Footloose and Fancy Free

Friday was a big day for me… I delivered my novel MR. MONK IN OUTER SPACE to my editor (and learned they’ve moved the pub date up to November) and emerged from a marathon casting  session in London with the remainder of our actors.  The cast is finally locked…and not a moment too soon. I flew back to Berlin that night,  got back to my hotel room a little after midnight, and collapsed into  bed.

Yesterday I had my first free day in weeks and I spent it outside, sight-seeing with our two of our four leads, Erin Cahill and Andrew Walker, who arrived in Berlin on Friday afternoon (our other two leads, Alexia Barlier and Joseph Beattie, arrive on Monday).  We walked all over the city. I had a great time. It felt so nice to be out in the  sun for a change,  instead of locked in my hotel room, my office, or an airplane. For the first time in a very long  time I didn’t  have  to worry about meeting any deadlines, finding actors for roles, making production changes for the budget, locating the right race cars, and all the other problems I’ve had.   It was a genuine day off.

I went to bed 1:30 in the morning and didn’t wake up today until 11. I feel like a new man…which is good, because I am going to need the energy going into the next week. My days are jam-packed with meetings and rehearsals…and I’ve already got to start thinking about my outline for MONK #6.

But today, none of that is going to be on my mind. Today I am getting out of my hotel room and exploring the city.

4 thoughts on “Footloose and Fancy Free”

  1. Hey, nice to hear that you finally had some time to enjoy our capital and you surely chose a great weekend for it with the great weather and everything! Did you stop by the public-viewing opera at Unter den Linden?
    Hope, you’ll find more time off to discover the city!

  2. It was written in English, stars US, British, French, German, and Canadian actors, and is being produced in English. It will be dubbed into German for airing in Germany…and will be distributed all over the world.

  3. Hi, Lee!
    Erin has been singing your praises and is loving every moment in Germany. (Who wouldn’t? She said she’s being treated like pure gold!)She says Katie is an awesome “kick-ass” character and she can’t wait to play her. She is very excited about the show and remarked that it already feels like a family there. I cannot wait to hear about her day “on the track!” Any chance you will be posting any pics? Like Sue I am looking forward to seeing this state side. Can’t wait to meet you and the rest of the cast and crew when I arrive on June 17th! P.S. I am a big fan of yours and an avid MONK watcher!


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