Monday, July 14, 2008

First Anniversary Jamboree!

Welcome to the Mavens' First Anniversary Jamboree!
Thanks so much for hanging out with us the past year. We've enjoyed sharing successes, frustrations, and milestones. Here's to another year! We've asked our favorite authors to answer some burning questions and every day this week we're giving you the inside scoop. Be sure to read the bonus question and answer Monday through Thursday for the chance to win fabulous prizes. And please, share your own answers...if you dare!

What summer movie are you most excited to see?

Alesia Holliday

The Mummy! Adore Brendan Fraser! Jet Li rocks!

Angie Fox
Be sure and stop by August 6 when Angie guest-blogs with us upon the release of her first book, The Accidental Demon Slayer on July 29! And if you'll be in San Francisco at RWA, stop by the literacy signing Wednesday night and say hello!Indiana Jones, hands down. I have loved those movies ever since I was a kid. You just can't beat Harrison Ford with a bull whip. Zow.

Anna Campbell

Well, in Oz, we're in the depths of winter, but the film I'd love to see is Prince Caspian. I thought The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was fantastic, really magical. And hey, PC himself looks rather cute - LOL.

Tanya Michaels, author of A DAD FOR HER TWINS, a "State of Parenthood" book from Harlequin American Romance, in stores Sept 08! (Tanya's also a speaker at RWA this year!)

Indiana Jones 4, which we saw opening weekend. My son is six and a half and it's fun to see him as jazzed about Doctor Jones as I used to be! We wore our matching hats to the movie. My husband pretended not to know us. I'm also looking forward to Hancock.

Elissa Wilds, debut author of Between Light and Dark, in stores October 08!

Sex and the City….loved that show!

Teri Brown, author of READ MY LIPS, her debut novel released June 3!

I'm not actually excited about any of the movies I've seen the trailers for so far. I'm not really into action flicks and not into kids movies, so there doesn't seem to be anything up my alley this summer. Maybe the Thanksgiving movies will be better!

Amie Stuart

OMG just one? Ummmm Wanted or er The X-FILES …ohhhh and Hancock or maybe Babylon AD…*Grin*

Jennifer Haymore, debut author of A Hint of Wicked

Wall-E, because my kids really want to see it!

Julie Leto

MAMMA MIA. I saw the show on Broadway and I love Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and especially Colin Firth! I can't wait!

Karen Lingefelt

Mamma Mia (It stars Colin Firth AND Pierce Brosnan!)

Roxanne St. Claire

WALL-E has really captured my attention. I love the idea that the writers seemed to have broken all the "rules" for animated movies - no celeb voiceovers, no cute furry sidekicks, almost no dialogue, an apocolyptic futuristic setting, and yet, there is romance and redemption. Can't wait!

Debra Dixon

Check out Debra's YA story in the WITCH HIGH anthology coming in October. Debra's Belle Books has great summer titles available and is excited about the launch of Belle Bridge Books.

Can't wait for THE DARK KNIGHT. Of course we also said that about IRON MAN and GET SMART. And yeah, I'm looking forward to the newest in the MUMMY franchise. I'm an action flick girl. What can I say?

Tessa Dare

Wanted - just for James McAvoy.

Terri Garey

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The previews look incredible, and Brendan Fraser still looks hot. :-)

Debby Mayne

"Get Smart" because it'll take me back to my childhood. I used to love that show!

Virginia Henley

Sex and the City

Today's Prize Question is:Who would you most like to have dinner with?In your comment, correctly match each author with their desired guest and you'll be entered in a drawing for a cool prize! (In the event no one gets all matches correct, the person with the most will win. In the event of a tie, we'll draw.)

AuthorsDinner Guests
___ 1.Karen LingefeltA:Edith Wharton
___ 2.Debby MayneB:Laura Ingalls Wilder
___ 3.Julie LetoC:King Charles II of England
___ 4.Virginia HenleyD:J. K. Rowling
___ 5.Delilah MarvelleE:Elvis


Manda Collins said...

Okay, I haven't got a clue about the dinner guests, but here goes.

E 1. Karen Lingefelt
D 2. Debby Mayne
B 3. Julie Leto
A 4. Virginia Henley
C 5. Delilah Marvelle

And Happy Anniversary Mavens!!!! You guys have had a great year!! Congrats and salutations!

Darcy Burke said...

Thanks for stopping by Manda!

The movie I'm most excited to see is coming out this week! The Dark Knight, of course. Love Christian Bale and adore Heath Ledger (so sad). Also lurve Aaron Eckhart. And I'm glad Maggie Gyllenhaal has replaced Katie Holmes. She was the only thing I didn't like about Batman Begins. I actually have plans to go see it at midnight Thursday, but I'm not sure I'll be able to stay up that late. Getting old sucks! ;-)

Erica Ridley said...

Movie I most want to see: I'm torn between Hancock and The Dark Knight. (I might've said The Incredible Hulk, except I already saw it. Hulk smash!!!)

I'd most like to have dinner with... Man, that's tough. Jane Austen is the first name that springs to mind. (Juanes is the second. Mmm, Juanes.)

Carrie Ryan said...

I totally want to see Mamma Mia and Wall-E. I LOVE the broadway show of Mamma Mia and am hoping the movie lives up to it. Can't wait!!!!

As for who I'd want to have dinner with? I never have a good answer for that....

Jackie Barbosa said...

Oooh, I haven't been able to see the new photos and all until today. Looks fabulous!

Let's see--for movie, I'll have to say it's a toss-up between _Hancock_ and _Wall-E_. Loved _Iron Man_ so much, though, I'm not sure it can be topped.

As for person with whom I'd most like to have dinner...that's a tough one, but I'm going with the poet Sappo. I always wanted to know what was in the vast lacunae in her poetry!

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Mavenistas! Happy birthday!!! A year of fantastic blogging behind you, many more to come!

This is a really fun way to celebrate. I can't see what dirt...uh, interesting tidbits come out of the rest of the week.

Darcy, I was glad to see Katie had had the chop. Her doe-eyed looks just didn't suit the first Batman. Thought he was spectacular, though! I love his intensity on screen.

Darcy Burke said...

I forgot to say who I wanted to have dinner with...I used to always say Queen Elizabeth I (and I'd still love, love, love to have a nice long chat), but another author said their father and that totally choked me up. My dad passed away 22 years ago and I'd give almost anything to have a conversation with him as an adult. So, I gotta go with Dad.

Darcy Burke said...

I totally agree, Anna. She just looked like she was constantly scared out of her wits, lol. I think Maggie's a much better choice. Not that I'll be looking at her mind you. Thanks for dropping by!

Phyllis J. Towzey said...

My guesses: 1A, 2B, 3D, 4C and 5E

Happy Anniversary!

Vicki said...

Congrats on the year and I'm so looking forward to the next one. :D

Not sure if I'm right, but this is who/what I picked:

Karen Lingefelt – Edith Wharton
Debby Mayne – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Julie Leto – J. K. Rowling
Virgina Henley – King Charles II of England
Delilah Marvelle - Elvis

Bill Clark said...

Happy Anniversary, Mavens!!

To quote Maven Erica's first post, "Manuscript Mavens Rock!"

And to quote the original MaveFave Bill, "We're [still!] all out here watching your progress!"

What a year it's been!! Mega-congratulations, one and all!!

Here is the *ORIGINAL* MM post, BTW, still floating about in the stardust of cyberspace:

"Hello World"
2 Comments - Hide Original Post Collapse comments
[Photo]This is a test blog post, posted just because I can. ;)
Manuscript Mavens rock! Whoo, Manuscript Mavens! Hooray!
posted by Erica Ridley at 2:27 PM on Jun 18, 2007

Bill Clark said...
Hello right back at you! Yes, we're all out here watching your progress, even though no one else has commented (yet). Whee! I get to be the first!

June 21, 2007 10:04 AM

ERiCA said...
Whoo! Bill commented on the very first Manuscript Maven post EVER! Go, Bill! =)

June 21, 2007 7:30 PM

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mavens! I’m anxious to see Hancock. I love the concept of an unwilling hero plus big Will Smith fan here. Love the new pictures. You all look fabulous, but Lacey wins the cuteness award for her hat. Adorable.


Beth Trissel said...

Hey! Fun blog, ladies. My first run through. Must say I'm quite impressed. OK, so can Sir Walter Scott be on the dinner list? He's an author or was.

Darcy Burke said...

Thanks for coming, Beth! You too, Phyllis! And it's always great to see Vicki and Bill - thanks for the memories, by the way! And it's fab to have Janice, our first-ever Guest Maven here today!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Happy Anniversary!

Karen Lingefelt -- D
Debby Mayne -- E
Julie Leto -- A
Virginia Henley -- C
Delilah Marvelle -- B

cheryl c said...

Here are my GUESSES:

A 1. Karen Lingefelt
B 2. Debby Mayne
E 3. Julie Leto
D 4. Virginia Henley
C 5. Delilah Marvelle

feywriter said...

I can't believe it's been a year already! Happy Anniversary!

My guesses for the dinner guests:

1. D
2. B
3. E
4. C
5. A

Santa said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I'd love to see X-Files. I loved that series and watched from its nascent days.

Here are my guesses for dinner guests. Actually, I'd like to have dinner with all of them and Jane Austen, of course.


Anonymous said...

Well here goes:
D 1.Karen Lingefelt

B 2.Debby Mayne
E 3. Julie Leto
A 4. Virginia Henley
C 5. Delilah Marvelle

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