Novels to Movies

Before I start, I have to apologize! I've been really busy with numerous things in my life. I'm working really hard to finish the edits of Seconds Before Sunrise while completing my senior year in college. I'm also spending a lot of time with my family, but I promise I'm trying to post every other… Continue reading Novels to Movies


Movie Mention: Star Trek Into Darkness

Before I begin my posts over the next couple of days, I'm going to be sharing links to Minutes Before Sunset reviews and interviews from some wonderful bloggers. Today, I'd like to thank Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, blogger on "Keep Calm and Write On" for posting this review. I'd also like to thank the Kansas City rock band,… Continue reading Movie Mention: Star Trek Into Darkness


Movie Mention: On the Road

Website Update: 1:00 a.m.: My Facebook Author Page hit 150 likes today! Thank you for making my Friday that much better.  Yes. This movie is based off of Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road, and, before I continue, I have to clarify how much of a fan I am of Kerouac. I first studied him in… Continue reading Movie Mention: On the Road


Movie Mention: Beautiful Creatures

11 a.m. update: Yesterday evening, part of the KC Country Club Plaza exploded from a gas leak. I've received a few emails asking me if I'm okay, and I am.  However, I hope everyone involved in the fire is okay, and special thanks to firefighters, police, and first responders (or anyone else who is helping the… Continue reading Movie Mention: Beautiful Creatures


Movie Mention: Warm Bodies

Happy Valentine's Day! On Monday night, I went and saw Warm Bodies--the movie that takes our normally feared zombie creatures and turns them into potential dates. When a young zombie man, R, saves Julie from becoming a zombie herself, the two trigger a heartbeat in the living dead, changing everything. Click here for more information… Continue reading Movie Mention: Warm Bodies


Movie Mention: Mama

I loved reading about all of your writing spaces on my last post. It's interesting to see our similarities and differences as readers and writers, and I'll be sure to find other aspects of our lives we can share soon. But, today, I wanted to suggest a movie to see this weekend! Last night, I… Continue reading Movie Mention: Mama

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Movie Mention: Night Watch

I'm a sucker for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Thriller. Hence why I write that genre. In fact, one of the reviews for "November Snow" says, This book was amazing. This book built up so much suspense, I couldn't put it down. It is a mix of Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller, and Romance novels all in one. Great… Continue reading Movie Mention: Night Watch


Movie Mention: Django Unchained

Last night, I saw Django Unchained, and I loved it! If you are a Quentin Tarantino fan, buy a ticket and drive to the nearest theatre now. Seriously. Not only is Jamie Foxx entertaining, but Christoph Waltz's character, Dr. King Schultz, is hilariously brilliant. You'll be cheering for these two bounty-hunters as they fight to… Continue reading Movie Mention: Django Unchained


Movie Mention: ParaNorman

I LOVE anything and everything paranormal, so when a close friend of mine suggested this animated flick, I was ridiculously excited. ParaNorman is set in a superstitious town, haunted by the ghost of a prosecuted witch. Norman, a young boy with the gift of seeing the dead, realizes he must take charge and solve the… Continue reading Movie Mention: ParaNorman


Shannon Summary: Finished Finals

On Friday, I finished my finals at the University of Kansas. I had a very rough semester, considering I am still grieving my roommate's death in October, but I managed to get through my semester successfully, and I'm very proud of that. Also, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my favorite required reads… Continue reading Shannon Summary: Finished Finals