Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: R Running Time: 163 mins. Premise: 30 years after the events in the first film, a new Blade Runner named Agent K (Ryan Gosling) is assigned a dangerous new investigation involving Replicants that eventually leads him face-to-face with Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Hard to go into too much more detail without... Read more »

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some AWESOME PRIZES! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author,... Read more »

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5
Movies take a long time to make. I should know. I laid witness to the whole process having co-produced and served as legal counsel on the movie, Dead Draw. The good news is we actually have something to show for it after 4 years. And, you’ll be able to see it. Soon! Back in Fall 2013,... Read more »
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All your sexy Halloween costumes for 2017!

This was the first one I pulled up, and it's legitimately classy and sexy. Go forth and be a Victoria's Angel, girl!
It’s the most important time of year for us women. It’s time for us to suit up in our sexy Halloween costumes! Slip into your Spanx and pull out your highest pumps. Spandex is the reason for the season! (You can purchase all of these costumes–except the one–at Buy Costumes.) I wrote a book! It’s YA... Read more »

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 141 mins. Premise: After the Kingsman headquarters and nearly every agent are wiped out in a series of bomb attacks, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) must join bonds with their American brethren, the Statesman, to stop the ruthless mastermind behind the bombings. Along the way,... Read more »

Movie Review: mother!

Movie Review: mother!
mother! Genre: Horror? Thiller? Relationship parable? Biblical allegory? Rating: R Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A couple known only as mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) find their idyllic, isolated existence threatened by the arrival of strange houseguests. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky apparently wrote the script very quickly, in a matter of days. He and... Read more »
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Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS

Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS
Me: I have a new book coming out on October 2. You: Didn’t you, like, just release a new book this summer? Why, yes. Yes, I did. But this is the third novel in the North Pole, MN trilogy. It’s a stand-alone story, so you won’t be missing anything if you haven’t read the other... Read more »

Traveling to Dubai With Kids

Traveling to Dubai With Kids
I’m writing this at seven in the morning, after waking up at two-thirty with jet lag. Boy child was up, but I think he went back to sleep. Husband and daughter are still in bed. They’re all handling this better than I am. Even the dog, who stayed home, is like, “What the hell are... Read more »

Movie Review: It (2017)

Movie Review: It (2017)
It Genre: Horror Rating: R Running Time: 135 mins. Premise: Set in the summer of 1989, a group of self-identified “Losers” tackle bullies, terrible parents, and – even worse – a malevolent force of evil that takes the shape of their worst fears, most typically in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgard).... Read more »
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Summer Movie Scorecard 2017

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017
With Labor Day right around the corner, and nothing save for a 40th anniversary re-issue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind worth seeing in theaters, I think it’s safe to say that the summer movie season is officially over. What to make of this summer? Well, it was one dominated by one good-to-great superhero... Read more »