A little over a week ago, I filmed the trailer for my first book, The Red Umbrella Society! Although I’m a new author, I see how easy it is for authors to be consumed with writing to the exclusion of all else. Perhaps my background as a Consultant is why as I began to write TRUS, I always
I took the four-week Women’s Screenwriting Workshop offered by S.H.E. (Super Heroines Etc.), formerly the Nerdy Girls Society. It was facilitated by a professional screenwriter, and we worked hard to produce a 10-minute script by the end of the course. Everyone was engaged and supportive. And when the course ended, we thought it’d be great to have a SHE
One day I woke up with the idea that if my characters knew Bartitsu, perhaps I should too. And pursued it. I searched and there were no Bartitsu classes in my area, nor within a decent radius. Then solely by chance a few days later, I ran across Bruce Sikes. He was away filming a documentary for PBS,
I’ve been fascinated by umbrellas every since I was little – my mom’s parasols, the Morton’s Salt Girl, the Avengers TV show, Bartitsu, et cetera. Perhaps it’s no surprise then, for me to be writing The Red Umbrella Society.