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Report from Versailles: Pain au chocolat to peanut butter toast

Vonda at Versailles - Photo by Sean McNamara

By Vonda N. McIntyre Monday. The chateau de Versailles is closed to the public on Monday, so the production of The Moon and the Sun had permission to film inside during the day. It was the last day of filming … Continue reading

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Report from Versailles: The adventure begins

Vonda's Moon & Sun Crew Badge

By Vonda N. McIntyre My adventure began when I arrived at Versailles. Wait, no, it began at the airport when the production company sent a car for me. (I could get used to this.) Or maybe it began when the … Continue reading

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Report from Versailles: The Musketeer

Vonda and Musketeer

by Vonda N. McIntyre As folks who follow the BVC blog know, I’m having an adventure. My novel The Moon and the Sun is being made into a movie. Producer Bill Mechanic invited me to visit the production while it … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 3: Ancient Gods & Goddesses

Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. I recently returned from a fabulous 3-week return trip there, to research additional settings … Continue reading

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Theory of Mind: Literature and Writing

Theory of Mind is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own. It is a fascinating study that … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: When research tries to eat you

Any author will tell you that writing a novel involves research. Then, if you aren’t quick on your feet, they’re liable to corner you and tell you all the marvelous things they learned that were peripheral to their novel and so never got into the book. Have you poured hours into research that led you farther and farther away from your story—and into fascinating places? Continue reading

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Adventures at Sasquan

Little Sisters

Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, was definitely a Book View Café Event. Nineteen of us – more than a third of the co-op – showed up. BVC’s own Vonda N. McIntyre was a guest of honor, which gave … Continue reading

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The Salon: Blogging for the Posh

I was rereading Benedetta Craveri‘s  biography,  Madame du Deffand and her World, and when I hit the chapter about her St. Joseph’s convent salon, the parallels between the eighteenth century French salons and the evolving blogosphere gave me this mental … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Sun: Choreographer Jasna Harris

Choreographer Jasna Harris - Show Reel

Choreographer Jasna Harris‘ 2014 showreel includes a bit of the dance sequence from the movie of BVC founding member Vonda N. McIntyre‘s Nebula-winning The Moon and the Sun. McIntyre visited the production during  filming at the chateau de Versailles. “It … Continue reading

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Vonda N. McIntyre on the Set of The Moon and the Sun

Here’s a picture of BVC’s own Vonda N. McIntyre sitting with Pierce Brosnan, who is playing Louis XIV in the movie version of The Moon and the Sun. The picture is from a French TV1 report on the movie being filmed … Continue reading

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