If you’ve read Easy On The Eyes, you’ve met Christie, the independent filmmaker who is a good friend of Tiana Tomlinson’s. Well, Christie is actually inspired by a real life friend of mine–Christine Fugate–who also happens to be an independent film maker in Laguna Beach.
I met Christine two years ago while on my Odd Mom Out book tour and absolutely loved her. She’s so smart and warm and witty and kind. Very, very kind and yet so much fun, too. We had lunch at the gorgeous Shutters in Santa Monica (scene of the swanky baby shower Tiana attends in the beginning of Easy) and I knew Christine had to be a character in a future book as well as my friend.
Tomorrow, Thursday, I’m flying to Orange County to attend the premiere of Christine’s newest film, Grief Becomes Me, a Love Story.
Christine has graciously allowed me to invite some of my readers and friends, so if you’re free do join me. It’s going to be a fantastic evening. Screening details:
When: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Where: The Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
If you need more info, or want to RSVP, just email me and I’ll get you squared away!
And don’t forget, this Saturday, October 17th I have an event in Laguna Beach, too. I’ll be visiting with readers, writers and friends at Laguna Beach Books from 4-6 pm. You can pick up a signed book, or just hang out and chat. It’s going to be lots of fun and I’d love to see you there! For more details, check out my events page here on my site.