Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Thank you both for being with us today. I'm thrilled to have you. Please welcome the CELLARDOORIANS.

1.          Can you tell us a little about yourself?
We are two thirty-something attorneys who no longer practice but spend our days on the look-out for a good book.  We have six children between us and husbands who work all the time. So, we save our sanity by spending as many days as possible on our "marathon lunches" and escaping into good reads. 

2.          Your blog is called Cellardoorians. Very unique. Could you tell us what inspired you to name it this and exactly what is Cellardoorians?
We both love books.  We got this great idea to start a blog about books and everything related to them. We were trying to think of a name that had to do with the meaning of words; something that would directly relate to the written word. 

"Cellar door" is a phrase from one of our favorite movies, Donnie Darko. In the movie, Drew Barrymore plays English teacher named Karen Pomeroy. She tells her students that of all the words in the English language, "cellar door" is the most beautiful phrase. We decided to take that phrase and what it represents for our own.  Thus, Cellardoorians was born.

We also decided to take on pseudonyms for the site, based on strong female characters: Eowyn and Morgan le Fay.

3.          What genre do you most enjoy reading? Do you review all types of genres?
[Eowyn]: My favorite genre is probably fantasy/science fiction. But I do love a good mystery or a good romance.

[Morgan le Fay]: Yes, we both love fantasy/science fiction. Stories that combine the two are especially sweet. I also can get into anything that’s character-driven.

4.          Have you ever or thought about writing a novel/ short story/ etc. yourself?
[Eowyn]: Yes! Maybe one day I'll get the nerve to actually do so.

[Morgan le Fay]: Well, {blushing} honestly, I’ve been “working on” (i.e., mostly in my mind) multiple novels for several years now; maybe one day I’ll actually finish one. 
5.          Who is your favorite author? Favorite book? Favorite character?
[Eowyn]:  I don't really have a favorite author.  I'd read anything J.K. Rowling writes (except for The Casual Vacancy, seriously did anybody suffer through that?) I also read anything Tana French writes.  She writes murder mysteries, which aren't my favorite genre, but she is a crazy good writer. Favorite books include The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter,  The Hunger Games, Gregor the Overlander, and of course, Pride and Prejudice.

[Morgan le Fay]: Well, that pretty much sums it up! I’d only add Moby Dick (it’s a deep-rooted and mostly unexplainable thing with me) to the list! And anybody who makes me wish I’d written their words, that’s the sign of a good book to me.

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Friday, January 4, 2013


Chances are you will talk to a nutcase today.  I already have. I faced her in my mirror this morning.
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     But, I have a good excuse. I love the holidays and family, but it drove me nuts. It took me away from my norm. I DID NOT GET TO WRITE FOR DAYS!
     Because of that, my heroine in my upcoming novel TAUNTING TARA, Detective Tara Woods and her partner Detective Matt Dobbs did not get to work on a recent horrid murder case. It almost became a cold case.
     Because of the holidays.
     But, she's back to work and interviewing suspects.
     Tara swears, The New Year will ring in Justice.