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Sep 9 '12

California Girl Chronicles: Brea’s Big Break

I have been off Brea’s Blog for several months and focused on the TV script for the pilot episode of California Girl Chronicles, which only slightly resembles the book. We finished the script, and we’ve got it out to five show-runners and three agencies to consider for packaging. I’ve been working with the producer on this process for months. It’s a long process for certain, and it requires patience. If you’re an author developing your book into a TV series or even script, be prepared to go the long haul. It takes a lot of time to get the script just right and then to go through the pitching process. In the meantime, the book is the no. #1 seller to the bookstores in the 3L Publishing catalog. The second book will be released in winter 2013. And I’ve begun writing book three, Brea Makes it Big. Back to the script, it is very funny. The book is witty, but the script is all-out laughter. If you would like a copy of the first book, please order it off the 3L Publishing website or go to Amazon and search under the title.

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Apr 7 '12

My name is Eric Northman. I’m a tax paying American and a small business owner in the great state of Louisiana. - I also happen to be a vampire.

Love this Gif! So true … the politician part!

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Mar 31 '12

starkwars:

“The nice thing is that as long as I’m doing this TV show, I’ve got fuck-you money. So I can say no to things. I never want to be in a position where I can’t defend why I said yes.”

I always liked that quote. It’s freedom to say “no” because you can! And besides, this TV show looks like an awfully fun way to make a living!

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Mar 31 '12

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Mar 26 '12
truebloodspanish:

True Blood Season 5 Behind The Scenes Photo for Promo Interview
JennGrauer

Can’t wait to wile away my Sunday nights watching True Blood, Season 5!!

truebloodspanish:

True Blood Season 5 Behind The Scenes Photo for Promo Interview

JennGrauer

Can’t wait to wile away my Sunday nights watching True Blood, Season 5!!

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Mar 24 '12
All right … ick! I was rallied to finally watch the new installment of the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series,Breaking Dawn. I am so sorry all of you ardent and zealot Twilight fans, but no go! This movie was slow, tedious and ridiculous as we spent about 50 percent of the story awaiting (oh horror), the demon baby to emerge. I felt like I was on a bad trip into an updated version of Rosemary’s Baby, which was actually a better movie. I guess if you like your vampire stories like cotton candy and bad CGI then this movie would work for you. I know it’s designed for teen entertainment, but let me say this: the sex was graphic enough that although I allowed my 14-year-old to see it when it was released in the theaters, I kind of regretted it when I laid eyes on the actual scenes. Short of body parts on display, it was pretty obvious what Bella and Edward were doing on their wedding night. Since it’s new on DVD, I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend it for the teens and I don’t recommend it with anyone with a brain cell.

All right … ick! I was rallied to finally watch the new installment of the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series,Breaking Dawn. I am so sorry all of you ardent and zealot Twilight fans, but no go! This movie was slow, tedious and ridiculous as we spent about 50 percent of the story awaiting (oh horror), the demon baby to emerge. I felt like I was on a bad trip into an updated version of Rosemary’s Baby, which was actually a better movie. I guess if you like your vampire stories like cotton candy and bad CGI then this movie would work for you. I know it’s designed for teen entertainment, but let me say this: the sex was graphic enough that although I allowed my 14-year-old to see it when it was released in the theaters, I kind of regretted it when I laid eyes on the actual scenes. Short of body parts on display, it was pretty obvious what Bella and Edward were doing on their wedding night. Since it’s new on DVD, I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend it for the teens and I don’t recommend it with anyone with a brain cell.

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Mar 20 '12

RT Book Lovers Convention - Chicago Schedule

Anyone in the Chicago area, please note my book signing schedule for California Girl Chronicles. Please come out and see me.

Tuesday April 10

 Salon

Interviews

8pm Uncommon Ground Open Mic (1401 West Devon Ave)

9pm Hungry Brain Open Mic (2319 W. Belmont Ave)

10pm Trace Polyrhythmic Open Mic (3714 N. Clark St)

Wednesday April 11

RT Booklovers Convention: 8AM Set Up for Convention

Vendor Room Hours: 1pm – 5:45pm

7pm After-Words Bookstore Book Signing (23 E. Illinois St)

Thursday April 12

RT Booklovers Convention

Vendor Room Hours: 9am – 4pm

7pm Women & Children 1st Book Signing (5233 N. Clark St)

Book Signing After Party (location yet to be determined)

Friday April 13

RT Booklovers Convention

Vendor Room Hours 9am – 4pm

Michelle has Club RT Book Signing / Featured Author Appearance at Expo at 11:45am

Networking at Con

Sat April 14

Move Booth to Grand Foyer at 9am

RT Booklovers Convention

Vendor Room Hours: 10:30am – 3pm

FAN-tastic Day Party for Published Authors: 6:15pm – 7:30pm

10pm Delphic Arts Center Open Mic (5340 W. Lawrence Ave)

Sunday April 15

Prospective Book Signing

7pm – 10pm Green Mill Cocktail Lounge Poetry Slam Open Mic (4802 N. Broadway Ave)

Mar 12 '12

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Mar 9 '12

California Girl Chronicles: Excerpt Brea and the City of Plastic

SPOILER ALERT: The following is an excerpt from California Girl Chronicles: Brea and the City of Plastic. In this scene, she meets Kale, her central love interest in the series. The book is available for sale on 3L Publishing www.3LPublishing, Amazon, Kindle, iBook, Nook and is available to order through Bakers and Taylor for bookstores.

I smiled and slinked by him just enough that he could feel my energy but far enough that we didn’t touch. I sensed his smile, turned, and grinned back. As I walked into the lounge area, I heard Drew’s band already playing. I decided to find an open stool at the bar and just hang back until he finished. Fortunately, a guy already drunk got up, or more like fell off, and weaved unsteadily toward the bathroom. I swiftly grabbed the stool, slid up, and could see Drew already at the microphone. I saw his eyes move my way, and he stared right back just for a moment. Then he drifted off into the song. Before I could order, a lemon drop was plunged in front of me by a cute guy sitting to my left. He was smoking a cigar and wafts of smoke twirled up into the air. He exuberantly grinned at me. “I bought you a drink,” he said with a wide smile that exposed perfectly white, straight teeth. He had one of those vivacious, electric smiles that you wanted to see on his face all of the time. It was sweet, genuine and nice. I found his smile very attractive, and I immediately warmed toward him.

“Oh, how did you know I wanted a lemon drop?” I asked with true surprise. It was my favorite drink.

“Girlie drink,” he replied with that same electric smile. “My name is Kale. I produce movies.”

I turned a bit and looked at him. Only in Hollywood did people offer what they did at the same time that they introduced themselves. I marveled at the abrupt nature of his introduction that included his job title. “My name is Brea. I write movies,” a slight lie given that I hadn’t written anything, but when in Rome or Hollywood-land.

“Hello Brea who writes movies,” his voice sounded silky. He looked right at me and took in the measure of my form with one swift appraisal. “You look more like an actress, though. Have you thought about acting?” he asked.

“No, not interested,” I responded. “Tell me, Kale, how does one end up a producer?”

Kale took a sip of his whiskey, inhaled from his cigar, blew out smoke, which made me cough, and answered, “Family money and good taste in film … well, more like good instincts on what sells.”

He reached in his shirt pocket and pulled out a card. He flipped it over and handed it to me. “You’re much too pretty to hide behind the lens,” he complimented me and extended his card, which I took. “You really should act,” he said in his silky, sublime voice. The tone of his voice alone could have seduced me.

“No, not for me, but you’re sweet and thank you,” I replied.

Now I took in my own appraisal of him. He wore all black shirt and slacks. His dark blond hair was cut short and slicked back nicely with the perfect amount of hair product so it wasn’t greasy or pasty looking. I was extremely attracted to Kale and leaned in closer. He smelled natural and sweet. He had a genuinely pleasant nature. He seemed authentic and not phony like all the want-to-be actresses and actors in this bar who posed like models. He also gave me his full attention and looked me right in the eyes. He was very tall (my fetish for tall men again) somewhere around 6’ 4”. I could tell he was roughly this tall since his lean body did not fit well on the barstool designed for average-height people. While my feet didn’t touch the ground, and I had to tuck them under the stool, his long legs reached all the way down. Yet it was his eyes that just captivated me. His eyes were light blue-green and acted like reflections for his every emotion. When he smiled, his eyes sparkled and lit up. When he frowned, his eyes darkened and seemingly deepened. He could have been Svengali and used those translucent, clear eyes to hypnotize and lull me into his mind control. I was drawn into those endless eyes, and then I had to shake myself loose so I could pay attention to what he said. He was something if not rich as he had more than just said. I wasn’t into guys for money, though, so that was really only a checkmark on my list of good points – unemployment was on the low end of that scale.

Kale and I talked back and forth. He asked about my fake script. I adlibbed and told him it wasn’t ready to share, which seemed to satisfy him. I did tell him I was laid off. I explained how I ended up at the bikini place. He was amused by the idea that trying on a bikini landed me a job but said it didn’t surprise him with my looks. Before I realized it, Drew suddenly showed up. I hadn’t noticed his set ended. I had been too busy talking and staring at Kale. Drew just seemed to show up in the middle of our conversation. He stood there and looked right at me. It took me a moment to notice him, and then I did and laughed.

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Mar 9 '12

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