Well, the video. The video of me, that is. This is an edited version of my reading, filmed by my friend Mindy. (There are a couple stills at the start and then the video.)
Another friend filmed a longer version, which I will post once she edits it (she's a professional TV editor, so it's worth the wait!)
I had a great time, and in addition to meeting Ransom Riggs and Kendare Blake, the two talented authors I read with (whose autographed books are now on my bookshelf!), I met several other local authors, including Kathleen O'Dell, Candace Ryan and Timothy Power, and many, many avid booklovers. It's always great to meet other book freaks like myself. :-)
I'm so excited about this trailer. The original music is by
Mike Schmid, a very talented musician, who is also the keyboardist for Miley Cyrus. He's played with Sheryl Crow and the Jonas Brothers as well, among many other artists. He read the novel and was inspired to write this song, which he then allowed me to use for the trailer. If you go to Mike's website, his music starts playing, and you'll hear how talented he is!
The trailer only has a short piece of the song, but the entire song is on iTunes. It's called, of course, "Magic." The complete lyrics are posted on Delaney's website.
My friends Judy and Dave put the trailer together for me, with Judy creating the great illustrations, some of which I also plan to put on Delaney's website. I feel very lucky to have benefited from the talents of these these generous and gifted people. They definitely qualify as Real World F.G.s.
I'm a novelist and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Find details on this "blog" about my books and appearances. Want to reach me? You can Contact Me here.
What I'm working on now:
- A new YA novel
- A middle grade novel
- An original screenplay for the Disney Channel
Writing Book of the Month:
"The Comic Toolbox" by John Vorhaus.