Writing once again from Virtual Booth #221b…  This will be my second Armchair BEA.

◊ Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

I am a director of a nonprofit performing arts venue in the South.  I hold a Bachelor’s in English from St. Anselm College and I just earned my Masters of Arts in Cinema Studies from Savannah College of Art and Design.

I began writing book reviews about two and a half years ago, but I’d been writing film reviews ever since I can remember.  I was always excited by films and the way they tell stories.

◊ Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

Well, here’s a couple of things anyway… I’m also a photographer and have been since I was a child.  I’m obsessed with showing other people what it is I see.

I’m fairly certain I was born in the wrong decade.  I should have been a flapper and I love to wear cloche hats.  I’m also a jazz fiend.

I like to post found photos.

I love to garden and wish I lived in a field stone house in the English countryside so I could have a proper garden and write a novel using an antique typewriter.

◊ Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

I have a couple that I am particularly proud of.

The Bedlam Detective
The Uninvited Guests

◊ If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

Well, let me say that no, it would not be Hannibal Lecter.

There are a few but I can say at the top of my list would be Agatha Christie.  Her life was so fascinating and full of adventure.  I read her autobiography and it was like listening to your completely awesome grandmother tell wonderful stories about growing up.  I know we’d still be sitting at the table long after dessert.

◊ What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

I’ve finally been to England and I loved it as much as I’d hoped I would.   There are still so many places there that I need to visit (made it to Sherlock’s house though!).

Given the chance, I’d like to go to the Lakes District where Wordsworth wrote Tintern Abbey and see the peaks in Dartmoor.

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8 thoughts on “ARMCHAIR BEA 12: Introduction”

  1. I loved this: “I love to garden and wish I lived in a field stone house in the English countryside so I could have a proper garden and write a novel using an antique typewriter.”

    I want to live in a lovely little century home with English rose gardens someday where I can sit among the flowers and read for hours on end. 🙂

  2. Ah, your dreams and vacation wishes are so awesome. Though I would change mine to have an English cottage with the gardener included… tall, dark and mysterious! Or, even a nice old guy would work too. 🙂 Have a happy ABEA!

  3. Wasn’t The Univited Guests marvelous?? I just loved that book. So in awe of your bio — you’re so creative!

  4. hi! oh boy, I remember being obsessed with the flapper area when I was younger! I think it’s awesome you visited Sherlock’s house. it was nice to meet you!

  5. Hello there!
    I’m going to mae you very jealous by telling you I live in the Lake District in sunny (yeah, right!) England. You’re right visiting the places where authors wrote or were inspired is awesome!

    Happy Armchair BEA,

  6. I would love to go to England. I can’t even imagine how beautiful it is. I love your Found Poetry feature. Enjoy your Armchair BEA week. I’m looking forward to all the activities.

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