Eastern Promises is a movie directed by David Cronenberg that focuses on the Russian mob.

It’s about a girl who walks into a pharmacy with track marks all up her arms, then collapses in a pool of blood on the floor. The girl ends up dying in childbirth, but a neonatal hospital nurse Anna (her father was Russian), helps deliver her daughter. 

The fate of the baby is explored through a fascinating plot.

Just a good story!

Warning: it’s quite gruesome in places and the nudity is quite bothersome–and yet somehow apropros given that it’s a mob movie.

On another note, I was asked to be guest blogger at Kathy Temean’s blog. Kathy is an SCBWI rep from New Jersey whom I met in L.A. at the SCBWI convention.

You can read my guest blog post here: http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/writing-muslim/

Sorry for the typos in advance! (I realized afterwards that my italics didn’t come through in titles!) I wrote it late last night.