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Month: June 2022

[Plotting About] June 2022 News

June 2022 News!

Movie News:

Doctor Strange 2 Electric Boogaloo – Gets an A for getting Raimi back in the directing chair. A for the cameos that have already leaked. A for the horror-vibes that I think my audience wasn’t prepared for. It gets a D for not sticking the landing. The stingers are coming up with characters I need to look up on Wikipedia, Elementals did the same thing.

Top Gun: Maverick – Go see this on the biggest screen you can find. Loved it.

Lightyear: – I want to see this but the fact it’s PG and school is out. I may wait even though the designs look awesome. The art book is already out, btw.

Jurassic World 2: Bringing back the original cast and the new cast. The reviews have not been favorable.

Television News:

Night Sky: Amazon Prime – looks fun haven’t watch it yet.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Paramount+ – Awesome.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Disney +

Ms Marvel: Drops Friday on Disney+.

Umbrella Academy: Season 3 on Netflix in late June.

The Boys: Season 3 on Amazon Prime.

Stranger Things Part 2: On Netflix in July.

She-Hulk: Drops in August on Disney+

Andor: Drops in August on Disney+ 12 episode for season 1 and 12 for season 2 that ends just in time for Rogue One to begin. I have hopes this will introduce characters from Rebels.

Whew. This reminds me of September in the before times when the new network shows would drop and my DVR would be full by the end of the week.

Book 2 Update

I think I found the problem with book 2 and that means dumping 27k words. We’ll see what happens..

Author Interview

Muthor Interview with Debra Zannelli.

RKB Picks

Stranger Things –

I told myself if I watched an episode a week there wouldn’t be a lull between Parts 1 and 2 of season 4. Alas, I was week and watched it all. It was perfect.

 

 

 

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Episodes 1-3 have been great due to a character that wasn’t in the trailers just steals the show. Then we get to episode 4 and there’s just some bad directing in the last 5 minutes which I hope was just a goof.

 

 

 

Art by Paul "Wexal" Way
Art by Paul “Wexal” Way

Book 2 Preview Scenes

The prologue, chapters 1-4 for book #2 has been posted to Wattpad. I’ve been posting scene previews to my monthly newsletter first then once the chapters are done I post them to Wattpad.

I should note, these previews haven’t been edited so there are most assuredly spelling and grammar errors

eBook Giveaways!

Help out an author, read their book and post a review of it!
Help out an author, read their book and post a review of it!
An awesome collection of YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy eBooks are available in the month of June!
An awesome collection of YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy eBooks are available in the month of June!
A great selection of ebooks for the month of June!
A great selection of ebooks for the month of June!

eBook Spotlight!

If there are any authors on the mailing list that wish to have their novel in the spotlight or are part of free book giveaway, it’s best to go through StoryOrigin and I’ll get it into the next email that goes out July 1st!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[Author Interview] Debra Zannelli

Welcome Debra Zannelli

Debra Zannelli is a retired teacher assistant and a graduate of Mitchell College. She was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island. For eighteen years she lived in Salem, Connecticut and worked in Norwich at the Chelsea Groton Savings Bank. She enjoys hiking and sings in the local community chorus.

Her next book, Sister World 3, should be completed before the holiday season.

You can follow Debra through their social channels:

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | BookBub | Website

 

Tell me about yourself. What inspired you to write?
I was a lonely child and spent much of my time living in the worlds I made up. The more I read, the more I grew to love words. Their power and ability to inspire gave me a lot to think about. Words took me to places I never dreamed I would go.

Describe your desk / writing space.
I’ve taken over my son’s bedroom. It has an attached study and built-in bookcases thanks to a talented husband. I have large windows I lookout of when writing. Of course I have since covered every flat surface with research and books-mine and many other authors.

Do you have a writing routine, or do you write when inspired?
I try to get writing no later than 2:00 on weekdays. If I manage to get writing before I smile a lot.

How do you come up with the title to your books? I usually use the basic concept to inspire me. With the sister world series I wanted to make certain the concept of strong women would be brought to the front of the book.

What was the hardest scene for you to write? Which scene was your favorite to write?

The hardest scene I had to write was at the end of one of my books when I was trying to explain a relationship between a father and a son I’ve revoted three or four times finally getting the feeling I had between a father and her daughter down and that was the hardest thing my favorite scene to write was when Maddie one of my characters first met the man she was to fall in love with and the way she felt when she looked into his eyes it was like the way I felt when I looked into my husbands.

What inspired your book/series? Darkness and Light is inspired by my deep-seated beliefs of how the human spirit can lift itself up beyond the circumstances life and others force upon us. We cannot control all the events in our lives. We can control our responses. Working with children you quickly learn our childhood experiences have a great effect on how we choose to live out life.

What are you working on next?
I’m presently revising Dark Night of the Soul. Over time and with more experience I have become a better writer. My characters, content and concepts are not changing, I only hope to make it a better read.

What authors or books have influenced your writing?
First and foremost will always be A Tale of Two Cities. There’s Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth and MM Kaye’s The Far Pavillion. I was also inspired by Carl Sagan. His works filled with fact brought about my love of researching the topics I write about.

If you could live anywhere, in this world or fantasy, where would you live?
I think I would stay in Rhode Island, but with each year becoming more sensitive to cold, the Mayan Riviera sounds better each year.

What is your favorite meal?
Can I say ice cream? I love Chicken Korma – Indian food.

Coffee or tea? Wine or beer? Coffee, wine.

Describe yourself in three words. Caring smart bookish