying to break into screenwriting as a career, there’s a lot to be said for trying your hand at writing a few spec teleplays — especially for 1 Hour Dramedies (That wonderful hybrid of drama AND comedy). Face it, in a good year a 100+...

The Electric Kool-Aid E-Book Test

The Electric Kool-Aid E-Book Test

Like pretty much every techno-readaholic on the planet, I’ve been ‘in the market’ for an eBook reader for quite some time. Not because I can instantly get books (versus an almost 2 hour drive RT). Not because I can carry dozens of books around on one lightweight device, but because I’m sick and tired of wearing glasses when I read....