Welcome to my own little corner of cyberspace for all things Stephanie Plum and much, much more. I absolutely love - Okay, I'm completely obsessed with- Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. After diligent searching for anything Plum on the internet, I discovered that the Stephanie 411 was next to nil. So this is my own little contribution to the lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter world of Stephanie Plum whose lot in life is to choose between two blindingly delicious, strong, sexy men; escape the occasional car fire; and refrain from the temptations of a delectible boston creme donut threatening to widen her waistline.

Welcome to Stephanie's Obsession! Please Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Water For Elephants Movie Trailer Official (HD)

Okay, I know this is off the cuff here, but I had to post this movie trailer. This movie is going to tide me over until 'OFTM' comes out. This was the best book, and it looks like the movie stays incredibly close to the the story line of the novel.

Incredible actors in this movie too. Can't wait to go see it. Out in theaters April 15, 2011!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

EW Article on Daniel Sunjata

Can't you just picture Ranger getting all pissed because he got shot helping Steph with her first real apprehension?
Yay....I love all these anonymous tips!! More 'One for the Money' news is great news to me!!

In the recent January 7 issue of EW, 'One for the Money' actor, Daniel Sunjata a.k.a Ranger, is mentioned in the article "11 to Watch in 2011." This is what the article had to say about the sexy Sunjata.

'Expect to see plenty of the Rescue Me star this year, on both the big and the small screens. Not only is he "appearing indefinitely" on Grey's Anatomy as Nurse Eli, but this summer Sunjata, 39, will team up with Grey's alum Katherine Heigl (whom he calls "an angel") in One for the Money, playing a veteran bounty hunter who must teach Heigl's character the ropes.'
Sorry I don't have a link for this one so you can read the whole article, but it was good news to hear that DS will be on 'Greys Anatomy,' especially since his last season of Rescue Me has already been filmed and is supposed to air sometime this year. -As far as I can tell, there is no definite start date for the last season as of yet.- I might have to start watching 'Greys' so that I can get a weekly fix of Ranger trapped in Nurse Eli's body. YUM!!

Thanks again to my amazing anonymous tipster! You are the best! There's not a ton of info here, but enough to put a smile on my face and remind me that 'OFTM' is in the works!!! It's just worth it to get a glimpse of some Ranger candy!!....Fade to gorgeous picture of my Ranger Babe.

Update***Click below on the link to the EW article. http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20454917_20894983,00.html

Monday, January 3, 2011

Jason O'Mara Interview

Okay, this is a pretty old interview, but a Jason O'Mara interview is hard to come by for some reason.  He is being interviewed about his TV series "In Justice" that apparently is not running anymore.


At least we can have a teaser of what we can expect on "OFTM."


When Are We Going to see a "One for the Money" Trailer?

I've been wondering this for quite some time now, and I think that I'm not alone in this thought. The lovely SO reader, Patt, sent me this information. Thanks so much for your time and effort on this, Patt! This is awesome info.

"These are the movies that are coming out in July. Some of them have photos and some have trailers and some have neither. So it's not just One for the Money.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Trailers and photos

Larry Crowne (With Tom Hanks)
No trailer and no photos.

Zookeeper (Kevin James)
3 Trailers

One for the Money
No photos and no trailers.

Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows, Part 2:
1 Video and photos.

Captain America
Photos and videos

Friends with Benefits
2 trailers and photos.

Cowboys and Aliens
2 Trailers and photos.

Horrible Bosses
Photos no trailer.

So there you have it. I think the least they could do is put up some photos so we could begin to get excited about it. Does anyone agree with me? :) I'm seeing it no matter what, but it sure would be nice to have photos or a trailer to look at first. Yes, I'd like some cheese with my whine. LOL"

I completely agree with you, Patt! I'm really chomping at the bit to have some kind of information, pictures, or a teaser trailer to get me all amped up for the upcoming movie. Hopefully we will have something real soon!! Praying to the Plum Gods to throw us a bone...or at least a scrap of fat!! (*Trailer!, Trailer!, Trailer!*)

Debbie Reynolds Talks "OFTM."

This is a great new article from laughlineentertainer.com. Thanks to an anonymous tipster for this article. It's a pretty long article, so I will just post the excerpt about "One for the Money," but you can click on the link below if you would like to read the whole thing.

"Q. Any new projects you’d like to talk about?

D.R. I just finished a movie with Katherine Heigl called “One for the Money”, where I play a funny grandmother. It’s a good part and it will be out in January.

I’ll be on my way to perform with the Minnesota Symphony in January. Right now they’re having a blizzard and I’m happy not traveling in that. I don’t like the cold. I don’t ski. I topple over in snow. I’m the meet-you-at-the-ski-lodge-for-hot-chocolate gal."
Gotta love that lady. She has a lot of spunk...perfect for Grandma Mazur!!

To read the whole article, go to: http://www.laughlinentertainer.com/articles/2010/12/29/news/cover/doc4b8da7eb73ab6906413423.txt

New Article Where Evanovich Talks "OFTM."

Hey guys,

This is a great new article on "OFTM."

"'Stephanie Plum’ Author Janet Evanovich Bringing Bounty Hunters to the Big Screen
December 27, 2010 by Collateral Staff
Posted in: Bail Life, Featured
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Janet Evanovich has developed a huge following of fans for her bounty hunter novels.
With 16 novels written and counting in her signature series about fictional bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Janet Evanovich still manages to keep readers hanging on her every word. The books are consistently perched atop the best-seller list and she even has a major film scheduled for release in 2011. Despite her busy schedule, Evanovich took some time to tell AboutBail.com about how her interest in the bounty hunting profession has kept both her and her readers entertained for close to two decades.

Why Write About Bounty Hunters?
According to Evanovich, her original inspiration for her series of novels actually has its roots in the movies.

“In 1992, I saw the movie Midnight Run with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. As folks in your business probably know, it was one of the best and funniest bounty hunter movies ever made,” Evanovich said. “Anyway, I got to thinking. What if I wrote a book about an unemployed lingerie buyer who blackmails her cousin into giving her a job going after FTAs [failure to appear]?”

Evanovich took that idea and ran with it, quickly cultivating a loyal audience of readers who have fallen in love with the fictional bounty hunter’s universe. It’s a place where Stephanie Plum stumbles into bounty hunting after failing to land a file clerk position at a relative’s bail bond agency. While learning bounty hunting on the job through trial and mainly error, she gradually meets a colorful cast of friends and enemies, including a former prostitute named Lula who becomes an aspiring bounty hunter, and Ranger, a mysterious bounty hunter who sometimes serves as Stephanie Plum’s mentor/love interest. Plum’s misadventures - both comical and dramatic - often lead to exploding cars and run-ins with ruthless fugitives bent on evading capture.

Having bounty hunters as her primary characters gives Evanovich a seemingly endless supply of plot twists because the fugitives they’re chasing are never short of head-scratching reasons for failing to appear at court appearances, she said.

“What’s great about writing these books is that there are nearly as many stories as there are people who decide, for whatever reason, not to show up for their court appearances,” Evanovich said.

Because Evanovich is writing about a female working in a profession that people normally associate with men, she is able to work this aspect into how Stephanie Plum does her job and interacts with peers and fugitives. Evanovich discussed how being a female bounty hunter is different than a male - both on paper and in real life.

“Well, the dynamics are different. I think a woman - especially if she’s after a male skip - has the advantage of surprise,” she said.

How Did You Research the Profession?
To gather information for her novels, Evanovich consulted closely with members of law enforcement. This consultation consisted largely of drinking and shooting guns (they never mixed the two activities, she says), but she came away with a solid, fact-based foundation upon which she has built an immense and detailed world for her characters. Even though she is accessing the outer limits of her imagination to come up with new cases for Stephanie Plum, Evanovich said she has found that sometimes real life proves just as strange as fiction.

“Basically, what I learned is that while a lot of FTAs come along quietly when apprehended, there are some who will go to any length not to be taken in,” she said. “Even when I sometimes come up with what I think is a rather far-fetched scenario, I’ll get letters from bonds folks who say that they had a similar thing happen to them.”

Evanovich said that after nearly 18 years of writing her Stephanie Plum novels she doesn’t require much in the way of advice from law enforcement types. But on the occasion that she does have a question, she said the professionals are more than willing to listen and share their thoughts.

From the Written Word to the Silver Screen
Soon, Evanovich will get to experience the surreal feeling of seeing her characters come to life on the big screen in One for the Money. The film has been years in the making (Evanovich sold the movie rights all the way back in 1993), and avid fans have spent years compiling wishlists about who should be cast as the characters. While actresses such as Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon were mentioned as possibilities to play Stephanie Plum, it was finally announced that Stephanie Plum will be played by Katherine Heigl, who starred in the television series Grey’s Anatomy and several feature films. Other notable actors who will star in the film include Patrick Fischler as Vinnie Plum, John Leguizamo as Jimmy Alpha and Sherri Shepherd as Lula.

Evanovich said that while she has no involvement with the making of the film, she is as curious as her legions of fans to check out the finished product.

“I’m happy the movie is finally getting made. It’ll be interesting to see how different (or similar) the movie’s take on the characters is. I have nothing to do with the movie, but was encouraged that Stephanie is being played by Katherine Heigl, who is a fan of the books,” Evanovich said.

When asked how she thought she would fare if she operated a real-life bounty hunting business, Evanovich said there could be some similarities between her and Stephanie Plum.

“One of the great autobiographical aspects of the Plum books is that Stephanie and I are about equal in klutziness,” she said. “Though my handling of the real-life business would probably not yield as many funny stories, I’m sure I’d probably screw up nearly as much.”'

Although nothing new on the "OFTM" movie news front, this is still a great article on Janet Evanovich's opinion on the movie and how she came up with our beloved quirky character, Stephanie Plum" in the first place.  Enjoy!

"Smokin Seventeen" Info

Happy New Year everyone!!!

We have a publication date for the new Evanovich book coming out, "Smoking Seventeen." This will be June 21, 2011. Below is a little excerpt from the publisher's catalog on what the seventeenth book is going to be about.
"Where there's smoke there's fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot. To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motor home she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli's old world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her. And just when Stephanie decides it might be time to choose between the two men in her life, Morelli and Ranger, a third man from Stephanie's past moves back to Trenton...Break out a cold drink and slap on some sunscreen, this summer is sure to be a scorcher with Smokin' Seventeen."
Interesting huh? I wonder what the dancing bear is all about. LOL! Wondering who is the new man in Stephanie's life that comes back to Trenton. I didn't think they were going to continue putting Diesel in the Stephanie Plum books now that he had his own series, so I'm wondering who this could be?  Any guesses??

Can't wait for June or July this year!! I'll be in Plum heaven!