Friday, July 06, 2007

SPECIAL GUEST: Lindy S. Hudis, Author of WEEKENDS

I've got another special guest at Boomer Chick! My dear friend, Lindy S. Hudis, author of the great romantic suspense, WEEKENDS (LBF Books, 2006), and who just happens to be on her first ever virtual book tour, has dropped in to tell us all about herself and her wonderful book!

I've gotten to know Lindy real well since she signed up at Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Tours and I've got to tell you a little secret. Not only is she touring the blogosphere on her virtual book tour, but it just so happens she's a new mama! Frankly, I don't know how she does it all. If I can remember back in the day, a newborn gives little time to do much of anything else, but Lindy seems to be managing great! Congratulations, Lindy!

Oh, but that's not all. Not only is Lindy a new mama, but she's also an actress! Anyone ever hear of the show, Sunset Beach? Well, I won't spoil it and I'll just let Lindy tell you. On with the show!

Boomer Chick: Welcome to Boomer Chick, Lindy! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Lindy: Well, I am a California girl at heart. I have lived all over, though. I grew up in Tennessee, then moved to New York to go to NYU, where I was a theater major. I came to Los Angeles to seek my fortune as an actress, then I met a hot stuntman, married him, and now I am a mom. I have a beautiful little girl named Veronica, and a 3 month old named Cameron Michael. I am also a beach bum, but that is another story, heehee.

Boomer Chick: LOL, beach bum? I wanna hear the story! Ah well, story for another time. Hey, I want to see a picture of this hot stuntman! Lindy, you have the life. Hot stuntman, two beautiful children...it can't get better than that. I noticed in your bio that you sent me for your tour that not only are you an author, but you are a screenwriter and filmmaker, too. Sounds like you are one busy lady! To be honest, of the three, which gives you more enjoyment?

Lindy: I just love to tell stories, and to get people to think. I love the entertainment industry. Working in the movie business has been my dream all of my life. My ultimate goal is, hopefully, to produce my books into movies. I love the excitement and the creativity. My husband and father-in-law both have worked in the movie industry for many years. My husband is a child actor turned stuntman, and my father-in-law is a television writer. Both have inspired me to pursue my dream and have given me the encouragement to do so.

Boomer Chick: I also understand that you are an actress, too, and have appeared on “Sunset Beach.” Can you tell us how you ended up on such a popular show?

Lindy:That was a fun time. I went to an audition, and booked the part. It was a small but recurring role as a nosy news reporter that wanted to get the "scoop". It was a storyline about a young woman who has an affair with a congressman, and I was hounding her.

Boomer Chick: Do you plan on appearing on anymore shows in the future?

Lindy: Who knows what the future hold? I don't want to tempt fate, but if the opportunity comes, maybe. A cameo in the movie version of one of my books? Now you are talking!

Boomer Chick: Hey, you never know! Now, your book, WEEKENDS. Can you tell us why you wrote it?

Lindy: WEEKENDS is about an innocent-sounding family reunion at an exclusive California beach resort turns into a weekend of murder, deceit, exposed secrets and unexpected intimate encounters. In other words, I wanted to write a sexy, romantic California story. I want to transport the reader as much as possible. I guess I am one of those writers who wants to take the reader away.

Boomer Chick: How about promoting it? How is that going?

Lindy: I have been promoting it like crazy! I go on MySpace, and do the best I can to get it reviewed. I have a wonderful publicist named LeeAnn Lessard. She is great about getting my book out there.

Boomer Chick: I love LeeAnn! You are in great hands! What made you decide on LBF books?
Lindy: I met Jackie Druga-Marchetti at the RWA convention in Reno in the summer of 2005. She was extremely friendly and professional. I do appreciate a smaller publisher because I don't feel "lost in the shuffle" like I would at a larger house.

Boomer Chick: Do you plan on more books coming out in the future?

Lindy: I sure do! My next book, CRASHERS is a crime mystery about a trio of young people who get caught up in the seamy world of auto insurance fraud. They stage car accidents to get insurance money, and events spiral out of control, of course. My husband is a professional stunt driver, so he helped me out a little. My other book, CITY OF TOYS, is based on my struggling actress days. It is about four beautiful women who live together in Hollywood. They are all aspiring actresses, and some pretty upsetting things happen to them, as they did to me. All my books are pretty edgy, but that is what I like to do. I like to shock people. I also have a short story on Amazon Shorts called SHE'S A WHORE. That is a very dark, dramatic story about child abuse in the deep south. You can download it off of my Amazon page.

Boomer Chick: Well, I still say I don't know how you do it all. That is fantastic! Where can people go to pick up a copy of your book, WEEKENDS?

Lindy: You can go to my website at http://directorbabe.tripod.com/. It has the link to Amazon, B&N, and other places, too.

Boomer Chick: Thank you for coming to Boomer Chick, Lindy, and good luck on the rest of your virtual book tour!

Lindy: Thank you for having me, it was fun!

If you'd like to visit Lindy's tour page to see where the rest of her virtual book tour takes her, click here!

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great interview. I just went over to Amazon and put WEEKENDS on my wishlist for the next time I have a little spare cash. I also plan to check out SHE'S A WHORE.

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  2. Thank you for the compliment! I hope that you like WEEKENDS...Have a great summer!

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