I’ve always liked “Where Are They Now” shows and TV segments. It’s fun to see an actor or actress you watched for years but who disappeared from the public eye and catch up on their life now. There’s a few I wonder about and now. For example, whatever happened to Mark Hamill?
He seemed to rocket to stardom with the Star Wars movies, but whereas Harrison Ford made a career out of acting, Mark Hamill was never more than a blip on the radar. I heard recently he signed to come back for the Star Wars VII movie. Fingers crossed it’s true.
Another actor I loved was Andrew McCarthy. When I looked him up online, it seemed as though he’d been in a lot of films, even recent films. I just hadn’t seen any since maybe Pretty in Pink or Weekend at Bernie’s. I’d like to forget that second one, by the way.
Now let’s talk authors. One of my biggest influences and favorite authors is Marsha Canham. I read all of her books and then she seemed to disappear. But when I checked Amazon and her website, I saw that she does have books in the work and new books on sale. Like so many other authors, the ease of digital publishing has made it possible for us to keep reading her fabulous books.
Elizabeth Elliott was another historical author I adored. I must have read her 1995 release Warlord half a dozen times. When I looked her up for this blog, I saw she also has a new book out—well, newer. In fact, I had it on my Kindle app. One of my readers had told me about it, and I’d bought it and forgot to read it. Guess what I’ve been reading lately?
Finally, whatever happened to Elizabeth A. Vaughn? She was a guest on the Jaunty Quills years ago (February 2007—read the interview here), and I loved her Chronicles of the Warlands series, especially Warprize. She also published another series, but I can’t see that she’s published anything else recently. Anyone know what she’s been up to?
Are there any authors you wonder about?