Running on Empty…

A ticket in hand, I was almost home.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
Ten o'clock turned to eleven.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
Eleven turned to twelve.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
I walk in the door, it's a quarter past two.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
The alarm goes off and the day begins a new.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
Only three hours of sleep and I'm running on empty.
Delay... Delay... Delay...
No coffee is strong enough but my purpose is plenty.

~Running on Empty by Nina Soden

Love, Loss & What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron

The Studio Theatre at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment

Love Loss and What I Wore

by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Love, Loss and What I Wore, is a long-running Off-Broadway hit by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

March 5-8, 2020

Recommended for Adults

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


Photo by Jeff White

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • The Studio Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment 2211 Seminole Drive Southwest Huntsville, AL, 35805 United States (map)

Theatre Huntsville is proud to announce its premiere Studio Series production, presented at the Studio Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being underappreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women’s search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. —NY Times.

When life gives you lemons…

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  • …make lemonade and enjoy.
  • …put them in your drink.
  • …grab the salt and the shot-glasses and fill them with tequila.
  • …make life take them back.
  • …use the seeds to plant an orchard of lemon trees.
  • …ask for sugar and water to go with them.
  • …make lemonade and sell it for a profit.
  • …take them, don’t waste food.
  • …order the lobster.
  • …keep them, because hello – free lemons.
  • …say thank you and ask what else life has in store for you.
  • …make orange juice and leave everyone wondering how you did it.
  • …learn to juggle.
  • …slice them into your tea.
  • …smile and be grateful it wasn’t $#!*.
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In Theaters This Week!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Going to the movies with a friend, loved one, kids, or just by yourself to get a little “you” time is always fun! Check out the movies that are new this weekend and let me know which ones you plan to see and which ones you are not at all interested in. 🙂

Check it out here

Call of the Wild – A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon. Staring Harrison Ford and Karen Gillan.

Check it out here

The Boy II – After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms. Staring Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery.

Check it out here

EMMA – In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends. Staring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, and Bill Nighy.

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IMPRACTICAL JOKERS THE MOVIE – The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers. Staring Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, and James Murray.

Check it out here

TEN THINGS WE SHOULD DO BEFORE WE BREAK UP – After Abigail, a single mom of two, becomes pregnant following a one-night stand with Ben, the unlikely pair try to make a go of it. Staring Christina Ricci, Hamish Linklater, and Lindsey Broad.

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THE NIGHT CLERK – Voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation. Staring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, and Helen Hunt.

Comment below and tell me which of these selections you plan to see or plan to skip!

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo 2020

Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo
April 18-19, 2020
Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL

The 2020 Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo is right around the corner!!!


I am so excited about this year’s Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo at the VBC. This year is the 5th annual expo and it, like all the years in the past, will be bigger and better than last year. This year, there will be more guests, more cosplay, more gaming, and most likely a surprise or two! I’ve attended as an author all but one year and I can’t wait to be there this year. I hope you’ll visit my table and pick up a copy or two of my books. Remember, books make great gifts. 🙂


Cosplay is a staple at the Expo, and one of my favorite parts. Coming from a theatre and film background, I love seeing all the amazing costumes. Embrace your inner-geek, and celebrate your fandom by dressing up or just coming out to enjoy those that do.

Visit Me!

Every year I host an author booth where I sell autographed copies of my books. I’d love to see you there this year!

2020 Guests

Below is just a handful of the guests you’ll enjoy at this year’s expo… expo website for more details and to find a full list of guests.

Go to the HSV EXPO Website to get a full list of guests.

2020 Pitch Contests

If you’re an author looking to pitch your story to agents, you need to check out the 2020 Pitch Contest Calendar below! Enter these Pitch Parties or Blog contests for a chance to have an Agent consider and/or critique your work!

Upcoming 2020 Pitch Contests

Feb 1-29 — 10th Annual Pitchapalooza – hosted by The Book Doctors

Feb 12-14 — Sweetheart Pitchfest – hosted by SavvyAuthors

Feb 14 — #KissPitch Twitter Pitch Event for Romance and Women’s Fiction – hosted by All The Kissing

Feb 20 — #PBPitch Twitter Party – hosted by PBPitch

Feb 27 – #FaithPitch Twitter Pitch Party for Christian Books – hosted by FaithPitch

Mar 5 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

Mar 9-13 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Apr 22 – #DVPit Twitter Pitching Event – Children/YA – hosted by DVPit

Apr 23 – #DVPit Twitter Pitching Event – Adult – hosted by DVPit

Apr 23 – #DVArt Twitter Pitching Event – Illustrators – hosted by DVPit

June 4 — #PitMad Twitter Ptich Party – hosted by PitchWars

June 8-12 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Sept 3 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

Oct 5-9 — Pass or Pages Query Contest – hosted by Operation Awesome

Dec 3 — #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party – hosted by PitchWars

2020 Academy Award Winners

The 92nd Academy Awards are over and the winners have all been announced. Which ones surprised you the most? Who did you hope would win, but didn’t? Who were you happiest to see take home an Oscar?


Best Picture

Best Director – Bong Joon Ho

Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

International Feature Film


Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix

Original Score – Hildur Guonadottir


Best Actress – Renee Zellweger


Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt

Production Design


Supporting Actress – Laura Dern

Jojo Rabbit

Adapted Screenplay – Taika Waititi


Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

Sound Mixing – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy

Ford vs. Ferrari

Film Editing – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Sound Editing – Donald Sylvester


Animated Feature


Best Documentary


Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran


Makeup and hairstyling – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker


Original Song – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again


Documentary (Short Subject)


Short Film (Animated)


Short Film (Live Action