Just saw the trailer for the new Disney Christmas movie SAVING MR. BANKS, which is about the efforts of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to convince P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow him to make a movie of her books recounting the adventures of MARY POPPINS. Travers was adamantly opposed, not wanting her characters to be turned into an animated film.
Their clash and Disney's subsequent convincing her to allow the live-action movie has been documented in a couple of books but Hanks and Thompson, and MARY POPPINS, are such favorites of mine, and seem so right for the characters that I can imagine it will be hilarious, heart-breaking and end on such a joyous note as to push all the buttons a great Disney film is famous for pushing.
I look forward to it with great anticipation. And dream of the day some Hollywood producer would want to make one of my stories into a movie!
Monday, July 1, 2013
For years the available ladies of CoveHaven have attempted to get handsome widower MATT BARTHOLOMEW back into the dating game. A 'secret admirer' gift seems to have finally re-awakened his interest in the opposite sex. The local town hottie, CHRISTY SWANSON, proposes an informal contest to see who might first bed him among herself, DOROTHY ARDMORE, Matt's pre-marriage flame and a widow herself, and the young and enthusiastic, but socially inept, LUCY DRAKE. Sexual adventures among the group, abetted by an enterprising newcomer to the town, a muscular young masseur, arouse long-hidden fears and fresh appetites. All ends happily—after all it's a red-hot CoveHaven Menage—but with whom and in what combination?
Do check it out at Secret Cravings Publishing for a steamy excerpt!