“Mother of God,” said the assertive bystander. “What kind of terrorists are these?”
For Sharlene Martin, here’s the fun part about being a literary agent: “I wake up every morning, and my job is to make dreams come true.”
That said, Martin won’t wave a magic wand to get an author’s book published, no matter how good it is. In fact, she expects a lot of Cinderella-esque legwork – the kind the princess undertook before her transformation – from every writer she represents. Publishing, she believes, is as much about commerce as it is about art.
A scant month ago, Martin left the Los Angeles-based offices of Martin Literary Management in the hands of staff and opened a satellite office here on the island.
BHS senior Colin Gremse wasn’t able to attend this past weekend’s awards ceremony for the 2008 Washington State High School Photography competition.
So he got a little surprise on Monday morning.
“When I walked into class, the teacher handed me a bottle with my photo on it,” he said.
The vessel in question was a bottle of Jones grape soda, one of 100,000 to be wrapped in Gremse’s winning digital photo entry, “Swingset.”
The famous, much loved and enjoyed Bainbridge Island garden of David Lewis and George Little is in its last season at the current site. Internationally known Little and Lewis are embarking on a new set of adventures. They’ll still design and install gardens and will continue to create their art consisting of sculptures, mirrors and paintings. This talented team is creating a smaller garden and gallery at a new Bainbridge Island location.
As the sun starts hanging around later and later, cheering up everyone from a longer-than-usual winter hibernation, we sometimes get that hankerin’. And just as barbecue season kicked off with the Memorial Day holiday, there’s another food-based season primed and ready.
Well timed with pride festivals and parades slated around Puget Sound upcoming, Seattle-based film director Drew Emery is coming to the Lynwood Theater with his film “Inlaws and Outlaws” this weekend.
The film’s been described repeatedly as “honest and heartfelt,” and also as a look into the “heart of love” in reviews ranging from the Seattle Times to Variety. It made its first big splash at the Seattle International Film Festival a few years ago and continues to pick up momentum.
Its premise — What do you get when you fall in love? — immediately conjures that Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach duo on the “Austin Powers International Man of Mystery” soundtrack. While its structure — a true stories project — reminds me a lot of the confessions room from reality shows like “The Real World.”