Friday, July 27, 2012

Ninja News, Thanks, Movie Remakes, and Super Quiz

The wonderful and talented author, Annalisa Crawford, invited me to visit her blog today. She wanted to know what made my blog so popular and she wouldn’t accept “I have no idea” for an answer! Visit her site to see what answer I made up instead.

Ninja News!

Our very own Cassie Mae has an agent!! Congratulations, Cassie. You are going to be the best and most amusing author ever – and I mean that in a good way!

Rachel Morgan’s next book, Masquerade, is available today. This is the fourth book in the Creepy Hollow series. Congratulations, Rachel!

Want to know all the details about using photos on your site and copyright issues? Denise Covey at L’Aussie Writer put together a great post on the subject, complete with links to free image sites.

You know Sean McLachlan is an author, but did you know he also contributes travel articles to Gadling. Right now he has a series running called "Exploring Orkney: Scotland's Rugged Northern Isles." Check out Gadling’s SITE.

I also updated the Awesome Authors and Books page and am working on adding more blogs to my sidebar - if you are a regular blogger buddy of mine and you don't see your book or your link, let me know!

Special Thanks!

A big thank you to the awesome people of the UK who’ve purchased my books! I don’t know who you are or how it happened, but my books have bounced around in the top one hundred for science fiction on Amazon UK for three months now – and it just blows my mind. Thanks so much! And to think I didn’t even want to be an author…

Movie Remakes

Love them or hate them, here’s some more movies being remade in the next couple years:

Child’s Play – I didn’t think the first series was very good
Dune – Because we can never have too many versions I guess
Short Circuit – Guess Johnny Five does look a little dated
Suspiria – First one was weird and creepy enough
Tomb Raider – Time to reboot all those video game movies now

Super Quiz!

Anyone remember that trivia game? Let’s play!

Science – How many colors are there considered to be in a rainbow?

Sports – What is the official diameter of a hockey puck in inches?

Geography – Name the reef off the NE coast of Australia.

History – Name the first permanent English colony on the American mainland.

Movies – Who played Hawkeye in the movie M.A.S.H?

Words – A handwriting expert is called a ___?

Next Week!

Monday is the August movie preview and trivia answers
Wednesday is post day for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Friday I have a special guest

Excited about all the great news and cool links this week? Think those movies should be remade? Know any of the trivia answers? (Come on, try to guess at least one!) Any plans for the weekend besides staying out of the heat?

Don’t forget to visit Annalisa!



Great news about your book being bought from this side of the pond.
I showed it to my pc doctor the other week and he said he was going to buy it.
Do my book qualify to go on your sidebar?
Looking forward to next weeks going ons in between watching the Olympics.
Have a great day.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations on being in the Top 100 for so long.

And thanks for the post on my blog today. Can't believe how many blogs you manage to visit!!

Sean McLachlan said...

Thanks for the shout out, Alex! Orkney was awesome and very inspirational as a writer. I'm already working on a short story set on Eynhallow, an uninhabited and supposedly haunted island I visited.

Ricky said...

I'm not crazy about any of those re-makes. Well done on the UK sales!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Good to hear all the blogdom news. And congrats on your UK stats--that's wonderful!

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on the book sales, that's fantastic.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

All great news! Congrats to all!

Sangu Mandanna said...

Huh. I didn't know they were remaking Dune. I'd be intrigued to see how that turns out, actually!

Child's Play... *shudders*... like we needed more of Chucky.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Yvonne! Your book is there on the author page.

Annalisa, thank YOU!

Sean, you're welcome, and that sounds cool.

Ricky, rarely are they needed. And thanks.

Elizabeth and Suzanne, it's stunning!

Sangu, the only Chucky I like is Jon Gruden.

Heather Murphy said...

Nice post with Annalissa and fun trivia! Have a great weeked

S.P. Bowers said...

Science: Um nine?
sports: Pffft
Geography: Great Barrier Reef
History: Jamestown?
Movies: Alan Alda
Words: .....

I loved Short Circuit. I'm not sure how I feel about a remake.

Congrats to everyone!

Brinda said...

Sadly, I don't care to see any of those movies remade. :)

StratPlayerCJF said...

Congratulations on the UK success! The book deserves it!

Science: Well, every color can be broken down into combinations of the three primary, right, so I'll just go with that and say "three". Or thinking another way, how 'bout "infinite", since there really aren't any discrete breaks in the wavelengths between the apparent color bands.

Sports: Not a hockey guy, so I'll guess 3.5?

Geography: The Great Barrier Reef?

History: Jamestown?

Movies: Let's see it was Elliot Gould and Donald Southerland but I'm not sure which was Trapper and which was Hawkeye.

Words: Uh, a penmanographer?

And as for the remakes, I guess they think that if they keep trying they'll eventually get a Dune movie that's as good as the book. Either that or it's going to be some really bad idea, like "Dune: The Musical!" where Johnny Depp sings, "Sandman, Bring Me a Dream."

Unknown said...

Heading off to Annalisa's. I loved the old Child's Play, had that mix of cheese, gore and humor that I live for in horror. Plus, how do you replace Brad Dourif and an actual creepy doll? CGI and Jackie Earle Haley? LOL

Cool trivia, I just remember the rainbow using Roy G. Biv Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Don't know if that's scientifical. ;)

Happy Friday!

shelly said...

My question to you is, do you sleep? You seem to know so much stuff and get around to a lot of blogs.

You're the like the Santa Claus of blog hopping. Spreading good will and cheer and goodies to all.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Alex, you are a robot ninja... there must be 12 of you wandering around the world. You are everywhere, thank you...

Great news for those who have been making it in the book world... success is or the feeling of it is wonderful.

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's awesome news about your book Alex. Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Heather!

SP, you got the middle two right.

Chris, you got three through five right. And that version of Dune sounds horrible!

Melissa, Haley could play the actual doll.

Shelly, I do sleep!

Karen, I will!

Jeremy, might be dangerous if there were that many of me.

Thanks, Natalie!

farawayeyes said...

Remakes-not so much
Trivia-even less today
Great news for a lot of people

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats on your book's progress, Alex. That's awesome! I'm not going to attempt the trivia questions. I think I knew one answer, perhaps. Lol

Have a great weekend!

Southpaw said...

Congrats on the top 100! Very Cool. Thanks for all the updates too.

Jamie Gibbs said...

A short circuit remake? What the Dickens?! This cannot be!

Major kudos on the book's success too!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I know most people hated the 1984 Dune, but I liked it. Maybe it was the half-naked Sting.

Hawkeye was Donald Sutherland.

Arlee Bird said...

None of those movies should be remade and I don't know the trivia. But you did put up some intriguing links that I will have to check out.

Now I'll check out Annalisa's site.

Tossing It Out

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats on the success of your book, Alex! I'm off to Annalisa's place now-----------

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Faraway, sorry - was trying for a variety with the trivia today.

Thanks Miranda and Holly!

Diane, got one.

Thank you, Michelle.

Ciara said...

Congrats to all! A special congratulations to you, Alex. That's awesome about the UK sales.

Cate Masters said...

Congrats to all on the wonderful news! Extra congrats to you, Alex.
A Tomb Raider remake might be pretty cool. My son will be excited about Johnny 5.
Off to visit you at Annalisa's...

Juliana Haygert said...

Congrats Cassie, Rachel and Alex! Woot!

Sherry Ellis said...

That's awesome news about your book! Also great news about Cassie!

Okay, I think I might actually know the answers to your trivia to day. Let's see.

Science: Priamary, I would say 7 colors, but if you get technical, it could be closer to infinity.

Sports: 3 inches in diameter

Geography: The Great Barrier Reef

History: Jamestown

Movies: Donald Sutherland

Words: Graphologist

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the UK success - that's awesome! :)

I might actually know (have goot guesses for) some trivia (don't faint!)

rainbow - ROYGBIV so 7???
puck - 4???
reef - Great Barrier
colony - does Plymouth Rock count (I don't think so, but hey, I'm Canadian...)
Hawkeye - Alan Alda
handwriting - I feel like I'll do a facepalm when I hear the answer to this one...

Julie Dao said...

Wow! Congrats, Alex! And congrats to Cassie for getting agented!

Old Kitty said...

Erm.. colours of the rainbow:


= 7! Seven colours of the beautiful rainbow! Yay!

Take care

Michelle Gregory said...

great interview. isn't Annalisa just the best? it's nice to have "real" friends in the blogging world.

i had no idea i was on your author page. it was cool to see my book there.

as for the colors in the rainbow- i learned this acronym in college --ROYGBIV - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations on your book sales! I keep having this thought/feeling that Hollywood's doing remakes because nobody can come up with any new ideas.

Excuse me while I go "remake" Jane Eyre.

Cherie Reich said...

There is definitely a lot of great news going around, and it is particularly awesome that your books are doing so well in the UK.

randi lee said...

Alex, you were asked because you're kind, caring, and you promote others in front of yourself. I applaud your blog, I really do. I haven't met someone so selfless in a long time. You deserve all the popularity you get.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love Shelly's comment - "The Santa Clause of Bloggers" - ha! I'm thinking I could easily rattle off 3-4 answers to Annalisa Crawford's question....I'd love to see what you have to say Alex!

Congrats on the book sales in the UK! That's awesome!!

Gossip_Grl said...

Great Post as always and WOW I think the only trivia question I do know is Hawkeye was played by Alan Alda. :) That is fantastic news for Cassie. :)
I'm not a big fan of the remake movies IDK why... :) Enjoyed reading your post!

Kela McClelland said...

I love your ninja news. I know I say it all the time, but it's true.

AND YAY! for your book sales. That's so wonderfully awesome!

And the trivia...

Movie-Hawkeye was Donald Sutherland (I think)
Science-roygbiv, so I'll go with 7 colors in the rainbow.
Words-something ologist. :p

I've got a lot of writing, critiquing, reading, and cleaning planned for the weekend so I'll definitely be staying inside. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on your book sales! And you didn't want to be an author...
Wow, your book/author page is awesome. I can stay here and find new books to read!
When you get a chance, could you take the "blogspot" out of my link? Thanks! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you SO much for mentioning MASQUERADE! (Though I've just had to post on my blog that it'll be delayed another few days ;-( )

And that's fantastic about your books on Amazon UK. Congratulations :-)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Seven colors in the rainbow I think. Alan Alda was Hawkeye (and I love(d) him). I wonder what a remade Short Circuit would be. Cooler? Transformer like? Could be interesting.

Cassie Mae said...

Thanks for the shout out, friend! Lots of good news this week, woot woot!

ROY G BIV- that's 7 if I'm counting right. :) Alan Alda was Hawkeye.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Cassie Mae, I am so happy for you. May success take you far and wide! Alex, you are the man. Across the seas, you are even popular. Way to go!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Ciara.

Cate, wonder who will play her this time?

Sherry, you rock! Six for six.

Jemi, you got the first and third ones right.

Kitty, you got it!

Michelle, you're right. And I think yours was one of the first books I listed.

Randi, thank you!

Kimberly, just glad I'm not round.

Gossip Girl, he was Hawkeye in the TV version.

Kela, you got two. Thank thanks.

Laura, must be a formatting thing - I'll fix it!

Rachel, I know - I just read your post!

Tasha, you got the rainbow one right.

Cassie, you're welcome, and you got the colors right.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ha! I know the trivia answers except for the hockey puck? That's 'cause it doesn't get cold enough in Texas to play hockey :)

Thank you for including my book. However, I don't see my blog listed in the sidebar.

Now I'm off to Annalisa's!

Kyra Lennon said...

It was very cool to see you at Annalisa's today! :D

Super happy for Cassie!

And why, oh why would they want to remake Short Circuit?!

Leovi said...

I think the rainbow has seven colors at least.

Lisa Regan said...

I would just like to say I am vehemently opposed to the remaking of Short Circuit!!!! Yay for you and your success in the UK!

DMS said...

I love the trivia- I know them all but the hockey puck (I think). I saw that lots of people already answered in their comments- but that was fun!

Awesome book news. Yeah for you being in the top 100 for 3 months.

I often don't like remakes- so I will be curious how these turn out. Some I didn't really like from the start- Child's Play.

Thanks for sharing- going to check out your made up answers. :)

Johanna Garth said...

Can't wait to read your guest post today!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Roland!

Carol, you're in the first section.

Kyra, because they are out of ideas.

Leovi, you are correct!

Thanks, Lisa.

Thanks, Jess. And Child's Play wasn't good, so I can't imagine the remake being any better.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Awesome news for Cassie, Rachel, Denise, Sean, and you!!!
I think your "secret" is that you are always encouraging and applauding others, plus you have a great sense of humor and faith.
1. 4-7?
2. ?
3. Great Barrier Reef
4. Virginia (Jamestown?)
5. I should know that
6. oh, I really should know that . . .but I think my brain is not functioning this morning

Celebrating my youngest daughter's 11th birthday today!!!

Andrew Leon said...

I liked Short Circuit. I don't think that movie can actually be re-done in any kind of similar manner because of the advances in technology since the movie was first made.
I need to rent that for my kids to see.

Carol Kilgore said...

Duh. Call me blind. Thanks.

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on your UK sales! I don't think any movie should necessarily be remade. How about some originality? Wasn't Elliot Gould Hawkeye in the MASH movie, or was that Donald Sutherland? Heading over to Annalisa's now!

Luna said...

Congrats on your UK success! That's awesome!

Thanks for sharing all this good news today.

Happy Friday! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love the heat so I don't mind the high temps outside.
My children loved 'Johnny 5' when they were little. We watched it so many times.
Can't believe it's almost the first Wednesday again and congrats on your UK numbers.

Cindy said...

I'm looking forward to the Dune re-make because I want it to be as good as the book this time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Tyrean! You got three of them. And I forgot to wish your daughter a happy birthday on your blog.

Andrew, images for Johnny Five turned up images of Wall-E, so maybe he doesn't look too dated.

Carol, that's all right - there's over three hundred blogs listed!

Nancy, I'll give that one to you.

Thanks, Susan. And you can keep your heat.

Cindy, third time's a charm? Or are there more?

DL Hammons said...

That's awesome about the UK sales!

And none of those remakes interest me. :(

Have a great weekend!

Julie Flanders said...

Wow congratulations on the UK sales!! That's awesome!

Heading over to Annalisa's blog now, I love her site.

writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

Nice post. You just keep getting better.

Morgan said...

Gotta love those UK readers... They know what's good for them ;)

Suze said...

Seven colors in a rainbow and the first permanent colony was Jamestown?

And I'm with Julie, congratulations on the UK sales! Al, you are a rocket. :)

Ink in the Book said...

What heat? It's been in the 70's this week here where I live:)

Hildie McQueen said...

Lots of great notes here, that's why I have to stop by regularly, otherwise I'd be lost! Now I'm off to some of the links you've listed. Congrats on your sales Alex!

D.G. Hudson said...

Personally, I wouldn't mind a remake of DUNE if it's well done.

Science: 7 colours

History: Jamestown?

Movies: Donald Sutherland (one of my faves)

Have a nice weekend!

Rusty Carl said...

I think 7 is the magic number for the rainbow. Can't recall for sure.

And man you so get around. I'm barely getting around to visiting my regular stops. You do inspire.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

DL and Julie, thanks!

Thank you Richard.

Morgan, I like that attitude.

Suze, right on both accounts. And thanks.

Ink, it's been high 90's here.

Thank you, Hilde. I do try to stay on top of blogging things.

DG, got all three.

Rusty, correct! And I just do my best.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I can't believe that you didn't want to be an author. I don't know why I felt that you have been writing for ages.

Regarding your comment on my Guest post on Misha's blog, I feel you are my blogging Inspiration :)

I have this image of you in a superhero's outfit. Hope I am not making you blush ;)

Patsy said...

Congratulations to Cassie.

Think I may actually be able to answer a quiz question. There are 7 colours, right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Rachna! As long as I look cool in the outfit, I'm good with that.

Patsy, you got it! said...

But I thought there were only 6 colors in a rainbow?! That was the only answer I was sure of...I'm humbled.

Congratulations on the continued success in the UK, Alex. The Brits have good taste.


Gwen Gardner said...

That's awesome your book is doing so well in the UK. Just visited Annalisa's blog and commented on your clones and time travel:)

Carrie Butler said...

You know I love Short Circuit. I'm going to have a hard time dealing with the remake, but I'll give it a shot! :) Have a great weekend!

M Pax said...

Congrats on the UK stuff. Thanks for all the news.

Dune at the movies will still suck no matter how they remake it. It was made for a TV series.

Trivia I think it's 8 colors in a rainbow. 5 inches on a puck? I should know that one. Great Barrier Reef? Jamestown, VA. Alan Alda. A quillologist [ok, I made that up]

Have a great weekend.

Melissa Sugar said...

Hi Alex, I want to thank you. I hit a major burn out, not just in blogging, but also in my writing and work and life in general. I took some time off and I am back fully recharged. You are such a loyal and good blogger friend. You never failed to visit my blog and I cannot tell you how much that means to me. I feel terrible for my absence, but so rejuvenated that I know it was worth it.

Congratulations to Cassie Mae. Awesome! Awesome! And well deserved. I am excited about reading the other blogger post you have told us about.

I am never a big fan of movie remakes. IMO they never measure up to the original. Maybe one of these will be the exception.

Trivia Time. I was so excited when I saw your questions I could not wait to answer because, for once I actually know some of the answers. (I think).

Handwriting Exemplar- that one was easy because we deal with them all the time at work. I think there are six colors in the rainbow-red, yellow,orange, purple, green and violet. Jamestown for the first colony . Alan Alda played the television role of the character, Captain Benjamen Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce. I was a Mash fanatic. I haven't a clue about the hockey puck, other than I know it is the thing they shoot to make a goal. Oh and the Great Barrier Reef, I think. It is the only reef I know of off the coast of Australia. I wish I would, just once, get questions like these when I play (and lose) trivia pursuit with my husband and teenagers. Yep, the kids whip my butt every time.

Thanks of being such a good blogger bud!

Mel Chesley said...

Wow. They're really remaking those movies? Seriously? What was wrong with Tombraider? Oh well. The others, meh, I can do without.

Hmm... not doing much this weekend. Working the paper route and doing some writing/revising.

Have a good weekend, Alex!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Congratulations on your UK book success Alex. You are a daily inspiration to all of us :)

Golden Eagle said...

Dune is being remade? I didn't know that . . . interesting.

OH, I think I know that science question: 6. Isaac Newton originally thought there were 7, but 6 is the actual number (because indigo isn't an individual color--it's just the combination of blue and violet).

Rick said...

No! They're re-making Tomb Raider?? Yikes.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, they rock, that's for sure.

Gwen, really - no clones, I promise!

Mary, you got two right. And your Dune will suck comment made me chuckle.

Hey Melissa! Glad you are back. No worries. And you got some of them right.

Thanks, Michael!

Golden, I still have seven as the answer, but it is an old game.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Happy your books are doing well. Congrats. Remakes are fine as long as they do a good job.

kjmckendry said...

Yay for Cassie Mae and Rachel!

Hockey Puck- 4 inches

mshatch said...

Science – Five colors: red, yellow, blue, green, purple

Sports – I'm guessing 5"?

Geography – The Great Barrier Reef

History – I was almost going to say Roanoke but it's Jamestown

Movies – Alan Alda

Words – Couldn't think of this one

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Great that you have a following in the UK! Congratulations, Alex!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to Cassie and Rachel! And thank you, Alex, for including me on the Awesome Authors and Books page. I can't believe they're remaking those movies! I have a ton of new ideas. I can work for Hollywood if they're really that desperate! Have a good weekend. :)

Tonja said...

I don't like remakes. I can see where Dune could be better now, but it's too late for me. When I think Dune all I see is that guy's face with all the oozy bumps. Yuck.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

With all the remakes around, I think I'd really like to see something completely new!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on the success of your book! The only question I have a 50% chance of being right about is Elliot Gould as Hawkeye. Donald Sutherland played his sidekick Trapper John. MASH was a great movie! Julie

Unknown said...

Congrats on your ongoing success!

All the best to Rachel with her next Sleepy Hollow release!

1. 7
2. ?
3. The Great Barrier Reef
4. Boston ?
5. Donald Sutherland

Denise Covey said...

Hi Alex.Thanks for posting my link re the pics. Quite a response. I guess some of our blogs will look a bit different now. D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kathy, close!

MsHatch, got the two in the middle right.

Christine, they need to make YOUR book into a movie!

Tonja, that was disgusting.

Julie, reverse those and you got it.

CM, got three!

Denise, you're welcome, and I've been cleaning up mine.

Jo said...

Got some of your trivia, not others. But with so many posts, doesn't really matter.

Thanks for adding me to your Ninja list.

Just started Cassa Fire, been on my TBR list for a week or two now. Enjoying it.

Melissa said...

Great post.
I know one answer... Alan Alda.

Rick Daley said...

Science – How many colors are there considered to be in a rainbow?

Seven? I need to get my Dark Side of the Moon album and count them.

Sports – What is the official diameter of a hockey puck in inches?

The same as a urinal cake.

Geography – Name the reef off the NE coast of Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef.

History – Name the first permanent English colony on the American mainland.


Movies – Who played Hawkeye in the movie M.A.S.H?

Donal Sutherland. Alan Alda was on TV.

Words – A handwriting expert is called a ___?


Leovi said...

It is certainly a calligrapher. Or not?

Author A.O. Peart said...

Lucky me - my comment is number 100. Haven't been here for a while, sorry, Alex. But I have a good excuse: finished the first novel in The Forged series and spent a few weeks in Europe, visiting my family.

Anyway, congratulations fo Cassie Mae and Rachel! So glad to hear that the fellow authors are doing great :-) And congrats to you, Alex for staying on top of the Amazon UK charts.

Okay, back to editing and rewriting. Just got the copies of my MS back from my critique partners and there is soooo much awesomeness in their comments and suggestions. Have to work on implementing it and getting the MS ready for my editor. Wish me luck. I will try to visit as often as I can, but if you don't see me, it's just temporary :-)

Anonymous said...

I don't think Dune has been done right yet, so I'd welcome a remake!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jo, thank you! I appreciate it.

Melissa, he was in the TV show - who portrayed Hawkeye in the movie?

Rick, you didn't get the history one, but I'll accept your answers for the second and last ones!

Leovi, sorry.

Hey Angela! That's good stuff. And visiting family sounds like fun. Keep editing.

Milo, I don't think so either.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I am excited to see a new version of Dune is coming. I'll look forward to that.

Anonymous said...

I loved reading the ninja news.

I just hopped onto and out of Annalisa's page.

I'm not too keen on remakes. I hope they do the originals justice.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I'm huge fan of Child's Play franchise. I grew up watching the original almost every week, and I love it to bits. The sequels were okay. Is the remake necessary? Hm... that's a tough one.

Dune was one weird mess. I didn't care about it.

Short Circuit - I love it, but it doesn't need to be remade.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

George, never a fan of Child's Play. The novel Dune is is odd, so any movie will feel the same. But rather see new movies that remakes.

Anonymous said...

My plans for weekend included finally seeing the Dark Knight Rises. So good, soooo gOOd:-) THe ending baffled me though since it looked like they were setting up for another movie but I thought it was the end of the trilogy? Very cool they're reading your book in the UK! Time to watch some Olympics . . .

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,
Today is your lucky day! Today you are getting a comment from Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star.
Now then, makes a lot of sense as to why your blog is so popular. I mean, you and I quote you, human, "Pesky puparazzi are always after me as well, Penny!" Thus, your fame has now spread to the animal world. Congratulations to you, my human friend. I shall go visit Annalisa. Will shall some doggy treats for me?
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, I know - ending was great, but now I want a movie with Robin. And it's not going to happen.

Hey Penny! Darn those puparazzi. Yes, doggy treats and doggy toys for you!

Maynard Morrissey said...

Child’s Play - The original series became pretty messed up after the first 2 parts. I'm totally ok with a Chucky reboot.

Dune - I seriously want the 14hour version that Alejandro Jodorowsky once wanted to shoot :)

Short Circuit – I guess we can expect this with lots of mediocre CGI and in 3D...

Suspiria - NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

Tomb Raider – Why not?

Leovi said...

I like them all, especially Dune.

Unknown said...

Loved the interview. I don't know how you do it, but thankful that you can. I guess we'll just chalk it up to ninja skills. I'm excited for Cassie Mae's awesome news and for Rachel's newest book (her first three were great reads)!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm not surprised about your book in the UK. Congrats. And for remakes, don't forged Man of Steel

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

with some delay I read your post. Of course I rea your guest post and left a comment.

Thanks for the link regarding copyright. I read Denise Covey's post and left a comment.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maynard, I remember talk of that long version of Dune. And definitely no on the Suspiria remake. Without the Green Goblin soundtrack, it has no chance.

Thanks, Michael!

Donna, that one comes out next year.

Thanks, Edi! I thought Denise really covered the subject in depth.

Chuck said...

I only know the Great Barrier Reef and Donald Sutherland answers...anything else would be a lousy guess!

Dune was boring the first time around so maybe a remake is not so bad. Suspiria I have not seen.

Kelley Lynn said...

Yay Cassie!

Unknown said...

Why do I never know any of the trivia? I'll have a stab at some of them.

Rainbow colours: 7
Geography: Great Barrier Reef (it'll be embarrassing if I get that one wrong, being Australian)
History: Jamestown? I'm thinking Pocohontas here...

And that's it. I got nothing for the others

Congratulations on Uk success!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Chuck, you are correct. And you need to watch Suspiria.

Imogen, you got three!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know they were remaking Tomb Raider... will have to look out for it:)

Cally Jackson said...

Congrats on the UK sales. That's awesome! :-)

Unknown said...

Information overdose making me happy as usual.....M.a.s.h. fan, Donald Sutherland for the movie, Alan Alda for the tv series. I could answer more of your trivia questions but I don't want to appear too smart :) Finally saw Hatfields and McCoys, YEAH, Loved it!

Nicole said...

Great UK sales, Alex! I'm off to check out the wisdom you impart at Annalisa's. ;)