Entertainment

5 Reasons to Watch Love Finds You in Charm on UPTv

Charm Movie Tie In CoverSo it’s no secret–we are all pretty excited about the premiere of Love Finds You in Charm on June 7 on the UP Network. The process of watching my novel become a movie has been an exciting one.

But just in case you need some convincing to tune in, here are 5 reasons you should at least set your DVR to record the premiere!

1. There are a lot of movies/TV/books out today that are NOT family-friendly and certainly not faith-based. By supporting Love Finds You in Charm, you can help show the industry that there is an audience for stories the whole family can enjoy together–and stories where the character’s faith in God sees them through.

2. The movie is visually stunning. Seriously. The backdrop of Amish country in the fall made for some beautiful scenes. Director Terry Cunningham had such a vision for this film and I think the quality rivals any big screen epic.

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Courtesy of the UP Network.

3. The actors are so talented. Danielle Chuchran and Trevor Donovan perfectly capture Emma and Noah and I think my readers will be happy with their portrayals.

4. There are moments of humor as well as moments of drama. I really think there is something for everyone in this movie!

5. Um…it’s my acting debut! HA. My husband, Johnny, and I are in a scene with Drew Fuller and Danielle. (Andy and Emma). I even say a line. Okay–it started out a line, but was cut to a word…but still! I’m totally expecting an Emmy. (KIDDING. I think I’ll stick with writing–but being IN a movie was pretty cool!)

Before shooting my cameo in the movie.
Before shooting my cameo in the movie.

There you have it! I hope you’ll tune in to UPTv on Sunday, June 7 at 7 Eastern. We will be live Tweeting during the premiere using #LoveCharmMovie. I’d love to hear your thoughts after you watch!

Entertainment · In the News · Pop Culture

We’ll Miss You, Julia Sugarbaker

I’m so sad to hear about the death of Dixie Carter. I was a huge fan and to this day, Designing Women remains my all-time favorite TV show.

In tribute, here’s a clip of one of my favorite Julia Sugarbaker moments!

Entertainment · Reality TV

Confessions of a Reality TV Junkie…

So I was devastated by Ian’s departure last night on Dancing with the Stars. I wasn’t surprised really, but I was hoping his Elvis dance would save him. I admit that Joey is entertaining, but he’s such a cheese ball I was hoping he would be the one to go. Oh well. I think I’m rooting for Apollo now.

And for some reason Fox was blank last night for the first 15 minutes of American Idol. I missed everyone doing their first song. And on this one, I’m going to have to shy away from the popular vote…I’m hoping for a Jordin/Blake finale. I realize that Melinda Doolittle is the one everyone seems to think is the hands down winner, but I just don’t see it. I’m way more entertained by Jordin and Blake. We’ll see tonight I guess.

So now my secret’s out. I love reality TV. And yes, I’ll be tuned in on Friday night for National Bingo Night. And I’ll probably play along…