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Friday, November 1, 2013

Evelyn's First Time

A year ago, I surprised Evelyn with a vacation to Prince Edward Island. Since she was a little girl, Evelyn had dreamed of visiting this peaceful Canadian island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Anne of Green Gables introduced her to the island and Evelyn spent her childhood dreaming of the day she could visit. Our vacation was a magical time filled with wonder and peace, and though the weather did not always cooperate, we took hundreds of photos. When we came back, Evelyn found out that the tourism board from the island was holding a photo contest. They were looking for photos that told the story of the island which captured its beauty and simple elegance.

We both entered the contest with a few photos each and soon forgot about it. This week we received notification that one of Evelyn's photos won the 'Fan Favorite' vote. It is the first photo contest she has ever entered, and she won $100 Canadian dollars, but even more than that, her photo will be featured in the 2014 PEI Tourism Guide! Her first contest win and her first published photo all in one fell swoop! I am so proud of her for being brave enough to enter and talented enough to win. She is the true talent behind EdenLuna Photography and now she is finally getting the recognition she deserves! Please join me and send her a note of congratulations either through here or on our FB pages.

Here is the winning photo:



Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Adventures of Elf Abba Vols 1-4

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As most of you know, Evelyn and I write a new original Christmas story each year to send out as a Christmas Card to our family and friends. I am now happy to announce that volumes 1-4 are available in audiobook form. These holiday tales are read by Valerie Trujillo, an aspiring new actress on her way to big things. We are proud that she chose to be the voice of Abba, our clumsy little elf.

You can order the first set now! Volumes 1-4 contain the following Adventures of Elf Abba:

Volume One: Abba Gets Her Wish

Volume Two: Christmas Cheer

Volume Three: Abba's Big Surprise

Volume Four: The Christmas Caper

ONLY $10!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Meet Luis

Luis is one of a new rising crop of actors trying to make it in the big bad machine that is Hollywood. He has the talent and he has the drive and that is a powerful combination. I have had a chance to work with Luis a few times and he is a genuinely nice guy as well. He cares about people and I hope the machine doesn't rip that part out of him. If you need a model/ actor for any of your projects, give him a shot.



Monday, July 8, 2013

MEME Contest

Create a meme using the photo below and submit your entries to The winning entry will win their choice of and one of the posters below.


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Which SARAGOSA Character Are You?

Brody McNeel stood in the doorway of the jail, his six foot two inch bulk filling the entrance. One broad shoulder leaned against the doorframe as he took a last drag on his cigarette, flicked it into the street and pulled the jailhouse door closed behind him. The sun had set an hour ago and the saloon lights lit up the town. His town.


A man filled the doorway. His clothes were tattered and covered with grime. His hair hung well past his collar and a week's worth of growth clung to his chin, his face showed the scars of several cuts. A single holster rested on his hip, tied down with a rawhide strip. Orin stood his ground and let Brody come to him.


Dub watched him long enough to make sure he'd go, then retrieved his Henry rifle from the jail. The stock fit smoothly into his palm and he tested its weight. He only carried it now when he began to miss the feel of it, but there was a time he'd carried it everywhere he went - back in the early days with Brody, when they were targets for every hard case with something to prove. The bark of that old Henry was the last sound many of those men ever heard. Dub checked the load, closed the jailhouse door, and stepped out into the night air.


As he looked up, Ricky saw the man's gun already clearing leather. The barrel slid smoothly from the holster and began to draw up level. In slow motion he saw the man's thumb move toward the hammer. He had to move, but the pain in his side was too great. Like a blacksmith's hammer striking the anvil, he heard the pistol cocked. An explosion filled his ears and resounded off the walls. From somewhere, there was a cry of pain and the man before him fell. Ricky looked down in confusion and found a gun in his hand, a small drift of smoke rising from the barrel. Holstering his father's pistol, dizziness tilted the world and Sarah grabbed him just before his knees gave out. There was blood, and there was a lot of it.


That was District Attorney Rynerson from Santa Fe. Of all the men who's passed through Bristol's court, there was no one he loathed more than the district attorney. A more sinister man, the judge had yet to encounter. Turning from the window, he slowly walked to the crowded table, shouldering his way into its mist. He despised these men, and yet here he was a part of them, a part of The Ring and thus detestable by association.


The gunman crossed the plank sidewalk and stood close to Cross, trying to stare him down. It was the last mistake he would ever get to make. With the speed that was nearly imperceptible, Cross rammed the blade deep into the man's belly. The gunman's eyes flew open wide. He gripped the hand holding the knife, but Cross yanked the blade up, tearing open the man's abdomen. The gunman screamed, and with the scream came a steady stream of blood, bubbling from his mouth. Cross put his shoulder to the man's chest and shoved him off the walk into the alley beside the saloon. The gunman made no sound as he fell facedown into the dirt. He was dead. Cross nudged the toe of his boot under the man and rolled him over. Without finesse, he pulled the blade out and wiped it on the dead man's clothes. 'Nobody tells me what to do,' he said.

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"I may be a woman, Brody. But I’m a strong woman and I don’t need to be protected. I wont take being lied to, so please don’t do it. Not now, not ever.” Sarah spoke gently but firmly. This was a hard land and it bred hard people. She’d watched her father die and never knew, not until the very end, that his body was racked with cancer. He too had protected her from the truth and she’d been left scared, confused, and alone. The truth was a powerful thing and one she needed no protection from. “I’ll not be protected anymore.” She told him. “Ignorance only breeds fools.”



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Win This!

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In honor of my book finally going into production, we are raffling off a limited edition photo of your choice. If you win the raffle you can choose from any of the six prints pictured here. The prints have been valued by an art consultant at $150-$400.

The photos are all 13"x19" prints mounted to 1/4 inch gator board and ready for framing, with the exception of the black and white purple chair print which is 12"x36". Photos are all copyright 2012 by yours truly and may not be reproduced without express written consent.

Raffle runs for one week only, today through next Thursday May 16. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be paid through Paypal here:


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Meet Karina

Coming to a TV screen near you! Meet Karina, who is one of the youngest singers to be drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim! The organization keeps a steady rotation of approximately 25 singers who perform the National Anthem before games. Karina is the newest member of that elite group! She has an angelic voice and a personality to match. Buy a ticket, grab a hot dog and a beer and take a seat. And if Karina comes out to sing the National Anthem, get on your feet and give her a standing ovation. She'd do it for you!



Monday, January 14, 2013

Meet Samantha

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph Local Author and Actress Samantha O'Mara-Mezzano. Sam is a very talented and charming person and I had a lot of fun working with her. When her long, red hair caught the sun's rays it simply glowed, framing her face beautifully.