It’s release day!

If the enthusiasm has been too much for you, then you’ll be happy to know the day has arrived! Local folks, I’ll be dropping off copies at Audreys mid-morning, then I’ll be having an interview for VUE Weekly, our local indie paper. I’ll be home later to answer questions, FB, and tweet with everyone. Hope…

I’m nearly famous…

I just listened to my new finished podcast with Dean Karayanis at The History Author Show, and it came out great. Dean has one of those mellifluous voices that’s perfect for radio/podcasting and always makes you feel so at ease. Plus, he’s a fantastic cheerleader! He’ll be posting it to his page not too long…

The It Girl and Me is now up for pre-order!

If you’ve been saying “Laini, come on. I’ve been patient. I need some more of that sweet, sweet Hollywood content to savor. You know, like the Grenadine of Beef at Musso & Frank!” then your time may have come at last. My new book is available for pre-order (also here). Yay! See? Clara’s excited… In case…

Lost in Translation…

I owe a great deal to my wonderful friend Martin Turnbull, who has been a mentor to me in so many ways, but his latest coup was introducing me to Babelcube, where I’m in the process of having books turned into international magic. This past weekend, I spent innumerable hours teaching myself some of the…

Wanna see the junk in my trunk?

Well, I won’t show you the stacks and stacks of older drafts and trunked manuscripts, but I can show you the pretty new outside. In order to keep myself sane during the writing process, I have to do things other than write from time to time, and one of the things I love doing is decorating….

Hi All!

If you found me based on my recent BookBub deal, welcome to my page! If you’re wondering why Barnes and Noble was not included in the deal, it was. Only with my crummy luck, their page had not yet updated by the time the deal was posted Tuesday morning (July 12). The good news is…

“What we want most to be, we are” (Movie Scientist blogathon)

This is my post for the Movie Scientist Blogathon, sponsored by Silver Screenings and Christina Wehner. Thanks for having me, y’all (and sorry for running a bit late on “Mad Scientist” day. My pick is the version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the one and only John Barrymore. For years, I had thumbed…

An overview of the life and career of Marie Prevost (O Canada blogathon)

Now that I’m practically Canadian, I couldn’t let an opportunity pass me by to participate in the 2016 O, Canada Blogathon, hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina at Speakeasy. So here’s my look back at the life and career of Marie Prevost, a Canadian gone Hollywood. It’s a shame that when you say…

An overview of Ziegfeld Girl (part of the Backstage Blogathon)

“Once upon a time there were three little girls…” Had you going for a minute, didn’t I? Instead of backstage antics at the Ziegfeld Follies, you thought I was going for an Aaron Spelling-flavored review of a certain 1970s program that shall remain nameless. If you think about it though, the Ziegfeld Follies were really…