Congrats to Aprilynne Pike on her Disney deal. "Wings" is slated to be a movie with Miley Cyrus. Faeries are so in. The faeries in my book "Domus" are anxious to fly. I'm making some serious changes...thanks to my readers who keep me motivated.
Happy Birthday to Erle Stanley Gardner who was born on this date in 1889. He began writing in the 1920's and published his first Perry Mason novel in 1933. He was successful not only under his own name but his pen names as well: A.A. Fair, Robert Parr, Carleton Kendrake and Charles M. Green. Erle had a sense of humor even when endorsing checks: "It's a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check."
HOO HA for the success of the Harry Potter movie. My family and I had a great time at the midnight showing...costumes, beach balls and good clean fun. No vulgarities. No destructive behavior. It is heartening to see college-age kids still hanging in there after falling in love with Harry at early ages. A few of the adults "acted out" by responding to the playfulness and good humor with controling overreactions. They should take a clue from the kids...chill.