Monday, June 13

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Had a chance to meet the Naughty Girls over the weekend and what a fun group they are. They were in the Dallas Fort Worth area doing booksignings. My buddy Gena Showalter (You’ve got to pick up “Awaken Me Darkly”) was there. She’s such an awesome writer. And she was in great company. Shari Shattuck, Julie Kenner and Julie Leto were also signing. Great group of chicks who all write for Downtown Press. I’m such a dork though. Later that night, I realized I should have interviewed Shari. She’s an actress who used to be in daytime, and I could have put her in one of the columns. Soap fans always want to know what’s going on with their favorites. I’m reading her book, Lethal, and it’s awesome. Couldn’t put it down last night. Let’s see, last week I worked on stories about Anthony Michael Hall and his show “Dead Zone.” He’s a great guy. Michael Ian Black has a new show, “Stella,” coming up that’s so funny on Comedy Central. Did a story on him too. Oh, back to Showalter. When you buy “Awaken Me Darkly” check out her dedication and acknowledgements. She said something very funny about her parents. Total accident. It’s a good thing they have a sense of humor. For those of you in town, Saturday, June 15, from 2-4 p.m. my friend Britta Coleman is signing her debut novel, “Potter Springs.” Please beleive me when I tell you this chick can write. She’s beautiful, talented and sweet. If she weren’t one of my dearest friends I’d have to hate her. Pick up “Potter Springs.”

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About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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  1. Anthony Michael Hall

    Hi, Candy, please forgive a perfect stranger from blundering into your lj. I’m a great fan of Anthony Michael Hall, and I google on him nearly every day. Today I found this lj entry mentioning AMH and the DZ.

    I’d llooooovvvveee to hear anything more about the interview that you can share! Or at least where I can finally read it. I’ve had the great good fortune to meet him twice myself, and both times he was the epitome of courtesy, amiability, and kindness, signing many autographs for his fans, and posing for pictures after an emotional wrenching performance of The Exonerated. It was one of the highlights of my life.

    Thanks for any consideration! Wishing you a good evening and much success on your book!

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