Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I have a confession to make. Last Saturday night, date night, the night reserved for a romantic dinner for two, a bottle Chardonnay, cracked crab, and maybe crème brulee for dessert, my husband and I sneaked into the kids movie, HOTEL FOR DOGS.
Why would a fairly intelligent couple (although that’s debatable if you ask my kids) spend their Saturday night in a theatre packed with fidgeting seven year olds? I mean, with all the brilliant, Oscar-nominated movies available to us, why did we pick a movie about dogs?
Because we wanted to laugh. We wanted to smile, hold hands, giggle, and yes, even tear up when we spotted the brilliant Border Collie that reminded us of our brilliant and beloved Bandit we lost years ago.
We wanted to be entertained. Interesting concept. I’m not trying to be a smart Alec, but quite frankly some movie choices are a bit depressing. I don’t need depressing, I need diverting, challenging, even enlightening. Although I didn’t get all of that from HOTEL FOR DOGS, I had a great time watching two orphans fight for those less fortunate than themselves—stray dogs. There was even a romance!
I chose to write romance to entertain and divert readers from things like our challenging economic situation. What kinds of things to you do to escape and recharge?
Speaking of escaping, Romantic Times called my February Intrigue, UNDERCOVER STRANGER, “…great escapist fiction.” Cool! The story, set in the Seattle area, has tons of action, adventure, mystery and, of course, romance!
What have you escaped into recently? Books? Movies? A little make believe with children? That’s the best.
Posted by Intrigue Authors at 10:30 PM