Day Four


It’s no wonder we begin to feel a bit schizo while covering the new TV season. One minute the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders are performing in front of you, the next Salt n Pepa are talking about why they broke up and why they want to do a reality show together. In between there’s Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo talking about their new show. Elvis’s friends telling stories about the past. Ty Murray and Vanilla Ice discussing the merits of bullriding. And Steven Van Zandt waxing poetic about Bruce Springsteen and David Chase (Creator of the Sopranos). By the way, Steven loved the way the Sopranos ended. He thought it was brilliant. The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern hosted lunch. There were crickets and maggots in a box. I ate the chicken and I’m still having stomach troubles. :-) The Brits took over the afternoon. Steven Moffat, who writes Dr. Who, has a new series Jekyll. And Russell T. Davies, who also wrote the new Doctor Who, has another crazy series, Torchwood. Discovery Channel was here with Storm Chasers, Shark survivors and crazy Bear Gryllis with his Man vs. Wild show.

So you can see where at some point one’s brain might take a trip to the crazy side. I’m actually thinking about skipping the party at Garth Ancier’s house tonight to write. I know, I’m insane. But I have two more weeks of this stuff, and a girl needs her sanity.

What are you guys doing this weekend?



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.

2 responses »

  1. You deserve a break. I hope the writing goes well. At least you didn’t delete a heck of a shot of Nora Roberts while downloading pictures from your camera. I’m sooo upset. :-(

  2. I’m really hoping Torchwood is coming to Sci Fi. I’ve heard wonderful things about it from folks who are somehow getting feeds from England. They’re probably getting them online, now that I think about it. But anyway, since it’s a spin-off of Doctor Who, I want to see it. :)

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