• Books & Writing,  Fandom

    Inside Kung Fu: Helping Buffy Slay Vampires

    Back in 1998, I was working as a freelance reporter for Inside Kung-Fu magazine. My first big piece was an interview with Jeff Pruitt and Sophia Crawford - the stunt coordinator and Buffy stunt double from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I got to spend quite a few nights at the studio watching them film and it was the thrill of my life -- which I know I've mentioned more than a few times here on this blog. Anyway, I was cleaning out a closet and found all of my old Inside Kung-Fu magazines, so I thought I'd share screenshots of the articles. All of the super photos came straight from…

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    How Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed my life (Part 1)

    I distinctly remember watching the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watched it in my bedroom so I wouldn’t be distracted and demanded total silence from husband and son. I knew from the TV Guide description that it was going to wow me and it did. When that last downbeat of the theme rang out over that final slayer shot, I was hooked. I couldn’t wait for the commercials to end and then I wished the clock would slow so the show wouldn’t end too soon. If you’re a fangirl, you’ll understand. If you’re not, this is all going to sound crazy. When a TV fan finds a…

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    How I Ended Up on the Set of My Favorite TV Show

    When I was a young teen, my dream was to one day go on the set of my favorite TV show and watch them film. Yes, really. I’m that much of a TV geek. When I graduated high school, I went to acting school in New York because I figured the best way to get on the set of a TV show was to be a part of the cast. That didn’t work out like I thought it would and I ended up becoming a teacher. Several years and one crushing break-up later it hit me – the dream! I had to take another shot at it. So, I did.…