21 Questions: Paul Parducci [Author]


Paul Parducci [Author]
   Paul Parducci has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood as a Film and Television Actor. He has appeared on TV shows like "NYPD Blue," "Desperate Housewives" and "Murphy Brown" and starred in Films like "A Gun, A Car, A Blonde" with Billy Bob Thornton and the John Gotti BioPic "At The Sinatra Club" just to name a few.
    Paul is a native of Roselle, New Jersey. He served in the US Army and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from National University. He presently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and son and an old one-tooth dog named Shadow."Wet Linda" A Horror Novel about a Bad Thing from the Water is his first.


-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I’ve been a pretty busy Film and Television Actor for most of my life.
-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
I’ve always had a lot of interests-but the arts have been where I’ve found my home.
-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My wife and son have been very supportive. I feel safe to try things.
-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I would like to work with Freddie Francis-amazing cinematographer and Director from the golden age of 60’s and 70’s Horror Cinema.
-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Being a good husband and father.
-Who inspires you?
Anybody who doesn’t quit-
-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
This day (this year) I am an author. I have been a writer for years and have sold and had produced Television shows, Cartoons and films but this year I finally put out my first book.
-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
A White Sport Coat by Marty Robbins
-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
(Crawlspace with Klaus Kinski)  Favorite movie? Tales from the crypt 1972-Director: Freddie Francis
-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
Easy- the birth of my son.

-Favorite Horror Film? Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
-Favorite Book? Stephen King’s “The Stand”
-Favorite Song? Birthday by the Beatles
-Favorite Film Character? “Ace” in Casino
-Favorite Film Composer? Wendy Carlos-“The Shining”
-Favorite Thing In Your Home? Computer
-Favorite First Pet? A mutt named Scooter
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea? Coffee
-Favorite Phrase? Everything’s the same thing.
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]? Poolside.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
My father always told me-“never judge anyone because of an accident of birth.” The older I get the more profound this statement proves to be.

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21 Questions: Julianne Snow [Author]

Julianne Snow [Author]

   It was while watching Romero's Night of the Living Dead at the tender age of 6 that solidified Julianne’s respect of the Undead. Since that day, she has been preparing herself for the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse. While classically trained in all of the ways to defend herself, she took up writing in order to process the desire she now covets; to bestow a second and final death upon the Undead.
   As the only girl growing up in a family with four children in the Canadian countryside, Julianne needed some form of escape. Her choice was the imaginations of others which only fostered the vibrancy of her own. The horror and forensic/crime thriller genres top her list of favorites, but she can never turn down a good science fiction, fantasy or mystery read.
   Julianne appears in the anthology Women of the Living Dead with a story entitled The Living Dead at Penderghast Manor. Look for her short stories in future anthologies. Days with the Undead: Book One is her first full-length book, the basis of which can be found in her popular web serial of the same name.

Days with the Undead: Book One:
It’s a journal of survival.
Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist.
Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.



  -Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
My writing career is only just starting. I have published one book, Days with the Undead: Book One and have been writing for different anthologies. I currently appear in Women of the Living Dead with a story titled The Living Dead of Penderghast Manor and will soon have two more stories in upcoming anthologies both released by Sirens Call Publications.
-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
That’s an interesting question, to be honest. I have always had a passion for writing but I admit that I lost it somewhere along the way. Lost it might not even be the correct term either. I took the advice of a mentor and focused more on science over literature. I was still a voracious reader; I just didn’t have the time to write anything original. I’m very much glad to be in a position to fulfill that need within my soul again.
-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
I credit my success to myself to be honest. Since I had to find my way back to what it was that gave me joy, I take full credit. Part of that credit may have to go to a life threatening illness that I survived but in the end, I found the tenacity for writing that I once held.
-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I’d love to work with H.P. Lovecraft. His stories come to live in my mind and play out long after the words have finished.
-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
I would like to be remembered for being a nice person 100 years from now. Not that I’m a horrible person now or anything, I just think that would be a great way to be remembered. On a literary note, I’d like to be remembered for making a meaningful contribution to the literary landscape. Just keep in mind that meaningful doesn’t have to mean huge sales - though that would be nice!
-Who inspires you?
That is a hard question… Inspiration can come from so many different outlets. In the end, I’d have to say that the people around me that impress a small portion of their personalities on me in the shortest of moments likely inspire me the most. A simple idiosyncrasy can make for a great character!
-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
One year ago today, I was sitting down to my computer after having regained a good portion of my sight and writing. At that point in time, I didn’t have a finished manuscript or even a fully fleshed out plot. Today I have a book in print, I have stories in 3 anthologies (one released and two coming out very soon) and a few stories in eZines. I’ve embarked on a virtual book tour and am enjoying every minute of it. Life is better than I ever could have dreamt.
-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
The last song that I listened to was All I Want Is You by U2 and the last song I purchased was Goyte’s Somebody That I Used To Know.
-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Actually today I finally caught Final Destination 5 and I thought it was excellent! If I had to recommend a movie to someone that was looking for a stellar watch, it would be Identity; it’s one of my favorites and I tend to watch it at least a few times a year.
-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
Seeing my book available for purchase. Hands down.

-Favorite Horror Film?
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-Favorite Book?
I have to pick just one?! The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
-Favorite Song?
Again, I have to pick just one Have You Ever Seen The Rain? By Creedence Clearwater Revival
-Favorite Film Character?
Ellen Ripley
-Favorite Film Composer?
Oh, that’s a toss-up between Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings) and Henry Mancini (Wait Until Dark)
-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My cats – I love them! Oh, and my treadmill (weird, yes I know).
-Favorite First Pet?
My rough collie named Fancy. Gosh, I miss her!
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Peppermint tea
-Favorite Phrase?
It took the death of hope to let you go (Snuff – Slipknot). Not that I’ve actually said it but it’s beautiful.
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
I like to hide in the recesses of my mind. It’s not a physical place where you can find me but I spend a lot of my time there.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. It’s too hard to keep up the act of being someone else all of the time.
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21 Questions: Lorelei Bell [Author]


Lorelei Bell [Author]
Born and still stuck in boring Northern Illinois, I've grappled with my dyslexia all my life, and hated when school began, because that was the end of my endless daydreams and freedom. Needless to say, I was not an A student. The only A's I got were in ART.

I was always drawing. My drawings became cartoons, and eventually I discovered writing. Unfortunately my spelling was horrible. It was brought to my attention plenty of times.


But that was the past. This is now. Computers. Who knew there would be such a thing as "spell check"?

I spent at least 30 years writing and querying agents, and publishers (back in the day), and had no luck. My first book that I ever held in my hands was Spell of the Black Unicorn, self published, but worth it to be able to have people buy it, have a book signing at Borders. Plenty of people loved it and wanted more. (I have written a sequel, but I'm busy writing my vampire series now.)

After this, I had to write my own vampire novel, since everyone was so into it. Finally! But alas, agents continued to reject me. I finally tried eBook publishers, but I simply got no where with this. So, finally I found Copperhill Media, who published my first vampire novel, Vampire Ascending, and is about to release my second book in this series soon (in 1011).

I was into vampires before it was "cool". Believe me. I was considered strange or weird. But I didn't care, I got along fine with my solitude. Writing came naturally to me. It was the understanding of plotting, and the art of writing that I had to learn over the years. Now, I'm happy to see that so many people enjoy my first book so much, they want the second book right now!

I'm so happy I never gave up my writing or my dreams. Some dreams just take a life time to achieve.

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I'm currently working on book #3, #4, and notes/scenes for #5 of the Sabrina Strong Series.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
(chuckles) When I began writing was a very long time ago. When I was in my 20's I thought I would become published and live a very nice life. That was a few decades ago. Since then I've struggled, and worked in factories, retail, and driving buses. (I like doing menial work where I can work on the story in my head).
So, to answer the question. My first passion was art, when I was young. I have a two year degree in art. But my real passion is writing. You'd have to put a stake in my heart to make me stop writing.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My husband gives me 100% support. He does the laundry so that I don't have to take time out for that. He helps me with cleaning and does a lot of the cooking. He goes to all my book signings and he's just there for me.
Success comes from not giving up, and so I have to say my mother-in-law who was very much encouraging and told me never to give up. I miss her.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
It changes with the decades. I'd like to meet Danica Patrick. She's a tough local girl who races cars—in fact she's in the Daytona 500. She is tough and resilient and she's most like my character Sabrina Strong.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
For changing certain aspects about vampires in the genre.

-Who inspires you?
Right now, it's my fans. I will get someone out of the blue who has found my site on Facebook and tell me “I love your books”. They usually go on and say that they can't wait for the next book. That's what keeps me going right now.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
About a year ago I wasn't as embedded in Facebook and the blog world as I am now. This time last year I was going to blogs asking to be on their blog. Now, they're coming to me (like you, and I thank you), asking me if I'd like to be on their blog.
And, of course, I've got two books out now, which helps. People realize it's a series now and are looking forward to that next book. I've got them addicted to my books like vampires are addicted to blood.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
 
Yeesh! I don't remember. Um, it might have been Twilight. Others I've been given disks. I really like movie scores, and classical music. I'm a big Beethoven fan—he was very innovative for his time, sort of a rogue, like me.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
It would have to be the last Harry Potter movie (#7 part two). I'm looking forward to Dark Shadows movie, though.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
 
When I met my husband. We've been together for 26 years, just celebrated our “first date” anniversary.

-Favorite Horror Film?
I'm not a purist on horror films, like perhaps you, or your followers are, so I'll give you my favorite Dracula film: Francis Ford Coppola's “Bram Stoker's Dracula”. It followed the book much better than I had expected. Until I see “Dracula 2012”, that's the one I'm going with for now.
-Favorite Book?
A book is like a friend to me (maybe everyone feels this way), when I sit down I want to feel as though I am there, and once I close it, I want to go back. I would have to say every single Harry Potter book written. There have been a few other books that came close. But these are my favorites above all.
-Favorite Song?
Today? There was a piano adagio that I was listening to this morning that's beautiful. But one is very beautiful, peaceful, and brings back memories—plus it's how I got the title of my first Sabrina Strong book: “Lark Ascending”.
-Favorite Film Character? Harry Potter, after Dracula, of course.
-Favorite Film Composer? I think John Williams.
-Favorite Thing in Your Home? 
Probably my computer, but my library is important too, as are pens (I have collections of pens). (You meant other than my husband, right?)
-Favorite First Pet? 
Probably a dog, or a cat. I can remember the dog's name, but not the cat. It's weird, but I don't recall a lot from childhood. I blocked a lot of it out. I want to say the dog's name was Butch. It seemed to be something of a popular name in the 50's I guess. So, we'll go with that.
-Favorite Coffee or Tea? Coffee - it would have to be a mocha with all the bad stuff in it. (^;
-Favorite Phrase? “Just do it.”
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
I'm usually invisible anyway, but I love taking walks, or hiking in the wilderness. I am a birdwatcher, so going out into the woods and fields around the prairie/wetlands park that we manage is wonderful.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
I've got a number of them. One is “Be yourself, because everyone is already taken”. I also like to treat others the way I'd like to be treated. Also, in relation to writing: “No one can tell you how to write.” Although, it would be nice if someone pointed out what the heck you're doing wrong!

Final word of thanks: Thank you Jeremy for having over for a cup of coffee. You're a great host. I may have to have you over for a visit on my blog this summer. (^;

Facebook link for my fans: FACEBOOK

 Books: Vampire Ascending (#1), Vampire's Trill (#2)


Cheezy Flicks: Star Knight

In a time of wizards and dragons, a mystic quest brings a distant traveler to a place called Earth!

Chemical Burn Entertainment: Three New Releases

Chemical Burn Entertainment Presents:

Bane - Four women awake in an underground cell with amnesia. The women soon discover that they are part of an experiment with no obvious purpose. They are visited, one by one, by the SURGEON who cuts a four digit number into each woman's skin...the exact time he will return to kill them. Each woman must quickly piece together the dark secret behind the gruesome experiment and somehow survive the Surgeon's nightly visits of pain, torture and grisly murder. Is there any way to escape? What is the purpose of the experiment? And who or what is screaming every time the lights go out? Be prepared for a shocking ending that will leave you breathless! Best Feature Film at the LA Shriekfest Film Festival


Dark Watchers: The Women In Black - Across the globe people are losing time, friends and loved ones disappear, while the Men in Blackare perpetually lurking in the background. In a sleepy seaside village, three women search the skies for a sighting of a UFO that is repeatedly haunting the area. Coming face to face with the unknown, they begin to realize that they have been profoundly affected by their encounter. Beware The Dark Watchers.

Lady of the Dark: Genesis of the Serpent Vampire - The old legends tell of serpents giving the seed of knowledge to mankind. As time passed, religions emerged around the world that revered and worshiped it above all else. This knowledge was so great and powerful that it was eventually forced underground and replaced with the cross by ruling factions who sought to destroy all those deemed serpent worshipers. But there was a secret prophecy hidden and protected by an elite few. An old parchment battered and worn over time, was kept safe through the ages. It claimed that one day the genesis of the serpent would begin again, because the seed of the serpent cannot die and will be re-born. Eve, an unsuspecting married woman, is selected for the re-birth and transformed into The Lady of the Dark - emerging as a ravenous, instinctual killer who shows no mercy. 

My Thoughts: Okay I love films, but two of these films are just like if you have a film camera... doesn't mean you should and I mean that respectfully. Come on if I wanted to spend time watching a film with naked ladies in a bathtub, I would not be watching these [respectfully, I would use the fast forward]. Now I did say there was one descent one in the group and I cannot really tell you that you would enjoy it, but I did. I get that some of you film makers are or want to be an artist with your work, you don't need an hour and a half telling your story... and just because your title is longer than my arm, does not help the story out either. Okay that was a big hint on you all reading between the lines.
-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

Harry Potter Film Music Collection [2012] - The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Harry Potter Film Music Collection [2012]
Available: March 26
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra



Last Night [2012] - Clint Mansell

Last Night [2012]
Available: March 27th
Released By: Milan Records
Composer: Clint Mansell



Hostel Part III [2012] - Frederik Wiedmann

Hostel Part III [2012]
(Limited to 1000)
Available: NOW
Released By: Varese Sarabande
Composer: Frederik Wiedmann



Cheezy Flicks: Teacher

After school... her lessons began with sex and ended in violence.
A beautiful and seductive small-town high school teacher (Angel Tompkins) seduces her star pupil (Jay North). Deranged desire leads to murder and mayhem when their careless, uncontrolled passion provokes the raging jealousy of a town misfit who has just been released from the mental hospital.

 Jay North is Dennis the Menace...
-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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Brake [2012] - Brian Tyler

Brake [2012]
Available: February 20th
Released By: Varese Sarabande
Composer: Brian Tyler



BBC: Sherlock [2012] - David Arnold/Michael Price

BBC: Sherlock [2012]
Available: March 27, 2012
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: David Arnold/Michael Price




The Rum Diary (More Music) [2012] - Christopher Young

The Rum Diary (More Music) [2012]
Available: Digital March 6th and CD March 27th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Christopher Young / Various Artists

The Rum Diary [2011] - Christopher Young

The Rum Diary [2011]
Available: Now
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Christopher Young



Transformers: Prime (TV) [2012] - Brian Tyler

Transformers Prime (TV) [2012]
Available: March 6, 2012
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Brian Tyler



Casa de mi Padre [2012] - Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau

Casa de mi Padre [2012]
Available: Digital March 6th and CD March 27th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Various Artists and  Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau


Twilight - Music From The Twilight Saga [2012]

Twilight - Music From The Twilight Saga [2012]
Available: Digital "Now" and April 24, 2012 Cd
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra 


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