We Hope for Better Things – Book Review

From the moment I picked up We Hope for Better Things and started reading it, I knew it was something special. I was hooked from the very first page, and the more I read, the harder it was to put it down. We Hope for Better Things is the story of three women from different…

Gwen Rollings – Author

What I like best about traveling with our movies are the people we meet along the way. In the case of Gwen Rollings, I actually met her aunt at a Summer of '67 church screening, and her aunt insisted that I connect with Gwen. I'm glad she did. Gwen is a fascinating woman, a military…

Gabrielle Evans Fields – Founder of Silver Lining Pictures

Gabrielle Evans Fields is a longtime Hollywood casting director and the founder of Silver Lining Pictures. On December 11 Silver Lining Pictures releases their first film, Runnin' From My Roots, a warm country drama that focuses on a country music star's very public fall from grace, and her journey to reclaim herself after retreating to her small…

Little Women – Movie Review

It's been a while since I've read Little Women, but it's my favorite book from that time period, so I was eager to see what a modern retelling in movie form would look like. The movie does a good job of capturing the essence of the story and transferring it to a contemporary setting. Many…

Little Women – Movie Giveaway

I've always loved Little Women, so I was pretty excited when I found out about the new movie release coming out and the invitation to review it. In my excitement to sign up, though, I totally missed that it was a modern-day retelling. Then I watched the trailer, and wow! I can't wait to watch it.…

Christian Casting – With Founder Laura Mae

My friend Jenn Gotzon introduced me to Laura Mae when we were casting for Summer of '67. We'd already cast all our speaking roles, but Laura Mae brought us quality actors from AMTC to fill some of our featured extra roles. She immediately impressed me with her professionalism and efficiency and that each of her…

WriterFest Nashville – With Founder and Director Ami McConnell

I love writing conferences! I especially enjoy networking and meeting fellow attendees. I met Ami McConnell when we were both on the faculty at the Writing For Your Life conference last year. She's former Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, has edited many best-selling authors including Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado,…

Marketing for Authors – With Tessa Emily Hall

I first met Tessa Emily Hall when she was an actress in our movie Providence. As we spent time together, I discovered not only was she a talented actress, but also a very accomplished writer. I've enjoyed watching her career flourish as she's toured the Southeast teaching writing and promoting her books. I look forward…

Marketing for Authors – With Caroline George

The first time I met Caroline George, I knew she was destined for greatness. The more I get to know her and see all that she's accomplishing at such a young age, the more excited I get to see what all she has in store for her future. Caroline is not only the author of…

Filmmaker

On December 8, 1990 a communications major with a desire to make movies married a schoolteacher with a passion for writing and directing drama. A decade later, we combined our unique talents and produced our first Mainstreet Productions feature film. Our motion pictures have screened in theaters across the country, aired on countless television networks…