I'm a huge Sean Connery fan. Robin Hood, The Avengers, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, I grew up on his superhero movies. But that's not what impacted me the most, then and now it was his roles as James Bond and as Finding Forrester. When I was younger I watched the way James Bond and the Bond girls would look glamorous eating and drinking Martinis while saving the world and when I was in college that's what I decided I wanted to do. I was either going to look good eating and drinking or I was going to act like it. When I didn't get cast in those kinds of roles early on, I decided I was going to have to do it for real and that's what led to me becoming "Girl, Restaurant Girl." Still something still didn't taste right about what I was doing. And it wasn't until last week I figured out what that was. They were virgin Martinis. So I needed gin but not just any gin but Bombay Sapphire gin so I learned. It has more botanicals than my shampoo and it evokes India and England and all those thirsty spies sailing all those blue oceans in between. I know this now because late last week I had the opportunity to experience a "gin Martini" for myself at a flavor party between Bombay Sapphire and Artisanal.
I got to make my own Martinis and Savoys and such and as the night and me unwound and I made small talk with all the other Bond girls in around me and by my second Tom Collins we were all feeling like supermodel physicists. I went home intent on having another but I turned on the TV and Finding Forrester was on TV. If you never saw it, it's about a man who lets a boy use his words to find his own. Suddenly I was suddenly shaken and stirred by a fateful morning in my own life when a Tom Collins with cream never tasted so good and I was ready to think. So I picked up my copy of Insatiable and I started to rewrite my mentor's words so I could find my own.
So the first excerpt from my first book below: