Thursday, July 18, 2013 | By: Lynny Prince

Publisher in the shadows?

Hello blogger friends,

 

I received an exciting email the other day; after querying the publisher who published my friend's novel, I was delighted to get a positive email back from them. 

 I am hopeful that this is the answer I've been praying for. Having a publisher will legitimize everything I have worked so hard for. They will be publishing the second book in the Ghostkiller Trilogy, Scattered Leaves: Beyond the Legend, should they decide to take a risk on me. Keeping my fingers crossed! 

Meanwhile, I have yet another book in the works. Some of you expressed interest when I asked if you would be interested in an erotic novel. I do have one that I started a few years back, and it now has a name: Details on Undoing the Laces will be announced soon.  Here's the short synopsis:

Erica North wasn't looking for trouble that hot summer night in 1969, but after a fight with her boyfriend left her stranded in the worst part of town, she soon found herself in terrible danger. The no-good womanizer had cheated on her for the last time, and her screams of rage had brought unwanted attention to them both. Justice was served at the end of a knife that dark night, which left Erica as the only witness to the murder. Fearing for her life, she was rescued by would-be hero Wren Black at the last minute. Never in her wildest dreams did Erica imagine she would get out alive, much less be rescued by a man who seemed to know all of her deep, dark secrets. Erica soon discovered that Wren's only mission seemed to be to fulfill them. But at what cost? Was Wren, in fact, the murderer?

It's short and sweet today!  Have lots to do and little time to do it in. Have a great day everyone!

Tl next time, I wish you love, peace and frybread grease!
~LP
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 | By: Lynny Prince

Calling Jerry Bruckheimer!!

Anyone who knows anything about TV or movies knows that Jerry Bruckheimer is the guru of those mediums. Gore Verbinski is also up there in the stratosphere of amazing directors. As many of you know, I had a friend who worked on the set of the Lone Ranger as Johnny Depp's stand in. My friend was responsible for getting Johnny a copy of my book, "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller" for his 49th birthday and then this year, a Ghostkiller t-shirt for his 50th! How lucky am I to have friends like this?

So when I had a chance to go to a sneak peek of The Lone Ranger a week before it premiered worldwide, you bet your black-bird I took it. The film didn't disappoint, either.

I was blessed to have received an invitation to go to a sneak peek showing of The Lone Ranger by a trusted friend who had tickets, and I must say, the movie far exceeded my expectations. Johnny Depp out did himself in the role of Tonto, and I dare say it is his best work to date.

The Lone Ranger is an action-packed thrill ride, complete with crashing trains, evil bandits, lots of shoot-'em-up scenes, and corporate corruption, all tied up in a tightly woven package. But that is not why I loved it. I loved it for the truth it contains. Let me explain:

Amid all the controversy over Johnny and the bird he wears on his head, I submit the evidence un-earthered by Indian Country Today; Yes, Indians did wear birds on their heads. And for someone who knew so little about Natives, Johnny certainly brought the message from the Native masses to the big screen, and in a way only Johnny Depp could have done it: Native Americans were victims of genocide, all for the love of money, from day one.

 This film will open everyone's eyes to just one example of historical wrongs committed against Natives; how greed helped shape one Nation, while systematically wiping out another. The costume was a bit over the top, but the message in the story was so profound, I didn't pay much attention to what he wore. Throughout the film, Tonto feeds the bird on his head, thus feeding his spirit, which I thought was an amazing touch.

The Lone Ranger takes a terrible time in history and puts it in a nice little entertainment pill, easily swallowed by the masses, and in this way, many will be educated. I applaud all involved. I laughed and I cried and was thoroughly entertained. Everyone needs to see this film, but especially every American Indian needs to see it. Bringing to the forefront atrocities committed against American Indians is something never before done in any Hollywood film I've ever seen. It will get butts in the seats and then educate those butts, en masse, about a dark time in history never told in this way, let alone with this much press. Bravo! Two thumbs up!

 I want to hire the entire Lone Ranger team for the film "Ghostkiller." Jerry, Gore and Johnny, if you're reading this, lets make a film! HA! In all seriousness, this is the dream team, no doubt about it. Get out and go see this film! You'll be glad you did!

Til next time,
~LP