Tellulah’s Sassy Musings

Tallulah Bankhead is great

Why: She was a hell of a character. I never said my darlings were all fictitious… Today I must relate the wonderful and I hope, true, story of when Tallulah met Chico Marx. Chico was a famed womanizer and when he saw Tallulah at a party, decided he had to meet her. Groucho tried to […]

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Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad) is great

Why: he transcends the sidekick stereotype It’s not easy being a sidekick. Yeah, I know, the division of labour in Breaking Bad is theoretically a partnership, but Walt is the brains and with his cancer, the heart of the show. And yet… There are a lot of ways that Jesse could have been portrayed.  Some […]

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Jericho Barrons (Fever series) is great

Why: sexy in deed not just looks. Boys, turn away now…. Are they gone? Okay. Let’s talk alpha male. Staple of most romances. Who doesn’t love the sexy, strong, (bordering on?) domineering type who’ll fulfill your ever fantasy, keep you safe and adore you with a burning intensity. In real life, we call them stalkers. […]

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Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls: book trailer

We interrupt this regularly scheduled programming to do a happy dance that there is a new book trailer for my debut YA novel entitled Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. Watch it, post it, tweet it and otherwise share it with older teens/adults who are fans of sexy romantic comedies. Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide […]

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Walt White (Breaking Bad) is great

Why: an excellent example of how to set up your protagonist’s ordinary world Okay, embarrassing confession. I have only now finally started watching Breaking Bad. I’m in Season 1 and loving it. For a whole bunch of reasons, but I want to focus on an important one, which is taking the time to craft your […]

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Wade/Parzival (Ready Player One) is great

Why he’s great: a wonderfully realized underdog Everyone loves an underdog. Ernest Cline does an excellent job starting our hero in a position of seeming impossibility. In a world crippled by recession and poverty, where fulfillment is tied to achieving status online, Wade is poor, overweight, socially awkward, and while smart, can’t afford to get […]

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