|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Location||California, United States|
|Introduction||I'm a California songwriter/vocalist, poet, and the author of two novels, THE LOOSE END OF THE RAINBOW (soon available through Amazon) and EMMA’S LOVE LETTERS (seeking publication), as well as numerous short stories. I'm currently writing my third novel. My website address is www.astarrynightproductions.com and my email address is: Pacini.Novelist@gmail.com|
|Interests||I’m particularly interested in individuals and organizations that are advocates for youth and environmental concerns. If you wish to know which organizations I support and admire please visit Resources: http://www.astarrynightproductions.com/loose_end/pages/resources.htm on THE LOOSE END OF THE RAINBOW website. If you know of worthy organizations that should be added to my list please send me their website addresses.|
|Favorite Movies||I'm afraid I’d sound like Roger Ebert if I rattled off my favorite USA movies. Additionally: I am mad about PBS movies, PBS Masterpiece Mystery Theater, Inspector Morse, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Prime Suspect, Dame Judi Dench in anything Dench does, and of course Agatha Christie's Miss Marple's and Hercule Poirot.|
|Favorite Music||Presley, Orbison, Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne, k.d. lang, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Blood-Sweat-Tears, Grateful Dead, Eagles, Les Paul, Dire Straits, The Animals, John Mayer, The Who, Traffic, The Birds, Beach Boys, Muddy Waters, Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds, John Prine, Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ricky Nelson, James Burton, Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Hank Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Clapton, Yardbirds, Cream, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Stevie Winwood, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Tina Turner, Billie Holiday, Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, The Band, Robbie Robertson, John Coltrane, Simon/Garfunkel, Van Morrison, Poco, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Shania Twain, James Taylor, John Denver, Carol King, Donovan, Mimi Fariña, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Mamas and Papas, Crosby-Stills-Nash-and-Young, Santana, Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Derek/Dominos, Rita Coolidge, Merle Haggard, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Leonard Cohen, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, Tracy Chapman, Chet Atkins, Creedence Clearwater, Gary Duncan, Tommy Merry, Tim Grimm, Al Green, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Randy Newman, Gram Parsons, Dan Fogelberg, Chris Isaak, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Miller, Harry Chapin, Don McLean, Paul Butterfield, Sarah Brightman, Streisand, Joplin, Lyle Lovett, Loretta Lynn, June Carter, Mother Maybelle, Carter Family, Doc Watson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Tchiya Amet, W. Earl Brown, Native Elements, Chester Miller, Bobby Aleman-M, Second Fiddle, Bunny Sings Wolf, Derek Van Choice, Martha Redbone, Tommy Wildcat, Lino Alibani, John Armen, David Friedenberg, Qua' ti' si' and Stringing Along Band. Also: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, David Grisman, David Bromberg, classical, Celtic, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. (This list is incomplete.)|
|Favorite Books||I have several much loved authors from the classics to cotemporary; my list of favorites is longer than my musicians/bands list. I will say that my enormous admiration and appreciation for these following books helped inspire my fantasy novel, THE LOOSE END OF THE RAINBOW: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R. R. Tolkin, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowlings, numerous fairytales and folktales, especially Aesop’s Fables Brother Grimm stories, and Hans Christian Anderson stories. A few other authors who are always on my short list: Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelly, Emerson, Thoreau, Shakespeare, Rilke, Keats, Tolstoy, Kerouac-Brautigan-Snyder-Ferlinghetti-and various Beat poets, Vonnegut, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Angelou Maya, Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, Nicholas Sparks, Stephen King, John Grisham, Toni Morrison, James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Scott Evans, and Anita Shreve.|
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