Betsie's Literary Page Newsletter
Hi there. I'm back from the long weekend. I hope
you had a good one. It does seem as if it were a long
time ago though. For those of you who sent in email
letting us know you missed us -- THANKS!!
I don't know about you, but this past week seemed
to kick into high speed for me. A lot seems to be
happening. The fall is upon us, boxes are popping up
all over the place (in my house that is.)
Scumbag of the Week
We "celebrated" the 3rd anniversary of the
September 11th terrorist attack on the United States
over last weekend. While you always have it in the
back of your mind that it was an awful thing, seeing
those images again on Saturday brought it all back...
the fear, the disbelief, the outright anger. Russia, our
former nemesis suffered an equally appalling terrorist
situation last week, with over 300 people being
slaughtered... over half of them school children in
their school. Kept hostage like pigs, without food or
water, they were the latest victims to fall to those
who would see every one of us die, given the chance.
Can anything rate as high on the Scumbag meter as
this? Waging war on us (or Russia, or Spain, or
whoever is next on their list) is one thing... I thought
that killing innocent people at work was brutal and
unforgivable... but slaughtering kids? Enough is
It's time that everyone wakes up and sees
these "people" for what they are. They're not
freedom fighters, they're not oppressed, they're
not "acting out" for reasons of economic equality,
and they're not honorable practitioners of Islam. They
are thugs, murderers, and scumbags... and their holy
war is all encompassing. As a world, we need to band
together and agree to put a stop to it. As has been
said, this is a war that we did not start, but
unfortunately - one that we must finish. Russia now
feels our pain, and understands that statement
better than anyone. I hope that they're the last
country to be forced into that realization.
UP FOR SOME POLITICAL READING?
We're Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore
sent in by one of our subscribers
How did the Party of Lincoln and Liberty transmogrify
into the party of Newt Gingrich's evil spawn and their
Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man, whose
philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts
trying to walk?
The Catalan Gambit
by Douglas Quinn
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.; (June 2004)
Genre: Mystery - Thrillers
Paperback: 244 pages
Rating: Highly Recommended
An action packed thriller about a father's quest to
save his children.
September 10, 2004
Ever since Henry Ellis lost his wife, his twins have
been the focal point of his life. He still felt the pain
of being a widower, and he has realized that he could
not control the events that took his wife from him.
However, when the plane carrying his children to
Spain was hijacked, Henry Ellis vowed to do anything
possible to save them. Henry was aware of the
President's refusal to negotiate with terrorists;
therefore he has rested the responsibility for
liberating the twins squarely on his own shoulders.
He arrives in Spain where he makes contact with
the "underground" through a priest and "old men"
from his family's past. He makes some startling
realizations about the "old men" that his mother
advised him to be wary of and realizes that they may
be behind the bloody hijacking that has been
orchestrated. Ellis exists now in a world about which
he was uncertain and learns to trust no one. He
learns about his father, a "hero" who died for the
cause many decades ago and now questions if he
really was a hero or just a terrorist similar to the ones
who were now holding his children and killing the
passengers one at a time.
Douglas Quinn delivers a truly captivating and gritty
story. His writing style is very honest and frank. His
use of imagery and bloody, vivid descriptions are not
to frighten us - they are to enlighten us. It's an
emotional roller coaster ride as you shift between the
events that involve Henry Ellis, the U.S. Government
and the terrorists. Scenes are written and at the last
word a major event unfolds and the reader will draw
his or her own conclusions, only to have them
rebuffed at the beginning or middle of the next scene.
This book has it all - love, action, drama, mystery,
suspense and a small dose of horror. All of these key
elements reside between the pages of "The Catalan
Gambit" and you will enjoy this book. It is an adult
read that chronicles the Post 9-11 society that we
live in and it will frighten you and then relieve you in
some ways. This cycle of emotions will repeat
throughout this work and captivate you in the
Prepare yourself for the ultimate action movie when
you read "The Catalan Gambit" by Douglas Quinn.
This book has it all, so, give it a read!
Reviewed by: Tyrone Vincent Banks
Yiddish with Dick and
Jane by Ellis Weiner and Barbara
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September
ISBN #: 0316159727
Paperback: 104 pages
See Dick, Jane and Sally Today - Oy Vey!
September 14, 2004
See Dick. See Jane. See Sally. See Dick , Jane and
Sally in an off-the-wall primer where they speak
phrases such as, "He is a goniff! Someone ought to
give him a zetz in the schnoz."
Oy vey! What has happened to Dick, Jane and Sally
since we last saw them? They now speak Yiddish?!
Jane is married to Bob and they have two children
who are very well behaved: "Kina-hora." Jane works
in real estate. Dick is a businessman who likes
to "schmooze" on the golf course to drum up
business. He is married to Mary and they also have
two children. Sally now lives in Berkeley where she
teaches "Transgressive Feminist Ceramics."
In this alternate universe to the Dick and Jane
primers of our childhood, we see a married woman
having an affair with her husband's friend. We see
her husband in a lip lock with Jane's male boss.
When Dick, Jane and Sally's mother is recovering from
a small stroke, which has left her
slightly "farblondget," Sally comes to visit. When her
mother compliments her on her looks, a "zaftig" Sally
protests and rails at her mother about the fact that
her mother did nothing to help her get ready for the
real world. Her mother tells her that she prepared
her to live in the world that she lived in. And that is
the heart and soul of this book - the Dick, Jane and
Sally who we grew up with were part of the perfect
world that was portrayed in both print and on
television where everyone was happy, there were
simple solutions to all problems, and no dangers
lurked outside anyone's door. There was a very
strong disconnect with reality, but in the 50's and
early 60's, not many people seemed to mind. Now,
Dick, Jane and Sally live in the modern world, but
Sally is the only one who is aware of how much
things have changed and that there was never such
a thing as a perfect world.
Yiddish with Dick and Jane is probably not for
everyone. But for those who enjoy a good parody, it
is also a fun and painless way to learn some Yiddish.
There is a glossary in the back to help the Yiddish-
deficient keep up with the story. The incongruity of
Dick, Jane and Sally speaking Yiddish is amusing.
The illustrations are right on the mark, capturing the
idealized world of the Dick and Jane primers, in strong
contrast to the skewed, Yiddish-speaking universe of
the modern Dick and Jane.
Reviewed by Nancy Machlis Rechtman
Danger Is Sweet by
Publisher: Awe-Struck; (August 2004)
Genre: Fantasy Fiction / Romance
Paperback: 153 pages
* also available as an eBook
Rating: Highly Recommended
Love as deep as the sea!
September 15, 2004
In 843 AD a young Scotsman and his cousin take a
boat out into a storm for the thrill and attempt to
catch a boatload of fish to impress Kenneth's father,
the King at the time. Imperious to the danger of
doing such a foolish thing, Malcolm and Kenneth
realize their folly when both are thrown over into the
sea and only Kenneth appears to have escaped with
Several years later Malcolm arrives on Scotland
territories and discovers that not only is his father
dead, but Kenneth's father the King as well. Malcolm
is persuaded against his will to stay and champion
Kenneth in his quest as King to unite the Scots and
However, before the mission is complete, an attempt
on the Kings life forces Malcolm into marriage with a
beautiful Pict woman who despises Scots. Malcolm
eventually gains the respect and trust of his unwilling
bride and they both fall madly in love.
The task of uniting the Scots and the Pict's under
King Kenneth McAlpin is close at hand. Completion will
end Malcolm's forced stay in the territory, as well, as
his one-year hard marriage to his Pict wife, Bethoc.
Just as everything seems to come together, Bethoc
unearths a secret about Malcolm that leaves her
distraught. Can their love overcome this obstacle or
will they be forced apart forever?
Danger Is Sweet combines romance with duty,
pride, honor and a little bit of the paranormal. It is a
delightfully enchanting tale about the mysteries of
romance and the sea.
Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds
Texas Outfit! by Stephen Lodge
Publisher: Behler Publications (July 2004)
Genre: Contemporary Western
Rating: Highly recommended
If you loved "Lonesome Dove" you'll love "Charley
Sunday's Texas Outfit"
August 31, 2004
Tough, old former Texas Ranger Charley Sunday
faces two problems: he's bored, living with his long-
time chum Roscoe on his broken down ranch near
tiny, dusty Juanita, Texas, west of San Antonio; and
far more seriously, he's nearly broke, and is facing
the foreclosure of his land.
His beloved grandson Henry-Ellis comes to stay with
Charley while his parents are on vacation. Charley
and his grandson have always had a special bond,
and Charley dearly wants to pass on his rugged-and
rapidly vanishing--frontier values to the boy, who is
growing up in our high-tech urbanized, confusing
world. While watching the classic John Wayne film
Red River, they see a commercial about a herd of 300
genuine Texas longhorns that is being auctioned in
Golden, Colorado. This becomes an itch that Charley
has to scratch, and he heads to his favorite pool hall
to do some "serious thinking." His sometime
sweetheart, the wealthy Flora-Mae owns the bar. It
turns out Charlie and Flora-Mae were thinking along
the same lines, and they form a partnership, financed
by Flora-Mae, to bring the herd back to her ranch so
she can get back into the cattle business.
Charlie, Roscoe, Henry-Ellis and their old dog Buster
head to Colorado to the auction. They run into their
first of many obstacles from a very evil, abusive
meatpacker named Pike who intends to buy the herd
and turn it into fast-food hamburger. Pike sends his
attorney, a young Indian named Rod to the auction
to make a pre-emptive bid. But it turns out Charlie
and his gang wins the bidding. Their celebration is
short-lived and is replaced by despair when they find
Pike has convinced the trucking companies to not do
business with Charley: he can't get the longhorns
back to Texas.
Or can he.. how about an old-fashioned cattle drive
across the West? Charlie is just desperate enough,
and perhaps crazy enough, to attempt it. So off they
go, accompanied by beautiful TV reporter Kelly King
who thinks the cattle drive makes a unique human-
interest story-and also Rod, who has had enough of
his boss Mr. Pike and switches sides.
Charley Sunday's Texas outfit faces the usual
hardships all cattle drovers did, the weather,
potential rustlers, the rough terrain and brutally long
workdays. But this cattle drive also faces unique
challenges: how do you get cattle across an oil
company's fields? Through an Air Force Base? It is
then we enjoy the central theme of Stephen Lodge's
simple, elegant and pleasantly sentimental story;
Charley Sunday's indomitable will, the same pioneer
spirit that conquered the West, will not allow him to
quit, will not permit him to fail-especially not in front
of his grandson. This may be the last chance the old
man has to show Henry-Ellis what kind of young man
Charley was in his glory days as a Texas Ranger. And
for Henry-Ellis' part, it is a wonderful opportunity for
adventure across the great, glorious West-much
more fun than surfing the Internet or going on a
fancy vacation in Hawaii with his mom and dad. "Take
them to Texas, gentlemen," Charley tells his men at
the start of the drive, echoing John Wayne in Red
River. And over the course of the cattle drive, Henry-
Ellis sees that his grandpa can ride, shoot, brawl-
and fight for what he believes in--just like Duke
Through Kelly's TV reports, the whole U.S. gets
caught up in the cattle drive saga-reality TV at its
very best. Pike turns out to be a particularly vengeful
foe that uses all his resources and contacts to
keep Charlie from succeeding. Charley's outfit gets
the cattle back to Juanita, Texas-but not without
some unusual allies including a biker gang and the
President of the United States.
Author Stephen Lodge is a veteran Hollywood
screenwriter and actor, and it shows in the
wonderfully visual style of this novel. Mr. Lodge takes
you right into the middle of the action. The scenes
move along at the clip of wild horses galloping across
the prairie. In fact you wish he would slow down a
little and spend more time describing the wonderful
scenery and vistas they are traveling through. I
would also have enjoyed learning more back-story
about Charley's undoubtedly fascinating life and times.
If you loved the old west cattle drive novel (and TV
movie) Lonesome Dove, you will love the vivid
characters, warm relationships and fast-paced action
of Steven Lodge's novel of the New West, Charley
Sunday's Texas Outfit.
Reviewed by Brian Hill
IN THE NEWS
Yahoo FareChase Launched
Yahoo has launched beta site yahoo.farechase.com.
FareChase is a travel search engine designed to
assist users in finding airfairs, accommodation and car
hire. Currently in test phase, Yahoo is collecting
consumer feedback for further development.
Court Rules Geico can Sue Google &
Overture -A district court in Virginia has ruled
insurance giant, Geico, can sue Google and Overture
for trademark infringements in search advertisements
they have sold. The Aug. 25 decision by Judge Leonie
Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia delivered a blow to the two
Internet search giants in their efforts to defend ad
sales of trademarks as fair use. It could also
ultimately threaten their livelihood: Google and
Overture make money by selling ads linked to
keyword-triggered search results, and many
commercially driven searches are tied to trademarked
brands such as Geico or Nike. Judge Brinkema denied
Google's and Overture's motion to dismiss six charges
brought by Geico, which alleged the search
companies' use of its name to trigger search-related
advertisements was trademark infringement, unfair
competition, and dilution of its marks under the
Mag Research Reveals Newsstand Readers
Younger, More Interested in Ads -Magazines
that sell well on the newsstand have
something new to crow about, and media planners
may have some more incentive to pay attention to
that "single copy sales" line on the Audit Bureau of
Circulations pink sheets. A new study commissioned
by Bauer Publishing USA finds that readers who buy
magazines at the newsstand are younger, more
interested in ads, and more prone to shop than
readers of subscribed-to magazines. Among the
study's findings were that newsstand buyers are:
- Two times as likely to enjoy reading ads in
magazines - 63 percent more likely to remember
products advertised in magazines when they are
shopping - 48 percent more likely to shop frequently -
50 percent more likely to buy things on the spur of
the moment In addition, these readers are
significantly younger; with an average age of 35.7
(15.3 years younger than subscribers). They are also
50 percent more likely to be female, more than five
times as likely to be single, and more than twice as
likely to be employed. Based on this group's apparent
propensity to read and to shop, Ian Scott referred to
the findings as "the holy grail" that marketers are
"THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP" CAME out
swinging - but didn't hit anything. On its first airing
Tuesday, the show's ratings lacked, well, punch. As
bad as that sounds it's actually good news for Fox.
If the show continues down this path, Fox will help
disprove one longtime TV programming axiom -- that
the first show in a new genre almost always wins.
The Fox show debuted to flailing ratings -- only
putting up a lightweight Nielsen Media Research 2.4
rating among adults 18-49. Wisecracking tigers on
NBC's animated "Father of the Pride," from
DreamWorks were able to best the show with a 4.3
among adults 18-49. (This is after "Pride' fell by 20%
versus the prior week.) For DreamWorks, who is also
producing "The Contender" with Mark Burnett for NBC,
it's a snarky victory. Fox and DreamWorks ended up
in court over the last several weeks with DreamWorks
contending Fox stole its boxing show idea.
DreamWorks lost. Fox then hurried the show to air
even faster. What stories may have missed is
that "The Next Great Champ" could be the first
champ of its kind to quickly go to chump. It would be
one of the rare examples in TV where the first show
of a new genre fails to succeed, only to have the
second show in, "The Contender," making the
scorecard. Typically, when new TV formats come to
fruition, the copycat programs lose out. For example,
networks tried to take on CBS' "Survivor," such as
with ABC's "I'm a Celebrity. Get me out of the here!"
But that didn't survive. CBS tried to combat
Fox's "American Idol" with a renewed "Star Search."
But that show failed to muster any high notes.
Through the years networks have tried to
launch "Seinfeld" copies and "Friends" clones - all to
failures. Irony? DreamsWorks didn't need a court
ruling to stop a Fox failure. For its own part, Fox will
prove what it has been saying all along. No one has a
monopoly on ideas. Fox proved DreamWorks had
nothing to worry about. Nice moral victory - but no
honorable ratings. So, Fox. Next time, don't push
another tomato can in the ring. Train hard, inhale the
smelling salts, and break another program model.
Lifetime Runs Out Of Time -The announced
shutdown of Lifetime magazine does not appear to
have been met with a great deal of surprise or
remorse in the ad buying community. Several media
planners who spoke off the record indicated that the
magazine had never really established a distinctive
editorial voice. "There are too many women's
magazines as it is--they really weren't doing anything
different," one planner said. The problem with
Lifetime, which was backed by Hearst and Disney,
may have been that its print incarnation did not really
reflect the personality of the popular network.
Lifetime magazine mostly profiled celebrities and
provided women's service stories--stories on great
desserts and dieting--pieces that are not hard to find
in the magazine universe. However, the Lifetime
network's primary draw isn't service. Rather, its fans
come for drama (shows like "Missing") and melodrama
(movies starring either Melissa Gilbert or Meredith
Baxter--usually titled "My Husband is Secretly Evil,
and He Took Our Baby"). That's a difficult formula to
translate to print. Cable networks can pull this sort of
spin-off--see ESPN the Magazine. However, in that
case, the magazine is at least about sports, just like
TRAFFIC, AND JAMMING TOO -- The media
industry loves to pitch its own wares as the best way
to promote other people's products and brands, but
when it comes to building traffic to themselves, they
apparently prefer a medium that can, well, cause
traffic jams. In recent weeks, trucks bearing the
images and promotions of satellite radio networks and
syndicated TV shows have been seen jamming the
streets of major DMAs nationwide. The trucks, of
course, are part of Asphalt Media, the roving outdoor
media network that festoons ads on the sides of big
rigs. In coming weeks, dozens of trucks will begin
generating traffic in major cities on behalf of Buena
Vista Television's "The Tony Danza Show," "Live with
Regis & Kelly" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Others will be promoting the syndication launch
of "Malcolm in the Middle," as well as a re-recording
of the show's theme song by a hot new band.
Personally, we're mighty fond of the "They Might Be
Giants Take." But if you're fond of digital music
beamed from the heavens, the ground-mover medium
will also be promoting satellite radio network XM Radio.
DO YOU HAVE AN AMAZING ANIMATION TO
SHOW? - Animex Screen is looking for new
animations for cinema screenings at the Animex
International Festival of Animation, January 31-
February 4, 2005 in the U.K. For consideration, send
your details, and a preview VHS or DVD to Animex
Screen, School of Computing, University of Teesside,
Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BA, U.K. before
October 1, 2004.
WBC IMMERSION PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 19-24 IN
LOS ANGELES - Writers Boot Camp's Immersion
Program helps writers go from idea to fully developed
first draft in one month's time. Beginning September
19, 2004 in Los Angeles with a six-day intensive of
instruction and creative support, Immersion provides
practical, hands-on tools for solidifying a strong
conceptual foundation on which to build a draft over
the remainder of the course. An informative evening
panel event featuring industry professionals
complements the daytime program, and the inclusion
of two script deadlines and two full conferences, one
on the first draft and a second on the rewrite, takes
projects a significant distance along the road to full
development. Potent brainstorming tools that
facilitate and help manage the conceptual-
development process, extensive creative support and
feedback, and the insight offered by the panel event
makes Immersion a course like no other. Contact
Kevin Jackson, LA Program Coordinator, at (800) 800-
1733 x325 or email@example.com
Enter Canada's Coolest Film Festival -The
National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is hosting
the NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival. NSI
FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival is the largest
established film festival featuring 100% Canadian
feature and short films. The festival showcases some
of the best short and feature-length films, industry
forums and master classes, parties and free
screenings on SnowScreen -- an outdoor movie
screen carved out of snow. Approximately 5,000
people attended the festival in 2004. The market-
driven programs have led to employment for NSI
graduates by giving them a competitive edge - more
than 80% of NSI graduates work in the industry. For
more information, visit www.nsi-canada.ca
Win Phone Pitch in Van Helsing Writing
Contest - Visionary Cinema is hosting a VAN
HELSING writing contest with a grand prize winner
receiving a DVD set of the film and a special phone
liasion and story submission with screenwriter and
director Stephen Sommers. Ten other winners will
receive a copy of the DVD. Entries must not exceed
2,500 words and must include Dracula, Frankenstein
and the Wolf Man. The contest will be judged by
three literary specialists/writers. Hardcopies of the
story must be submitted to VAN HELSING Writing
Contest c/o Visionary Cinema P.O. Box 1722,
Glendora, California 91740. The winner will be posted
Van Helsing Writing Contest
World Wide Web
October 31, 2004
Deadline: September 30, 2004
Special Effects Artist - Paradigm Entertainment,
Job description: Keep the eyes POPPING!!! Make it
look as realistic as possible!!! We need a special
effects artist to do just that! To join us you need to
have created some of the most breathtaking, realistic
special effects for video games! Come work with
passionate gamers who focus on making it look as
slick and sexy as the gameplay is challenging and
Primary responsibilities: Design and implement
creative and realistic situation Create effects to
include soft/rigid body dynaics, particles and shaders
to simulate the effects of explosions, fire, fog,
smoke, steam, rain, flowing water, etc. Also create
natural phenomena such as hair/fur, cloth, etc.
Follow concept art, storyboards, written descriptions,
Requirements/skills: BFA in Art related field
(Computer Animation, 3D modeling, Film, etc.)
Minimum 5-6 years creating realistic and mesmerizing
special effects for video games Expert level skills in
3D graphics, particle systems, dynamics, shaders
Excellent working knowledge of art software tools
(Maya/Alias, 3D studo Max, custom tools, etc.)
Interested applicants should forward resume, demo
reel and detailed credit list to:
Paradigm Entertainment, Inc.
1628 Valwood Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75006
Resumes with demo reels will be given priority over
those resumes that are received without a demo reel
Children's Story Submissions
Left Lane Cartoons
Job description: Unique opportunity for creators.
Seeking three page black and white story submissions
for children's comic. Will pay $75.00CAN for chosen
Please see the following link for further info:
Creative Script Writer for Animated Shorts
Future Thought Productions Pvt. Ltd
Job description: We are looking to work with creative
writers with a flair for compelling humor - preferably
with hands on experience writing for animated shorts,
animated feature films, TV serials, web episodes or
web shorts. We require cutting edge character
concepts that would be a laugh riot on the web / TV.
Writers should be very strong on conceptual skills and
be able to write character briefs, characteristics,
personality profiles, do's and don'ts and be able to
build situational humor around these characters -
compelling enough to get millions of forwards on the
web with potential for television broadcast. Ability to
think out of the box with a grip on global audience
appeal will be ideal. Basically allow your imagination
to run wild!!
Requirements/skills: We envision our shorts being
around a minute or two minutes at the most in
length. The shorter the better just as long as they
are compelling and have the potential to get millions
of forwards. We want to develop a character set and
conceptualize premises or situational comedy around
a selected character - So have 10 shorts developed
around a particular character - almost like a mini
series of sorts. Let me know if you can send us some
example of humorous shorts you've written. This will
help us judge your writing style. Only concepts that
are selected will be paid for. characters could be
human, could be inanimate objects brought to life,
could be animals, could be nothing we've ever laid
eyes on before, could be fantasy characters....as
long as it mass appeal.
Department/division: Animated Shorts
Job starting date: October 2004
For more info write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
featured news article
One of our reviewers and author Nancy Machlis
Rechtman was recently interviewed by The Greenville
-- Silent crisis: Writer tells of struggle with infertility
HAVE A SMILE ON US! - Prison VS. Work
Just in case you ever got the two mixed up, This
should make things a bit more clear....
IN PRISON... you spend the majority of your time in
an 8X10 cell.
AT WORK... you spend the majority of your time in a
IN PRISON... you get three meals a day.
AT WORK... you only get a break for one meal and
you pay for it.
IN PRISON... you get time off for good behavior.
AT WORK... you get more work for good behavior.
IN PRISON... the guard locks and unlocks all the
AT WORK... you must carry around a security card
and open all the doors for yourself.
IN PRISON... you can watch TV and play games.
AT WORK... you get fired for watching TV and playing
IN PRISON... you get your own toilet.
AT WORK... you have to share with some idiot who
pees on the toilet.
IN PRISON... they allow your family and friends to
AT WORK... you can't speak to your family.
IN PRISON... all expenses are paid by the taxpayers
with no work required.
AT WORK... you get to pay all the expenses to go to
work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to
pay for prisoners.
IN PRISON... you spend most of your life inside bars
wanting to get out.
AT WORK... you spend most of your time wanting to
get out and go inside bars.
IN PRISON... you must deal with sadistic
AT WORK... they are called managers.
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