Published romance author for 25+ years.
About me:Murphy's Law is available now! See my website: rebeccasinclair.com.. .. for details on how to buy a copy!
And now back to your regularly scheduled programing, already in progress...
Hi and thank you for stopping by! I'm the author of 13 published novels (my lucky number!) who is currently struggling to figure out her way around MySpace so she can slap up a booklist (haven't figured this one out yet) and some covers (I did learn how to do that - see below left - Yay, me!) then get into all sorts of MySpace mischief. Since MySpace keeps constantly changing the way they do things, I'm mostly into the mischief stuff now.
You can also visit me @ rebeccasinclair.com..
Who I'd like to meet:
Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, if only to see if it's true the two cousins never met in person.
Robert Burns, the Gerard Butler of his day but with a way with words. This wee lass wouldn't mind being swept away by such whisky-smooth charm.
Stephen King. I did pass him at an ABA Convention years ago, if that counts. It was on a concrete sidewalk, outside the hotel and it was summer and hot as hell. Since I tend to oogle men (strictly for professional purposes -- ahem! hey, a guy may go into one of my books some day (yeah, that's the ticket)). I noticed two men pass to my left. I glanced at their name tags (easier and less embarrassing to do on a man than a woman, think about it). One read "Peter Straub", the other "Stephen King". At the risk of giving away trade secrets, I recall being surprised by how handsome King looked in real life. So much different than his "trying-to-look-creepy" PR photos. (Aside: Although the oogle went well, I still haven't put King in a book. It's only fair; he's put himself in so many of his own, which are all written sooooo much better than all of my own.)
J.K. Rowling. I admire anyone who can get any kid to lug around an 800+ page book as if it's the hottest new first-person-shooter video game. All by herself, Rowling has gotten kids reading again. In many cases she even inspired their parents to read. Now, how cool is that?
(9.20.08) Aside: Stephanie Meyer is quickly gaining my respect and admiration for the same reason. It's so good to see kids reading again! (Even if every high school boy is muttering about (kicking dirt) never being able to live up to Edward Cullen.)
Last but not least, Jack the Ripper. Mind you, I wouldn't want to meet him (or, as in some strange theories, her) in a deserted, pitch-black alley in the East End of Victorian London in the Fall of 1888, but if someone were kind enough to lash the real perp securely to a chair -- a very uncomfortable one, (you need to be a Monty Python "No one expected the Spanish Inquisition!" fan to appreciate that one), I'd love to pick his brain...
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Published Author for over 25+ years
GeneralGENERAL: writing, reading, music, computer, avoiding the "c" word ("cleaning") ....
MusicEnigma, Sarah Brightman, Sting, Guns N Roses (Axl, my man!), Poison, Scorpions, The Boss (Springsteen, the old stuff), Bach (Johann & Sebastian), Rachmanninov, Beethoven, Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte (one song: day-i-say~day-aaaa-aaaaay-o~), Shakespeare's Sister, The Eagles, Roxette ... so much more, so little room to list them all! (Suffice to say my musical taste is ... eclectic.)
Whoops! 'My bad! I had a video here but had to take it down because--whomever uploaded it had violated copyright. Shame! Anyway, the video WAS Depeche Mode singing Corrupt. You can probably find it on YouTube. If I find it I'll post the link here..
MoviesI have to admit that seeing "300" on the IMAX screen (..3 times!..) was awesome, breathtaking, inspiring and, well, VERY oogle-worthy! I can't live without my first two ... movies (I'm sorry, but no one beats Linda Hamilton in T-II) and THE PROPHECY.. movies (the ones with Christopher Walken -- or, as hubby and I affectionately call him, "That Dead Guy"). I am soooo not the Sleepless In Seattle (or that kind of movie) type. Surprising, since I write romances, huh? However, I like nothing better than when my hubby goes out of town and I can have myself a Macho Movie Marathon! (updated 2-16-09) And for all us GERard Butler fans:
And, of course:
Television(updated 8-23-10) I love The Guild It's a web-based series that's absolutely hysterical -- especially for those of us who have been obsessed with, or even just played MPGs. I eagerly await every episode, even though each is only about 8 minutes long. Season 5 will be starting this summer.
I love the series of books by Charlaine Harris, but I have to admit, even though I know what's coming up, I can't get enough of HBO's True Blood! Love it, love it, love it! THE RICHES LOVE(D) this show. (Update 12-10-08) Unfortunately it was canceled. :( On the bright side, that gives Eddie Izzard more time to do standup. I was lucky enough to see him live this past Fall -- boy, does he crack me up! I don't really watch much TV, aside from a severe addiction to the History Channel, and the History International Channel, and The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel and ... well, you get the idea. Now, on the recommendation of a highly esteemed fellow author, I recently rented the DVDs and started watching LOST. I hadn't seen it -- I thought it was a reality show and, to-date, I have never watched a reality show (even when a local guy won the first SURVIVOR). A few nights ago I started watching season 3. I say started because I never finished the first episode let alone the first disk. I didn't like the last episode of season 2; I thought too many people worked too out-of-character, and in a nutshell found the whole setup not so great. I decided to play Cash Cab. (Ever catch that game show on the Discovery channel?) Season 1 & 2 of LOST brought me so much enjoyment (loved Sawyer! -- see video below, watch as needed) but the last episode of 2, combined with the first 15 - 20 minutes of season 3 .... I decided I've won the equivalent of $1700 worth of LOST in the Cash Cab. I'm not going for the "Double or Nothing" he always taunts winners with at the end of their cab ride. Nope, I'm walking away while I still have fond memories of the story/plot/characters. Updated 8.24.08 OTOH, I appreciate a good breath-snatching commercial when I see (experience?) one. I rewound the movie I was watching so many times so I could see the commercial below that my hubby told me to just go find the damn thing on YouTube. I did ... then went one step further and added the "damn thing" here for you to enjoy (um, of course it's not so I can watch it any time I want (wicked grin)): All I can say (after several fast, deep breaths while fanning myself with my hand) is: Wow....................
BooksI read everything. Give me a tub of car wax, I'll read the label. All of it. The only thing I stubbornly won't read are instructions for video games. Where's the fun? Where's the adventure? As for favorite books, I'm not sure I've read my VERY favorite book yet. However, I do have my Top-5-To-Date List here.
HeroesI've gotta get that booklist up. I have 13 wonderful heroes who are just dying to be discovered! For now, though, you can go to: rebeccasinclair.com for a complete book list.
(updated 5-20-11) That said, I've found a new hero: Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon. And, of course, Toothless. If you haven't seen the movie, do...it's great!