SOHO8 International Film Festival

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Movie Premiere: “Between The Shades” #SOHO8

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Hello, my friends.  Please forgive me for my absence, but as we all know, life gets in the way sometimes.  Guess that goes without saying, but I had to say it all the same.  Anyway, I am glad to be returning with some truly great news.

I hope you all remember that amazing first-time trip I made to New York last year to be a part of this awesome documentary film.  A recap of that trip is somewhere on the page, but what I am here to talk about today is that we made it as an official selection feature for the SOHO International Film Festival!

What’s extra wonderful about this festival is that the cast and crew, along with our super talented Emmy-winning Director, Jill Salvino, is that we get to walk the red carpet before the premiere AND we will do a question & answer panel afterward. This is yet another first for me and I am beside myself with pride, fear, excitement, and more nervous anticipation than anyone can imagine.  Most of all, I am so happy to be able to be a small voice in a group outstanding people who are willing to share their stories of life and love with the world in a feature film. This is something we really need right now. More love.  Overall, this is truly a dream come true.

In closing, I just want to say when all is said and done, I will be happy to share all of the events and festivities that happens around this premiere, and if you are in NYC during this festival, I would love to see some of you there.  Let’s start a conversation and keep it going!

Link for tickets is just down below. Hugs & Love ~ Tracy J.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soho8-between-the-shades-documentary-tickets-34675360938

MAIN SITE: https://www.betweentheshades.com

“Call Sign: Wrecking Crew – Storm Warning” by U.S. Veterans David McKoy & Lynn Hallbrooks

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~ In honor of the U.S. Armed Forces Week 2017 ~

“Call Sign: Wrecking Crew – Storm Warning”

by U.S. Veterans David McKoy & Lynn Hallbrooks

Synopsis: A team of CIA Special Operators, known by their call sign: Wrecking Crew, were assigned a special overseas mission that did not go as planned. Before they even arrived back to the Forward Operating Base, they had become disavowed. The active duty military assigned to that region were wary of this group. However, once they saw them in action, things began to change.

Dedication and appreciation: David McKoy and Lynn Hallbrooks are military veterans. They appreciate not only fellow veterans but those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of that and the interaction of team Wrecking Crew with active duty forces in Call Sign: Wrecking Crew Storm Warning, they have put the book on sale for only 99 cents USD throughout U.S. Armed Forces week. It is available to all Amazon marketplaces and can be accessed via this link: http://a.co/buDhzNL

New Release: Spectra: A Paranormal Romance Novel by Ebony Olson

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A Paranormal Romance Novel by Ebony Olsen

Blurb:

One touch of Spectra’s finger leaves the predator Bay craving more.

Spectra is a Balance; a descendant of angels whose soul has been intertwined with that of sorcerer Alexander, although her heart belongs to Mercury, the son of an archangel.
Bay is a predator de Sang and sorcerer, who runs his own private security company, fighting the purist organization Essence. Seeking out Spectra for her special abilities, the last thing he expected to find was a Balance strong enough to withstand his potent energy. With her heart and soul already claimed, could there be room for another in her life?

When Bay’s infatuations bring Spectra to the attention of Essence and put her life at risk, he must learn that sometimes sacrificing the ones you love is the only way to save them.

Amazon Purchase Link: http://a.co/5AyqZa1

My review: A very good read. “Spectra” was an interesting paranormal-erotica read. I don’t usually read erotica, but the storyline was amazing and it had just the right amount of continual paranormal activity to keep my interest in the story.  Not all can do that.  Congrats to Ms. Olsen for a job well done.

Chasing the Dream through 2016 – Tracy James Jones

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Hello, Friends.  Please forgive me for such a long hiatus, but sometimes real life gets in the way of keeping up with things.  In the last few days I have been updating my Portfolio, which includes published books, flash fiction pieces, book signing tours and events, photos, news articles and more. Altogether the portfolio is up to 35 pages! Considering this thing goes all the way back to my college days, I never realized how much I had done until I took the time to look.  It’s too much stuff to add in a post, so I will add a screenshot to give you some idea.

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Anyway…  This post is about catching up on all the things I did in 2016 as I prepare for new adventures for the coming new year.  First thing this year I went to New York to be in a movie!

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Storyline: This feature-length documentary seeks to explore the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film will look at love through 360 degrees of parents, children, and generations. The participants will represent a large range of age groups, ethnicities and professions. They are male, female and those who are still yet to be defined. http://www.betweentheshades.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betweentheshades/

For those who aren’t aware how this came about, let me explain.  Near the end of 2015, I met Emmy-winning NY Film Director Jill Salvino online.  It seems social media was working it’s magic again for this connection as Jill was conducting a fundraiser for a documentary film “Between The Shades,” and I offered to share her promotion on all of my online pages.  As we got to know each other and became fast friends, while she was interviewing people for the film, she eventually picked me as well.  So, in February 2016, I took my first flight to New York to be featured in a documentary film. After all those early years of just being an extra in films, I am finally IMDb listed! No idea where this will lead but I happy to report that the movie is presently being submitted to Film festivals for 2017.  I’ll keep you posted on premiere locations and dates. One more thing, there is a list of celebrity moments in this film, including Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act” movies & “Hocus Pocus!”)  Can hardly wait to meet her in person.  Watch my teaser video here and catch the others on YouTube and the movie’s Facebook Page.

https://youtu.be/nWu22wLC1Ow

Also in February, I had a book signing the following week at a local Dallas Library.

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And then there was this…  My first newspaper feature with the Dallas Voice!

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http://www.dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Dallas-Voice-02-26-16.pdf

September 2016: InD’tale Magazine Feature.

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December 2016: Equality Vodka “I AM” Promotional Modeling shoot. 2017

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“A portion of sales from every bottle benefits the advancement of LGBT Equality.”

Because even in the face of adversity, we must keep pressing forward for our equal rights.

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One last thing.  I finally broke down and wrote the pilot script (limited series) based on my novel “Secrets & Lies.”  I hope to start pitching this to studios very soon.

In closing, I just want to say thank you for sticking with me, even through the difficult times, and know that I appreciate every one of you.  Cheers to a successful new year for us all.  Hugs & Love, Y’all!  ~ Tracy J.