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.
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!
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
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.
Also in February, I had a book signing the following week at a local Dallas Library.
And then there was this… My first newspaper feature with the Dallas Voice!
September 2016: InD’tale Magazine Feature.
December 2016: Equality Vodka “I AM” Promotional Modeling shoot. 2017
“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.