Monday, October 31, 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
- Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was rejected by six publishers before she found someone who wanted it. Also, this is a Hercule Poirot story, so this means she created one of the most enduring figures in literature right out of the gate in her first novel. Amazing.
- She is a surfing legend. Didn't see that one coming.
- Information about thallium poisoning in her novel The Pale Horse helped Scotland Yard catch a serial killer and a nurse save a poisoned baby's life
- She wrote romance novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott. Where did she find the time? Under her own name, she wrote 66 novels, 14 short story collections, in addition to several plays, including The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in history. On top of all that, according to the article, she also wrote a screenplay adaptation of Charles Dickens's Bleak House, one of her favorite novels, for MGM, which sadly was never filmed.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
That's all, aspiring TV writing and directing folks: Warner Bros. shutters its TV Workshops (+ updated news)
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
SURPRISE!!! He thought he was walking into the restaurant manager's office because Diane had slipped on her way to the ladies room. It was actually a ruse to spring his 50th surprise birthday party on him! It wasn't even an office - it was a banquet room. Diane put that sign on the door. I helped her prep earlier in the day and she was a wreck fearing it wouldn't go off as planned. It was the only time I can remember ever seeing Diane nervous, and everything went perfect. Great night! Shiloh Inn, Pomona CA.