Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Hollywood Killing Literature?

We ALL love a good movie. And since Hollywood first began, they have taken some of the greatest pieces of literature and turned them into moving pictures. Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men...the list is endless.

Nowadays, though, times have changed. How many of us have seen movies to books that we never read? I'll admit I'm guilty of that. Sat through the Twilight series, never read the books. It was all for the Mrs. ;)

We live in a world of instant gratification. A phone call will no longer do. Now we must tweet. Drive through wedding chapels, electronic everything, you name it. We are more inclined to sit through a two hour movie than we are to read a book.

Now I'll admit that I would LOVE to see my books become movies, reach a broader audience, etc. That's why I LOVE Fantastic site that lets my imagination play! :) BUT, if my books do turn into movies, I want them to be true to the books. There will not be any exploding cars in Imperfect. If there are, that ain't my book.

If my books became movies, though, would I see people flock to get their copies or would Hollywood simply be the only focal point? I don't know. But I will admit that the idea of my books losing their clout is scary. I write with intention. I hope that actually comes across.

So, is Hollywood killing literature? I think it's a possibility. I would like to see the two art forms help and support each other. Hopefully our society isn't becoming completely anti-literature.

Don't forget, everyone, I'm about to start my next big tour. I'll be posting & tweeting my various stops along the way. I hope to see you there, and I hope you pick up your copy of Imperfect while we're at it too! :)

Happy reading!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog Tour Info

Hey everyone! I just want to let you know about ALL of the exciting stops and events for my tour!

It starts with me being featured in the newsletter for Marketing For Romance Writers in April.

On April 5th, Imperfect will be featured on Lisabet's Spring Excerpt Festival.

From there, my stops will include a chat with author Charmaine Gordon on 4/13,

a guest post with author Malcolm Campbell on 4/22,

a review by author Robert Hays and an interview with author Lloyd Kaneko both on 4/28,

a feature with author Chelle Cordero on 5/2,

an interview with S. R. Calridge on 5/11,

a guest blog on Savvy Authors on 5/18,

a review by BK Boooks on 5/18,

a feature on Elaine Lee's blog on 5/26,

a featured listing on Ron Knight's Up Author's 100th Blog,

an interview with Collin Kelley on 5/31,

and it ends with me doing an IN-PERSON event - The Suffern Book Festival in Suffern, NY!

Stay tuned as I will have all of the links on here and they will be tweeted as well.

Thanks for all of your support and I look forward to seeing everyone on my tour! :)

Happy Reading!

Monday, March 14, 2011

L. E. Harvey is going on tour!!!!!!!

Heya folks! This is a quick notice to let y'all know that yours truly is doing a blog tour which will coincide with an-person event I am doing at the end of May.

Starting April 4th, I will be doing a blog tour which will include features, intreviews, reviews and more! I am SO excited about this. I'll be making some INCREDIBLE stops along the way, so I hope you all follow along!

The end of May, I will be at the Suffern Book Festival to meet you, sign books, answer questions and more! I am so thrilled to have this opportunity, and I hope to meet you there!

Take care and happy reading!!!!!