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becke_davis wrote:

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Yeah... probably race car driving isn't for you. LOL.

 

I would've loved to be in some type of simulator, but I didn't have that kind of opportunity. My research was at the track both for practice time and during a race. Mike, my chief engineer, (yes, he's mine - all mine - LOL), answered sooo many questions for both books. He was amazing and very generous to let me watch his crew work for a weekend.

 


NJDamschroder wrote:

HOURS? No way. I could never do it. I fall asleep in the first hour of a road trip. LOL


 


This is fascinating! The only other author we've had at the Mystery Forum who had similar race car experiences is Lisa Gardner. Have you met her? Sounds like you have some shared interests!


Becke:

 

I recall talking to this author about car racing too. I told her about my experience of fainting in the race car in the pit at Pocono Raceway. Check Jean Brashear's page 2 of her visit:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Guest-Blog-by-Author-JEAN-BRASHEAR/td-p/1075346/highl...

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eadieburke wrote:

becke_davis wrote:

Dee_J wrote:

Yeah... probably race car driving isn't for you. LOL.

 

I would've loved to be in some type of simulator, but I didn't have that kind of opportunity. My research was at the track both for practice time and during a race. Mike, my chief engineer, (yes, he's mine - all mine - LOL), answered sooo many questions for both books. He was amazing and very generous to let me watch his crew work for a weekend.

 


NJDamschroder wrote:

HOURS? No way. I could never do it. I fall asleep in the first hour of a road trip. LOL


 


This is fascinating! The only other author we've had at the Mystery Forum who had similar race car experiences is Lisa Gardner. Have you met her? Sounds like you have some shared interests!


Becke:

 

I recall talking to this author about car racing too. I told her about my experience of fainting in the race car in the pit at Pocono Raceway. Check Jean Brashear's page 2 of her visit:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Guest-Blog-by-Author-JEAN-BRASHEAR/td-p/1075346/highl...


Oh, I forgot about that! Dee - I hope you get a chance to meet Jean one of these days!

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I haven't met Lisa or Jean, but I have read many of Lisa's books. She's amazing. I'm going to check out that link to Jean now. <G> I loved doing the research for Dangerous Race. It was so much fun. I was very lucky to have the opportunity I did at the race track.


becke_davis wrote:

eadieburke wrote:

becke_davis wrote:

Dee_J wrote:

Yeah... probably race car driving isn't for you. LOL.

 

I would've loved to be in some type of simulator, but I didn't have that kind of opportunity. My research was at the track both for practice time and during a race. Mike, my chief engineer, (yes, he's mine - all mine - LOL), answered sooo many questions for both books. He was amazing and very generous to let me watch his crew work for a weekend.

 


NJDamschroder wrote:

HOURS? No way. I could never do it. I fall asleep in the first hour of a road trip. LOL


 


This is fascinating! The only other author we've had at the Mystery Forum who had similar race car experiences is Lisa Gardner. Have you met her? Sounds like you have some shared interests!


Becke:

 

I recall talking to this author about car racing too. I told her about my experience of fainting in the race car in the pit at Pocono Raceway. Check Jean Brashear's page 2 of her visit:

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Guest-Blog-by-Author-JEAN-BRASHEAR/td-p/1075346/highl...


Oh, I forgot about that! Dee - I hope you get a chance to meet Jean one of these days!


 

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Hey gang,

 

DId anyone see my interview at Suz Brockmann's countdown to Born to Darkness? Check it out and if you want some more scoop on Hollywood, ask away.

 

http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fd1btdcountdownFeb22.html

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I love to watch TMZ. Have you heard of them or watch them?
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Actually, I never watch TMZ. I feel bad enough for actors because of thier loss of privacy and TMZ tends to be fairly brutal in their chase for dirt. I worked with Harvey 25 years ago when he was a lawyer behind the scenes at People's Court. He's come a long way.

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I love to watch TMZ. Have you heard of them or watch them?

 

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Cool. What I like is they arn't afraid to make fun of themselves. They ganged up on on Harvey lastnight. It was funny. I do feel bad for the lack of privacy. I read in a autobiography once talking about how ruthless the media can be. For me names for my characters are the hard part. I can have a story idea for weeks or months before I finaly pick a name. Do you have any problems with names?
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On occasion I have problems with names. Not always. Sometimes the characters just ARE their names, so it's easy. Other times, I do struggle. We want our characters' names to go together just like we want the characters themselves to fit together, you know? Sometimes it's a challenge.

GS2991 wrote:
Cool. What I like is they arn't afraid to make fun of themselves. They ganged up on on Harvey lastnight. It was funny. I do feel bad for the lack of privacy. I read in a autobiography once talking about how ruthless the media can be. For me names for my characters are the hard part. I can have a story idea for weeks or months before I finaly pick a name. Do you have any problems with names?

 

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Exactly. :smileyhappy:
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Dee_J wrote:

Hey gang,

 

DId anyone see my interview at Suz Brockmann's countdown to Born to Darkness? Check it out and if you want some more scoop on Hollywood, ask away.

 

http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fd1btdcountdownFeb22.html


I saw it, and you deserve special congratulations for such a great review from her, PLUS an interview!

 

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Dee_J wrote:

Hey gang,

 

DId anyone see my interview at Suz Brockmann's countdown to Born to Darkness? Check it out and if you want some more scoop on Hollywood, ask away.

 

http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fd1btdcountdownFeb22.html


I'm still kind of stumbling over the words "a 450 page handwritten novel." I know some authors write longhand (or dictate their stories), but I can't IMAGINE writing a whole book by hand. For me, that spells NIGHTMARE!!!!

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Dee -

 

How about some name-dropping from your acting and coaching days - have you worked on sitcoms we would be familiar with? What actors have you worked with?

 

Do you have any pictures of yourself from your acting days? If you'd like to share any, email them to me in jpeg attachments and I'll upload them here.

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Hi Becke, haha longhand isn't that bad. Its typing it all over on a computer that to me sounds a nightmare. I favor longhand.
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Becke,
I think I've worked with a few people you might be familiar with. My very first sitcom, I worked with a 16 year old Matthew Perry. He was a sweetie and I told him he was going to be hugely famous. He rolled his eyes at me. <G> My second series was Roseanne where I met an adorable George Clooney. I told George something similar: "You're going to own this town someday," I said. He shook his head at me. Actually, I just saw George 2 weeks ago for the first time in about 17 years. He told me I hadn't changed a day. I told him the same thing and he said, "I HAVE TO." He's still adorable. I've worked on dozens of series that didn't last very long and a few that went a few seasons. I did a pilot years ago with Betty White, Marie Osmond and Craig Furgeson. That was a blast. All wonderful people.  I wish I pictures from those days, but I've always been horrible at the picture taking. And it's not something I think about when I'm working with people.

becke_davis wrote:

Dee -

 

How about some name-dropping from your acting and coaching days - have you worked on sitcoms we would be familiar with? What actors have you worked with?

 

Do you have any pictures of yourself from your acting days? If you'd like to share any, email them to me in jpeg attachments and I'll upload them here.


 

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Becke!
LOL. I'm seeing all these posts backwards! Aw... thanks for the flower. LOL. Love it!
I know. She's amazing! I've been a fan of hers for so many years. Her new Born to Darkness is such an amazing book. Probably her best to date.

becke_davis wrote:

Dee_J wrote:

Hey gang,

 

DId anyone see my interview at Suz Brockmann's countdown to Born to Darkness? Check it out and if you want some more scoop on Hollywood, ask away.

 

http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fd1btdcountdownFeb22.html


I saw it, and you deserve special congratulations for such a great review from her, PLUS an interview!

 


 

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At the time, I didn't own a computer so I had no other choice. I drove to San Diego and crashed on my brother's sofa where I had no distractions and hand wrote 100 pages in 2 days. I'll never forget it. I think it took me somewhere around a month to get the whole thing into a computer when I finally bought one. That became my second draft since I edited as I went along.


becke_davis wrote:

Dee_J wrote:

Hey gang,

 

DId anyone see my interview at Suz Brockmann's countdown to Born to Darkness? Check it out and if you want some more scoop on Hollywood, ask away.

 

http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fd1btdcountdownFeb22.html


I'm still kind of stumbling over the words "a 450 page handwritten novel." I know some authors write longhand (or dictate their stories), but I can't IMAGINE writing a whole book by hand. For me, that spells NIGHTMARE!!!!


 

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Hi Becke, haha longhand isn't that bad. Its typing it all over on a computer that to me sounds a nightmare. I favor longhand.

Liz Lipperman doesn't like to type, either. And Lisa Unger wrote one of her books longhand. I'm sure there were others, but those two authors stick in my mind.

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Becke,
I think I've worked with a few people you might be familiar with. My very first sitcom, I worked with a 16 year old Matthew Perry. He was a sweetie and I told him he was going to be hugely famous. He rolled his eyes at me. <G> My second series was Roseanne where I met an adorable George Clooney. I told George something similar: "You're going to own this town someday," I said. He shook his head at me. Actually, I just saw George 2 weeks ago for the first time in about 17 years. He told me I hadn't changed a day. I told him the same thing and he said, "I HAVE TO." He's still adorable. I've worked on dozens of series that didn't last very long and a few that went a few seasons. I did a pilot years ago with Betty White, Marie Osmond and Craig Furgeson. That was a blast. All wonderful people.  I wish I pictures from those days, but I've always been horrible at the picture taking. And it's not something I think about when I'm working with people.

becke_davis wrote:

Dee -

 

How about some name-dropping from your acting and coaching days - have you worked on sitcoms we would be familiar with? What actors have you worked with?

 

Do you have any pictures of yourself from your acting days? If you'd like to share any, email them to me in jpeg attachments and I'll upload them here.


 


WOW!!!!! I'm impressed!!!

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LOL. It was a lot of fun, that's for sure. And Roseanne was a real hoot too. She taught me so much about being strong and standing up for myself. I did a few episodes in the first 4 seasons and they still re-run this many years later.

WOW!!!!! I'm impressed!!!


 

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Hi Dee J, Roseanne. That's really cool. I watch the re-runs every once and a while. That show is funny. Hahaha.
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