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Your Favourite Authors & How to Support Them! –from Faith Mortimer’s Blog

Your Favourite Authors & How to Support Them! –from Faith Mortimer’s Blog Yes! What she said! To this, I can only add thanks to those who have supported my writing in so many ways. People I don’t even know have reblogged and retweeted my announcements of book releases and promotions for no reason but to help spread the news. It has been such an encouragement! So, yes, please continue to support your favorite authors. We…

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Depp, Hayek in Spanish-Language Pancho Villa Movie

Depp, Hayek in Spanish-Language Pancho Villa Movie    I would have cast him as Emiliano Zapata, but no one asked me. Emir Kusturica will start shooting a film about the life of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa on Feb. 15, 2011. “Wild Roses, Tender Roses,” set to shoot in Spanish, will star Johnny Depp and Salma Hayek. It will shoot in Spain and at Kusturica’s Kustendorf studio in Serbia.

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Performer Hurt In Fall During ‘Faust’ At Met Opera

Performer Hurt In Fall During ‘Faust’ At Met Opera Reader, I was there! There was a loud banging and clanging. The orchestra stopped playing. Rene Pape turned toward the audience (perhaps speaking to the prompter?), and said “Curtain.” Awkward pause. “Curtain.” (He might have actually said “Close the curtain.”) The curtain did, indeed, close. A cryptic announcement came on instructing us to remain in our seats. A few minutes later, it was announced that we…

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Romance novelist gives $500,000 to local Salvation Army

Romance novelist gives $500,000 to local Salvation Army I never tire of hearing about good things people do for others. The author, a Washington native who spends part of the year in Port Orchard, wanted the gift to be anonymous. But her spokeswoman confirmed to the Kitsap Sun that Macomber had made the donation. Macomber’s spokeswoman told seattlepi.com that the author didn’t want any notice. “It’s almost like a religious thing for her,” said spokeswoman Nancy Berland. Read…

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