We have a preteen in the house. Almost overnight, my loving son - the one who curled on my lap at three, skipped through the parking lot at five - is now a moody, frustrated and misunderstood little man. Last weekend, an emotional hurricane crashed into our serene living room in the form of a … Continue reading Coloring Inside the Lines
“Watch for it! Keep watching!” A few simple words and I am eight-years-old again. And thirteen. And sixteen. And all the ages in between. It is a go-to-the-snow day, but this time around I am the mother. I am the one pointing out the window, encouraging my boys to watch the red dirt as the … Continue reading Snow! Snow! Snow!
Known to Hearties and Hallmarkies as Papa Heartie, screenwriter and producer Brian Bird is a powerful force in the realm of faith-and-family-friendly productions. From his work on Step-by-Step and Touched by an Angel in the 1990s to the newest season of When Calls the Heart, Brian has built his career around sharing uplifting stories that … Continue reading Faith-Driven – An Interview with Writer/Producer Brian Bird
Screenwriter Kirsten Hansen (left center) with (from left to right) Preston Vanderslice (Beau Callahan), Producer Maura Dunbar, Development Executive Sarah Porter, Ashley Greene (Lucy Lovett) and Donna Benedicto (Anna Hepburn). PC: Kirsten Hansen With the holiday season comes Hallmark Channel’s celebrated Countdown to Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like a cozy movie complete with hot chocolate … Continue reading In the Christmas Spirit: An Interview with Screenwriter Kirsten Hansen
I am not brave. New experiences make my stomach churn. Entering an unfamiliar setting fills my heart with fluttering butterflies. Add a room full of unknown faces and I will remove myself from the situation to curl up under my comfy afghan in the safety of my living room. As the rain drizzled this morning, … Continue reading Luck Has Nothing to Do with It