In September of 2012, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing author Stephen Spignesi, who is known as “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King”, according to Entertainment Weekly magazine, and several other reputable publications. My interview covered Mr. Spignesi’s life growing up in Connecticut, his school years, becoming a college professor, his writing career, and his love for The Beatles, and of course, writer Stephen King. The interview was truly memorable for me, and a friendship was born.
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Ask any die hard fan of Stephen King, one of the worlds greatest writers of all time, what their favorite book is, and of course the answers you get will vary. Some will say, IT, others might say, PET SEMATARY, or THE SHINING, or you might get another answer being that there are 60 other book titles he has written. However, the most consecutive answer you are likely hear is: THE STAND.
Posted November 25th, 2018. Add a comment
The Stephen King “It’s A Dollar Baby”, film program has been around since the late 1970′s. This program allows Independent filmmakers to direct a film adaptation based on one of Stephen King short stories. Director, Billy Hanson, took part in this program with his version of the Stephen King short story, SURVIVOR TYPE. This film was quite impressive, and has won many film awards.
Posted October 28th, 2018. Add a comment
When we think of those things in life that scare us, many come to mind. Disease, war, death, can be a few of the big ones, but there are simple things as well, spiders, snakes, clowns, claustrophobia, and even the fear of heights. However, there is another fear many people have, FLYING!
Posted October 9th, 2018. Add a comment
Trends come and go, but one of the most recent seems to be sticking around and is popular among adults. I’m talking about coloring books… for adults! Yes, that childhood pastime has returned, but this time it’s with themes that appeal to the nature of us grownups, and with a vast variety of subjects, this new market has opened the door for many artists and illustrators, allowing them as well, the opportunity to do something fun and whimsical with their art.
Posted April 20th, 2018. Add a comment
Here we are, already in the first week of January 2018, looking forward to new goals, plans, and possibilities. Before you pack up your Christmas tree, or start your 2018 to do list, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the best that 2017 had to offer in film. Here are my…Top 15… favorite films of 2017.
Posted January 7th, 2018. Add a comment
Sarah French has proven time and time again that she is a talented actress, climbing the ladder of success. Now she has decided to add to her repertoire, trying her hand at writing. Her first book…Haunted Journeys: Salem, is co-written with Joe Knetter. It is an informational book, and I found it fun to read. Not too wordy, nor boring, but just enough to pique my interest and curiosity.
Posted December 10th, 2017. Add a comment
To be a fan of something, anything (movies, books, music, games, tv shows), you can watch them 100 times, read the books over and over, dress up in Cosplay, go to conventions, have huge collections, heck..even have tattoos of your favorite characters! However, I believe a truly, major, die-hard fan does all those things AND does something else: studies! I mean, why not go deep into your fandom and find out fun facts, secrets, behind-the-scenes stories, and trivia that you may have never known before. One of the ways of doing this is by buying books about that favorite thing. In this case, the subject is, without question, one of the top greatest writers of our time: STEPHEN KING!
Posted December 1st, 2017. Add a comment
When it comes to writing, they say, “one should write what they know.” Well, Mick Garris knows PLENTY, about living in the San Fernando Valley, and equally as much about the film industry. In his last novel, Salome, he covered both of those subjects, and now in his latest, he draws us back in again to the world of, bright lights and movie stars, or should I say…just another day in the Valley!
Posted October 7th, 2016. Add a comment
I have read many autobiographies in my life. I’ve found them to be the answer to that question many of us may have: What REALLY goes on behind the scenes? Some bio’s play it safe and sugarcoat, while others go ALL out, and tell it like it is. In this case, actress Rutanya Alda, has done that very thing, gone all out, and tells it like it is.