AS: Hi, Genella! Welcome to the Amber Scott Project. I’m so pleased to have you.
GD: Thank you for having me, Amber!
AS: Sooo. You enjoy a good haunted house and visiting graveyards. Tell us, any good ghostly encounters to stand our hair on end?
GD: I have many stories – all would require a good 15k words. LOL But I’ll try: There is a woman who visits my room at the Tombstone Boarding House in Tombstone, AZ. She comes between 3 and 5 in the AM. Her Lilac perfume fills the room, often waking me from sleep (when I’m not traipsing about at all hours ghost hunting – LOL.) I’m pretty sure she just wants me to acknowledge her—it’s not scary at all, in fact it smells very nice. Also from that room you can hear boot footfalls walking back and forth across the wooden porch under the window – which has been cement for at least forty years now. And then there are the carriage wheels you can hear up and down the street just beyond the “wooden” porch. Carriage wheels? Really? I’ve only seen one carriage in town, and it’s used to tote tourists along Allen Street. I highly doubt that dude is out at 4 in the AM driving his horses up and down the street the Boarding House is on. Anyone want to go to Tombstone with me? Drop me a line – I’d love to go back again and again and again! 😀
AS: Being in the industry, do you foresee yourself branching into screenwriting? Why or why not?
I’ve co-written a couple small independent things, but if you think publishing a book is hard . . . Breaking into Hollywood is like crossing over to the other side and coming back again with the answers to every question man has asked from the beginning of time. OK, well, it’s not that hard, but close! 😀
AS: Fill in some blanks for us:
GD: To err is a daily occurrence.
Don’t ____________, be ___________. Hm. You’ve got me there, but allow me this: Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda.
Chocolate is a once a month necessity.
All work and not enough (mind-blowing) sex makes Genella’s muse suffocate.
AS: You have two of my all time favorite Hollywood hunks on your site, Adrian Grenier and Brad Pitt! May I say excellent taste!? So. What actors would play your Love Divine characters if you got to cast them for the big screen?
GD: Aslyn would be played by Sophie Marceau, who played Princess Isabelle in Braveheart.
Ryus is harder to cast – I’d have to hold a casting session. Anyone want to sit in??? 😀
AS: What’s the most difficult obstacle you’ve faced and overcome in your author journey so far?
GD: Public speaking. After holding an EVP position in my old RWA chapter, I’m over public speaking and can do it anywhere, any time. That was an amazing metamorphosis to witness from the inside. 🙂
GD: Well, everyone should investigate which stones work for them. But for me, wearing a carnelian and moonstone pendant helps produce emotional, sexy love scenes. The moonstone represents feminine energy (emotions especially) and carnelian brings out my creativity and assists in the ability to turn my thoughts into words.
AS: Thanks so much, Genella, for taking the time to answer these. I loved your website and must say, from Brad to Joan, The Fifth Element to Shakespeare In Love, we have lots in common and much more to chat about.
GD: Thank you, Amber!
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So, readers, who shall play Ryus?