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Showing posts from September, 2011

"Killer Elite"

After a long day at work, I decided to treat myself to a movie with two of my favorite actors, Robert De Niro and Jason Statham in "Killer Elite." This movie was based on real events that "pits two of the world's most elite operatives - Danny, an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (Robert De Niro) - against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Clive Owen). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse - where the predators become the prey." Open Road Films

I thoroughly loved the action scenes and it was good to see Robert De Niro - I can't get enough of this seasoned actor - he's still got it. Two thumbs up for this movie in my book!

"Baltimore Book Festival"

The Baltimore Book Festival ("BBF") features hundreds of author appearances (celebrity and local) and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine. This event took place on September 23 - 25, 2011 and I participated as an exhibitor, selling my novel,Gotta Let It Go, in the Authors' Tent on Saturday, September 24th. The Authors' Tent was buzzing all day with folks browsing the author's work, buying books, chatting with us and networking.

A very good friend of mine supported me all day by helping me to set up, meet and greet folks and keep track of my sales. I had a great time taking pics with fans who bought my books and made some great connections for future events. Overall, the BFF was great and I look forwa…

"My Fun In The Sun Vacation"

My last vacation had me travelling all over the place, hopping from one train to the next, checking in and out of hotels, shopping and enjoying the sights. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed my European vacation, but nothing beats just relaxing on the beach with uninterrupted time. Well, my Caribbean vacation allowed me to do just that and I really enjoyed visiting the following locations: Winnifred beach, Reach Falls and Frenchman Cove. The food was fantastic, the folks were very warm and generous and I enjoyed the early morning breeze that rolled over the sea and wafted through the windows of my room. Aaaaah, perfect!

Now it's back to reality until the next vacation, I'll have to savor the moments captured in my pics!

"My European Vacation"

All work and no play makes me a dull girl. Well, off to Europe I go for my vacation to Switzerland, Italy and Paris. After a long flight with no sleep, watching 3 movies non-stop and eating pretty delicious food on Delta Airlines, I arrived in Zurich, Switzerland. After going through customs and then getting my bags I was more than ready to fall asleep in my hotel room. After waking up and feeling refreshed several hours later, I headed out to explore the town and then had a bite to eat at a restaurant with outside seating. The next day I set out with my fellow travellers to Locarno, Switzerland to attend the Locarno film festival and check into another hotel.

The film festival was simply awesome. It was an open air movie theatre and the films they showed that night were a Japanese film by Hitoshi followed by "An American in Paris" starring Gene Kelly. It was a great evening. After the movies, folks were still having a party - it was 1 a.m. It was a fabulous affair!

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