Amy Spector's Top 5 Collectibles

Thursday January 18, 2018

Hi, everyone! With my new release from Dreamspinner Press coming out tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to do a Top 5 list that somehow related to the book's MC's. But then I realized that all my characters are way cooler than I am! I mean, every single one of them!

So, while my MCs have their fancy art and antiquities, here are the Top 5 Things I Collect That Make Me Less Cool Than My Characters!

1.    View-Masters—Do you remember those stereoscope viewers with the round reels that were huge in the 70’s and 80’s? Yes, they're still sold now, but back in the day, there wasn’t much you couldn’t find on a View-Master reel. Think Thundercats, Smurfs, and Menudo! And honestly, cool or not, my DC and Marvel reels could probably get me some real action with the right crowd! :D

2.    Ouija Boards—While smaller—they’re a good deal harder to find—I have a slowly growing collection of vintage Ouija Boards. While my oldest board only dates back to the 1930’s, I’m always on a quest for a pre-1900’s board. Also, if you’ve never watched the movie Witchboard, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now. It is the best kind of awful! 

Are you back? Wasn’t that a great movie? And Tawny Kitaen’s hair was so big! :D

3.    Comics—Yes! I’ve collected comic books since college! Mainly romance comics from the 60’s and 70’s—I’ve spent a lot of time searching comic shops and comic conventions—but I also collect old horror and 60’s Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane, too. My favorite reoccurring romance comic character of all time? Jonnie Love. ♥

4.    Gothic Romance Novels—This collection started by accident after I picked up a mystery bag of books for a couple of dollars at a garage sale. To my absolute delight, inside I found a dozen or so books with roughly the same cover—a woman running from a house—and almost the same blurb. Since then the collection has grown into the multiple hundreds and, while I’ve only read one or two, someday I’m going to sit down and read them all.

5.    First Edition Books—I blame this on a friend who is an obsessive book collector. Nothing ruins buying a hardback like feeling as if it needs to be a first edition. Thank goodness for eBooks!

So, there you have it! My Top 5 Things I Collect That Make Me Less Cool Than My Characters! Is there anything you collect? The more embarrassing, the better! One commenter in the DSP FB Group will win an ebook copy of That Rat, Carter Janson".