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Pitch and proposal

I am working on a full-scale pitch and proposal for a new novel, an attempt at getting a foot in the door with a high-profile publisher, with a target of 75.000 words, possibly as a first in a series (and yes, I’ve got ideas already about where the series might be going).

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Queen of the screwballs

carole953-789x1024To some is Garbo, to some is Dietrich.
For me, when it comes to classic Hollywood beauties, the epitome of 1930s cinema, it is Carole Lombard.
What I think really got me, about Lombard, was her laughter, her being notoriously a prankster. I love funny women (because I love intelligent women, and humor is a sign of intelligence).
Anyway, I’m sure I’ve already bored you to death in the past about Lombard, but this week is special in a sad way – on the 16th it will be the 75th anniversary of the tragic air crash just east of Las Vegas that in 1942 killed 22, including Carole Lombard and her mother.
There’s some stuff coming up – a blogathon, a few posts, but while I am at it, I thought I’d do a photo gallery.
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