Saturday, August 25, 2018

I'm Going Hollywood

© Can Stock Photo / PerseoMedusa
My next book, The Scandal, begins in Hollywood, and I'm having a blast writing it. Hollywood a bizarre place indeed. There's no other place like it in the world. (Thank goodness!) Things happen there that you could never, ever, get away with anywhere else, which means that as writer, the sky's the limit. My characters are doing all kinds of crazy stuff. No wonder I'm having so much fun writing this one.

The inspiration for this story goes back many years to when I was a young, budding artist, and I had a cousin who played on a soap opera. She was kind enough to allow me to draw the cover art for her fan club newsletter, and, when she left the show, she invited me to her wrap party.

Now, here's the dirty little secret. Hollywood wrap parties are just as boring as any other corporate employee party. The only difference is the faces are more recognizable. However, in my story, my character's wrap party will be anything but boring.

I've created a lead character who's very different from my cousin. She's completely fictitious, and the title implies, she'll be unwittingly caught up in a major Hollywood scandal, with the rest of the story focusing on her struggle to reinvent herself and move on to a whole new chapter in her life. So stay tuned.

MM