I’m much more suited to be a writer than an actress. I know this because I made a movie once and it was a disaster.
If you wanted to measure how bad it was, professionals referred to it as Category Six – Day of Destruction. Instead of bringing down the house, we brought down Chicago. At least the special effects guys did.
Category Six was a disaster film shot in my hometown of Winnipeg, and although I was only on location for one day, it was still a big thrill for me. I didn’t get close to any of the famous actors, but I did get to see myself on television when all my work was said and done.
In the end, there is a scene (yes, one, singular) where, if you freeze it, you can see me through the rear window of the heroine’s jeep, on the far side of the road, hurrying down the sidewalk. I think my performance lasted a tenth of a second.
It was a really cool tenth of a second, though. I love show business.
I recently got to take a set tour at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. I may have been the only person on the trolley who got as excited about driving by the production bungalows as I did when we passed through the earthquake-in-a-subway-station set. I love the behind the scenes stuff — which is probably why I set my books in the fascinating, often deceptive, world of Tinseltown. I recently released the second book in my Hollywood to Olympus series.
Here's what Drama Queen is about:
Layla Andrews isn't really a bitch — she just plays one on television. For the last eighteen months, she's acted like one in real life, too, while she was forced to serve probation for something she didn't do. Now the Queen of Olympus has done her time and she's ready to start living again...but she's forgotten how.
Russ Vukovick, the show's fight coordinator, has been attracted to Layla since the first time he saw her. Recently, he's caught glimpses of a new side of her — one that makes her irresistible. But as he gets closer, he also sees more of what she hides beneath the mask she wears.
As Layla and Russ try to navigate their new relationship, families, danger and secrets work against them at every turn. Can they find a true happily-ever-after when they're surrounded by lies?
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