Friday, May 27, 2016

I supported this project and I hope you will too! #MILA

I love to support the arts, not only authors but all kinds of creatives, and I just have to tell you about this animated short film project produced by Andrea Emmes (who is also the narrator of Clockwise.) It's not only entertaining and expertly produced, but it has a great message of hope as well.

Check out this short youtube promotion.

Click here for more info on how you can be a part. :)


Friday, May 20, 2016

My Love for Nim's Island

I watched Nim's Island again last night - love that movie! Jodie Foster is incredible as the agoraphobic adventure writer Alex Rover. Abigail Breslin and Gerard Butler are amazing too.

Like many great movies, Nim's Island is based on a book.

A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim–a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she’s not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Besides, it’s not as if no one’s looking after her–she’s got a sea lion to mother her and an iguana for comic relief. She also has an interesting new e-mail pal. But when her father’s cell-phone calls stop coming and disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than she’s ever been before.

And she’ll need all her friends to help her.

So yes, I'm a fan of author Wendy Orr and Nim's Island. Want to know what is so cool about this? WENDY ORR READ CLOCKWISE!!

"I love Clockwise! A great read." 
Wendy Orr, author of Nim's Island.

This happened a few years ago, and yes, I squealed a little. 

If you haven't read Nim's Island or watched the movie, you're in for a treat.