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FUN

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Appearances, Author Talks, Book-Signings, Workshops

 

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STUFF I LOVE

I love the Collingwood football team, New York, Italy, "The West Wing", stationery, M&Ms, blue skies with white fluffy clouds, lukewarm coffee, rich decadent red, clotted cream, Jack Vettriano, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, US presidential elections, steak dinners, the Yankees, Brown Brothers wine, Ugh boots, velvet jackets, citrus scents, gardenias, bubble baths, bird song, muscat grapes, getting paid to write books, and my gorgeous family.

 

 

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Then there's my love of...

 

BOOKS

 

'Catch 22’ by Joseph Heller

(wittiest, most clever, twisty, turny shocking, fantastic writing on the planet)


‘The Prince in Waiting’ Trilogy by John Christopher

 (the writer who first gave me a love of reading - an out of print young adult gem)

 

‘The Princess Bride’ by William Goldman

(glorious, sweet, heavenly, hilarious, tongue in cheek)

 

‘Ice Station’ by Matthew Reilly

(you will not be able to stop turning the pages!)


'HMS ULYSSES’ by Alistair Maclean

(My Mum's favourite book - a real gut-wrencher - I could barely read the last three chapters through the tears)

 

The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich

(Joe Morelli, Grandma Mazur, all those destroyed cars, out of control hair, and in book five the best cliff hanger ending to a book ever!)

 

The Chinook Hockey books by Rachel Gibson

Big strong men, fun feisty women, yum!


All of the Harry Potter books by J K Rowling

(look past the hype, look past the rags to riches story, and look to the language, especially of the early books  - a pure delight)

 

With these guys I know I will never go wrong...

 

Dick Francis
LaVyrle Spencer

Kristan Higgins

Jill Shalvis

 

 

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TV SHOWS

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 

Gilmore girls

 

Tour of Duty

 

The West Wing

 

Sex and the City

 

Shameless

 

The Sopranos

 

Arrested Development

 

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MOVIES
 

The Godfather Trilogy (from the first moment I laid eyes on the lot of them I was determined to marry an Italian!)


Notting Hill (the ending is my version of heaven)


Tangled (It's ok to have a crush on a cartoon character right?)


Aliens (nothing like the others, but its my very, very fave!!!)

 

Field of Dreams (you can't beat a bit of magic in the air, the soundtrack gives me goosebumps)

 

Pride and Prejudice (No explanation required, I'm sure...)

 

Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally,  Funny Girl, The Way We Were,

La Femme Nikita, Cyrano de Bergerac (nothing like a weepie romance!)

 

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MOVIE LINES

 

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Jaws
 

"I have to return some video tapes."

American Psycho

 

"What do they think I am, dumb or something?  Why I make more money than Calvin Coolidge put together."

Singin' in the Rain
 

"Nobody’s perfect."

Some Like It Hot

 

"Excuse me while I whip this out."

Blazing Saddles
 

'It hurts when I smile.'

'I can fix that.'

Ghost Town

 

"Do you know what's wrong with you?"

"No, what?"
"Nothing."

Charade

 

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

 

"Spend time doing whatever it is that makes you feel like there are sparks bouncing around your sternum."

 

... Nora Jane Struthers

 

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

 

... Roald Dahl

 

 

 

 

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