More Exciting News!

My feature-length script “Vincent’s Muse” is a quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards!!

Keep your fingers crossed!

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EXCITING NEWS!

I am so frickin’ excited! I found out today that my feature-length script “Vincent’s Muse” is a quarter-finalist in the Cinequest Film Festival!!

Quarter-finalists are announced in January, so keep your fingers crossed.

Cinequest

 

Hearts Off the Shelf

hearts-featured-in-copperfields_Walking into a bookstore and seeing my coloring book Hearts featured in such a great spot is like going to Disneyland.

Location, location, location! That may be the secret to selling real estate, but every author knows that wonderful feeling when their book is displayed in those precious spots that show a book’s cover.

Thank you, Copperfield’s!

Stop by a store or visit bit.ly/HeartsColoringBook.

My 2nd coloring book is #1 New Release on Amazon!

snowflakes-available-now_facebook_1-2-2017I’m thrilled to announce the release of my second coloring book for adults, Snowflakes, which has become a #1 New Release on Amazon! You can get your copy at http://amzn.to/2iJCPLG.

Here’s more about the book: Continue reading

Joelle’s “City Dog” in Gallery Show Opening Friday

dog-sidewalk_joelleburnette2015_x500My painting “City Dog” (a.k.a. “City Sidewalk Dog”) will be hanging in the “Small Work, Big Deal” show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. The reception is the evening of Friday, December 2, from 6-7:30 p.m., and the show runs throughout the month of December.

“City Dog” and dozens of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more art will be on display and available for sale. Don’t miss this super opportunity to find a piece of art to gift to a loved one this holiday season!

Visit the gallery at 282 S. High Street in Sebastopol, California.

Share the love with my new book!

Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love's Journey. http://amzn.to/2ekMg2Z

I’m so excited to announce the release of my new book, Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love’s Journey! Just in time for the holidays, Hearts makes a beautiful gift for coloring book enthusiasts and anyone looking for a relaxing escape.

Purchase your copies by visiting Amazon at http://amzn.to/2ekMg2Z

Here’s more information about what’s inside this book: Continue reading

Art begging for attention

Showin-on-the-River-postcard-2016When I’m not writing, my creative side can be a demanding bitch.

During those times, you’ll find me painting, drawing, designing graphics or engrossed in some other project which generally requires a visit to a craft or hardware store and elicits a “There she goes again” sigh from my hubby and kids. Yup, I’d rather pick through lumber than hunt for new girl clothes.

Oh, and speaking of bitches…this Saturday, July 9, in Petaluma, some of my dog paintings will be on display at the Riverfront Art Gallery.  Continue reading

Gettin’ chatty with Anderson Cooper

4-4-16 Twitter conversation w-Andersen Cooper re his book

If timing is everything, I’m glad I saw a recent Twitter post from CNN’s Anderson Cooper when, remarkably, I beat the odds, 7,000,000-to-1. Continue reading

Our nation’s malleable vociferation

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psotu-us2I’ve never been all that big on writing poetry—until five months ago, that is, when a catalyst jolted my life.

Other than being a fan of Shakespeare, I can’t say I “got” poetry. Rather, I didn’t appreciate its value in the art of writing and expression. Regardless, since my dad died last August, poems have been flowing forth from my unsettled mind and heart; routinely, after my family has turned in for the night.

In the spirit of my dad and what he and my mom taught me about the importance of speaking up for change in society, currently, everyone has an opportunity to express their thoughts about our nation.  Continue reading