Emma’s Secret

 For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return […]

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Mandatory Release

Recently paralyzed in a car accident, thirty-year-old Graham Finch spends his days trying to rehabilitate a caseload of unruly inmates and his nights on one bad date after another, attempting to rehabilitate his heart—until his high school crush Drew Daniels walks through the prison gates one hot summer morning. On the run from a painful […]

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If It Can, It Will

Moving.  Ugh.  The past week did not go as planned, and for a time, it seemed like if it could go wrong it did.  This post was supposed to happen a few days ago, but another Internet outage meant blogging had to wait.  Anyway.  This is what I wore to audition for an energy commercial. […]

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July Wish List

The endless packing plus an unfortunate salon disaster have put me in a rather dark mood, which may have influenced this month’s wish list.  However, a cheerful dress and whimsical necklace are a nod to new adventures right around the corner. Prada ‘Baroque’ Round Sunglasses Havana Ash Cool Suede Wedge Sneakers AllSaints Walker Leather Biker […]

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Playing Tyler

Tyler MacCandless can’t focus, even when he takes his medication. He can’t focus on school, on his future, on a book, on much of anything other than taking care of his older brother, Brandon, who’s in rehab for heroin abuse… again…. Just when it seems like his future is on a collision course with a life […]

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Inspired by The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is not the feel good, action-adventure I was expecting.  It’s dark and disturbing but, also, funny.  Johnny Depp is brilliant as Tonto and his character guides Armie Hammer’s  John Reid on his journey to becoming the Lone Ranger.  The cinematography is a delight and makes full use of breathtaking locations.  In fact, […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Host a Christmas in July party? Deck yourself out in pearls? Barbecue these yummy looking sliders? Chase lightning bugs? Take this book to the beach? Check out this groundbreaking mascara from Avon? Share your love of paperback books? Run around town in this cute, butterfly dress? Celebrate Ice Cream Month by making these Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches? […]

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Crumble

Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She’s in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah’s not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his […]

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Is This Tomorrow

In 1956, when divorced, working-mom Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a Boston suburb, the neighborhood is less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood in the era of the Cold War, bomb […]

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Build A Better Beauty Routine

Everything is not what it seems, especially when it comes to makeup.  That small tube of lipstick looks harmless, but there is growing concern that it might not be so safe after all.  I’m still a far cry from throwing away all my of my makeup and starting over with “safe” brands.  However, I want […]

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