This month's Round Robin Topic is Villains! Do you need them? When do you use them, and what is the most diabolical type of villain to you? Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines a villain as "a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot." Also known in film and literature as the "antagonist" or "bad guy." I love a good villain! Who can forget Hannibal Lechter, the brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer with a love for a fine Chianti? Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' greatest nemesis in The Final Problem. The Joker from Batman, particularly when played by Jack Nicholson. Cruella de Vil from A Hundred and One Dalmations. And--my all time favorite!--The Wicked Witch of the West from Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." So what makes a
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While the weather outside is still frightful, I'm thrilled to announce a little news that is keeping me warm! 1) March 22, 2014 I will be signing books at BookLore in Orangeville beginning at 1pm! Hope to see a large crowd. 2) Death of a Jaded Samurai is currently being shopped around by my wonderful agent, Dawn! As of yesterday, we've had manuscript requests from 3 publishers. Fingers crossed!! 3) The Mystery Lady, the second book my Wild Blue Mysteries series, is in the hands of my publisher and I received copies of the cover. Release date to be announced soon! While I am definitely not a bestselling author yet, I'm not giving up! Stay tuned for more great things!! Available soon!!