Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reunited Book Blast -$100 Gift Card- June 5th -12th

A contemporary Young Adult novel Coming from 
Simon & Schuster - June 12, 2012 

1 concert. 2000 miles. 3 ex-best friends.

Back in middle school, Alice, Summer, and Tiernan were
 inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the 
rock band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did the 
girls' friendship. Alice spent high school with her nose 
buried in books, Summer was in the popular crowd, and 
Tiernan was lucky if she made it to class. Now, just as 
the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a 
one-time-only reunion show. Even though it's 2,000 miles 
away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse—
and as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have 
their own reasons for wanting to get out of town.
 And thanks to Alice's graduation gift (a newly refurbished 
'78 VW van affectionately known as the Pea-Pod) 
they've got the perfect vehicle to get them there. 
But on their cross-country drive, the girls hit more 
than just a few bumps in the road. 

Will their friendship get an encore or is the 
show really over? 

To find out more about Level3, or to


I began my career as an indie filmmaker fresh out of college (Boston University) making my debut as a writer/director at the tender age of 23 with LIFE'S TOO GOOD.

My second feature, I LOVE MY MOVIE, aired on PBS in Boston in 1999 despite the colorful language and brief nudity (go public television!). Both films premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and played in art-houses and festivals around the world, where they racked up numerous awards and good reviews*.

During that time, I earned my living (you think indie films make money?) as a freelance television producer, working for shows such as THE WILD WEB (CBS/Eyemark), The Discovery Health Channel's BODY INVADERS, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, A&E's BIOGRAPHY, and PBS's ZOOM, and WMUR's CHRONICLE which earned me an Emmy nomination. (Let the shameless self-promotion begin!)

From 2004 – 2007, I took some time off from work to be a stay-at-home mom. Then, in the summer of 2007, my career took a dramatic turn when I was selected to be a contestant on the Mark Burnett/Steven Spielberg-produced reality show ON THE LOT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT DIRECTOR (which aired on FOX primetime, the summer of 2007). Out of a pool of 12,000 submissions, I made it onto the show as one of the eighteen finalists and stayed in the competition until only nine contestants remained, making me the longest-standing female director. 

Twice during the show, Garry Marshall (Director, PRETTY WOMAN, VALENTINE'S DAY) picked my films as his favorites of the night. But among the many memorable moments of being ON THE LOT, my personal favorite came when Carrie Fisher, (New York Times best-selling author/screenwriter/Princess Leia) watched one of my short films, looked me in the eye, and said, "I am jealous of your writing." And yes, I will probably put that on my epitaph. 

1 comment:

DMS said...

Reunited sounds like a fantastic book. I am definitely curious to read it! Also- thanks for this cool giveaway. :)