Saturday, September 23, 2017

Toronto Shorts Film Festival Screening

Just wanted to share some good news with you, dear readers! CAKE: A Love Story, a short film based on It Had To Be Us -- the romantic memoir my husband Larry and I wrote under the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence -- screened at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival last night (9/22).

I understand there were 800 short films submitted to TSIFF but only 50 were selected to screen at this event.

The film also won an AWARD OF MERIT from IndieFEST for being “a notable artistic and technical production.”  And the movie is an Official Selection of the First Annual NSAEN International Online Film Festival.

Congratulations to the creative co-directors/writers Misha Zubarev and V. Ulea as well as to the wonderful cast members Debra Lord Cooke, Richard Vernon, Nancy Lombardo, George Bettinger and all the terrific crew! 

This is all so exciting. Wish Larry and I could have hopped on a plane to Toronto for last night's screening!

(CAKE: A Love Story is an Ariella Media production. Image by Denise Cassino)

For more information about the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival, click on the link below.

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Monday, September 04, 2017

Ode to Lucid Living

Jane Bernard’s beautiful and inspiring book, Lucid Living in the Virtual Age, motivated me to write the poem below.


You want to make your dreams come true?
LUCID LIVING – the book for you.

Her wise advice the author shares.
It’s clear she knows and feels and cares

Our true selves she wants us to be
with Grace and Joy and Dignity.

Please eat to live, don’t live to eat.
Notice the Universal beat.

While facing change most every day,
Intuition can point the way.

Our senses are important too.
They help us feel what’s right to do.

This splendid book contains the tools,
and you will find they’re precious jewels.  

Lucid Living in the Virtual Age is published by Transitions Press, LLC. It will be available on September 15, 2017.  

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