Behind the Scenes at the Soaps

Hi All,

The Novelist Inc. Conference held at the Affinia Hotel in Midtown Manhattan a few weeks ago was great fun. In addition to schmoozing agents and editors at the various events, I got to catch up with one of my very favorite author pals, Young Adult author, Niki Burnham. As it happened, both Nik and I were raffle winners for a deluxe behind-the-scenes tour of our favorite soap, THE GUIDING LIGHT at CBS Broadcast on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Thrill Moment–Yours Truly got to meet (as in actually touch the hands of) uber hunks, actors Robert Newman (“Josh Lewis”), Frank Dicopoulos (“Frank Cooper”). Frank’s real life daughter will be joining the cast very soon. We also spotted Beth Ehlers, the actor who plays Harley, and got to ramble around her house set.

The above photos show me bellying up to the fictional on-set bar, “Company,” as well as cruising one of the kitchen sets. I haven’t had so much fun in the “kitchen” since my Susie Bake Oven bit the dust. 😉

While at the conference, I also met Monica McCarty, bestselling author of the Macleod trilogy. FYI, I’ll be giving away book #1, Highlander Untamed, as a future contest grand prize to celebrate the roll-out of my next steamy historical, Bound to Please. Bound to Please, due out this July 1st, also features the MacLeods only more than a century earlier.