|WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO IS DIRECT
YVONNE COLLINS AND SANDY RIDEOUT
December 1, 2005
Silhouette Books, Harlequin Books, Red Dress Ink
233 Broadway, Suite 1001, New York, NY 10279
$12.95 U.S./Canada $15.95
Roxanne Hastings’ ambition is to become a director. Not long after collecting home
movies and even insisting her teacher recast her third-grade play, she knew it was in
her blood to direct. Throughout the years not only has the task been grueling but also
working her way up the charts of a film crew has been laggard. Now, as the years of life
creep upon her, she has made it to assistant cinematographer. To some that would
really be satisfying but her dream excels toward direction.
Roxanne seeks to be more than a camera assistant. Her dream of climbing the ladder
of the movie-making business becomes stronger with each passing day. She decides
to disregard the obvious sexism and produce and direct her own short film, even if it
means going into debt. She learns that all the show business gaiety can sometimes rob
her of the affections of people around her. Yet no matter how many men turn up as dead
weight, her close friend Libby is always nearby.
“What I Really Want To Do is Direct” revolves around Roxanne who wishes more than
anything to be a director. After finding herself up against odds when men salivate at the
thought of seeing her dream fall apart from all their discouraging remarks, she decides
to prove her worth. After getting the offer for two projects she accepts both, but the long
hours, bossy divas often out of control, two aroused directors, and a boss who schemes
all the way to the bank - can she really juggle two lives? Is it enough for an Oscar
Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout collaborate to bring a fast-paced chick-lit to readers.
They created a woman with strive and determination to fulfill her dream at any costs.
This story is an amusing glance at movie making with all the little extracts that many do
not see past the camera. They took a story with a cast of lively secondary characters
and created a director in the making. Cleverly written.
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