Linda Weaver Clarke, author of the series A Family Saga In Bear Lake, Idaho and The Adventures Of John And Julia Evans, interviewed me for her blog about my latest short film script, GPS With Benefits. Here's the interview in case you missed it.
Linda Weaver Clarke: As you know, I have a weekly book giveaway and today I'm featuring a new author, Vanessa Morgan. Please tell us about your book, Vanessa.
Vanessa Morgan: GPS WITH BENEFITS is a funny short story about a GPS device with a mind of "her" own. It’s scheduled to be turned into a film in 2013.
Linda Weaver Clarke: Hilarious! Where did you get your inspiration for this story?
Vanessa Morgan: The inspiration for GPS WITH BENEFITS came to me when I was in the car with a friend. We made jokes about the GPS and imagined what it would be like if the device were aware of the driver and his thoughts. I immediately knew that this could be turned into a crazy story. I won’t reveal more, but GPS WITH BENEFITS has some twists and turns that you won’t expect and that will have you laughing out loud.
Linda Weaver Clarke: What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
Vanessa Morgan: I observed people’s driving behavior, the small things that distracted them.
Linda Weaver Clarke: This book sounds fun! What does your family think about your writing?
Vanessa Morgan: Most of them don’t speak or understand English (I’m originally from Belgium and my native language is Dutch), so they can’t read my books. But they’re proud when they see me on television or in magazines.
Linda Weaver Clarke: That is very interesting, Okay, it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
Vanessa Morgan: I probably know more about horror movies than anyone else. Also, I love languages. I speak Dutch, French, English, Spanish and a bit of German and I’ve written screenplays and books in three different languages. Even though I write stories about cars and GPS devices, I don't have a driver's license.
Linda Weaver Clarke: Wow! That's 5 different languages. I'm impressed. I learned Spanish and enjoyed it very much but I don't think I could learn any more than two, which includes English. I've heard that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn so I should feel grateful that I grew up with it. Hahaha.