Showing posts from July, 2012

Save The Date - Facing Redemption Release


12 years ago

Tonight as I type, I look back to where I was 12 years ago at this moment.  I had just married a wonderful guy, who swept me off my feet and we were dancing to our favorite band.  It makes me smile to think how far we've come in such a short time.  I was blissfully happy and knew we'd have a beautiful life together.  However, within months of our marriage, I almost lost my sweet husband.  Due to a sudden onset of food allergies (which happens to adults sometimes), he had an anaphylactic attack, flatlined, and was non-responsive in my car. At this time, we were unaware of the cause of his issues. All I knew is that my new husband was no longer breathing and it was up to me to figure it out. I remember driving wildly through and into oncoming traffic, to beat the clock and make it to the ER to save him. I remember having flashes of a future that played before my eyes, like a film, of the family we would never have... the golden years we'd never share. God performed

Facing Redemption to release in September

So those of you who've been asking for a while --- wait no longer! It took me a bit longer than expected,  as I have a full-time job and a family to watch over.  Whew.  It's been a bit of a journey as my former publisher left a very bad taste in my mouth, but I won't get into details here. Let's just say I'm happy to have a new path that will give me what I need. Facing Redemption will release September 15th, and I'll have a book launch party in OKC at Sauced. If you're in OKC, I'd love to have you.  Just email me at so I can keep an accurate headcount. We'll have a drawing for some door prizes, one being a free book with some other pretty cool items bundled in. So, if you've wondered whatever became of Timothy and Chastity... If you're dying to know if Chastity read John's letter... Or if you're interested in knowing more about the rest of the story... It's all coming soon. Below is

A Vote of Confidence

Recently, I had to take Little T to the doctor for a follow-up.  Our peds doctor has always been the best to work with.  Whenever he introduces us to fellow partners, at their practice, he always says, "This is that patient I've talked about." My little guy is a pistol.  And he makes an impression with most that he meets. On this day, our friendly doctor walked in with a medical student and proceeded to check out little T.  He then asked his medical student shadow to go through the process, which he just did, so the med student could view T's ear canals and make observations. We wrapped it up pretty quickly.  I turned to my son and said, "What do you say?"  I assumed he knew I meant for him to respond with, "Nice to meet you." No ... not my kid. T:  "Ummm, yeah you made me a bit nervous."  (turning to the med student) Med student: (taken back)  "Me?  Why?" T:  "Cause I could tell you were shivery." Me: &q

Bringing the Bible Back to Film ...

Have you noticed a trend lately?  I cringe in saying the word trend, as it implies this is something that will go out of style.  However, when has being a Christian ever been in style? Jesus was even rebuked in his own time. I think it takes big ones to stand alone in a stream of secular filmmakers and make waves with a quality film, about ... you got it - Christianity.  We all know those films are sadly far and few between. So I'm happy to introduce to you the BIGGEST Biblical Epic since PASSION OF THE CHRIST (which I loved by the way).   Darren Aronofsky, who was the Director of BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER, and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, will release the epic Biblical tale of Noah and the Ark .  The premise is, "In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood." The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Lo

Best Husband EVER ...

So on the sixth of July, I joined the club.  I turned the big 4-0h.  For the weeks leading up to it, I was a bit apprehensive. I wouldn't say I was depressed, but I was definitely dreading the big day. Usually having a birthday around July 4th, my day has days of celebration. From fireworks on the 4th to multiple family functions.  It's usually a weekend of fun.  I love love love my birthday. I wasn't love, love, loving the idea of turning forty.  So my husband decided to throw me a big party, to ring in the new year in my life.  And did he throw a party ... I invited a lot of people. Usually, most are out of town. I never thought half of them would attend. All in all, we had about twenty-five in attendance for a large dinner at one of my favorite Japanese restaurants.  From there my husband rented a large party bus to pick us up and take us out on the town. Forty was my favorite birthday ever.  Not only did he plan a large celebration, but he surprised me with a r

Update on Sequel to Finding Kylie

So in the last four years, I've been involved in two writing projects - co-writing the screenplay of Finding Kylie, and the sequel, Facing Redemption. To keep up to date with any of my current events, it's best to check here on my FB page . Currently, my writing partner, film producer, John Schwab, is currently casting for the hard read of Finding Kylie.  Let me explain what a hard read is so there's no confusion... Although the script is in front of some influential filmmakers, it is not sold... yet.  A hard read is just as is sounds. We're casting actors to read the script for our own purposes, to make sure the story does what we feel it will do - not just on paper but fleshed out with real people. So when I say we're casting for the hard read - this will be for our purposes only. Call it a learning curve to see if the script lives up to the potential we know it has.  Since John lives in the UK, I will skype in for the hard read, which he will also t