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Classic Movies Aficionado - The World of Suzie Wong

Posted by Jennifer Slater on September 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As a lover of classic movies, I've decided to write about my favorites this week.

Today I will start with one of my all time favorite classics -  "The World of Suzie Wong," a film made in 1960 starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. It tells the tale of an American architect, Robert Lomax, who goes to Hong Kong to try his hand at being a painter. He meets a beautiful, young Chinese woman on&...

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Dreams

Posted by Jennifer Slater on September 6, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

As kids, we all dream about doing something grand with our lives. We imitate our favorite heroes and heroines and fantasize about growing up to become musicians, movie stars and famous athletes. We are encouraged to study hard so that we can become doctors, lawyers and such. Little do we know then, how hard it is to realize our dreams or to hold on to them. We become adults and reality slaps us in the face. We find jobs or careers and try to make the best of our lives. Some people drift from...

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My Favorite Movies

Posted by Jennifer Slater on August 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Movies are my second passion (after books), but I'm not a fan of block busters or the shoot-em up/ car chases types or those scare me out of my seat ones. What I enjoy most are romantic comedies, movies that move me emotionally, and musicals. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

Life of Pi (2012)

An Education (2009)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The...

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Love, Hope & Friendship -Themes in My Writing

Posted by Jennifer Slater on August 21, 2013 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My inspiration for writing Dark Clouds, Silver Linings came from a tee shirt that my teenager daughter was wearing one day. The acronym TWLOHA was written on the front of it and when I asked her what it meant, she explained that it stood for "To Write Love On Her Arms" and that it was the slogan for a support group for people suffering from depression, addiction, self-mutilation and other personal emotional problems. I was intrigued, and after some research and deep thought, an idea ...

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A Few of My Favorite Books

Posted by Jennifer Slater on August 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Many of us have read books that have touched us or influenced us in some way. There are several great authors who've managed to evoke deep emotions in me and who have left a lasting impression with their masterpieces. Here is a list of 5 of my all-time favorite books:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Elizabeth Bennet is the epitome of the strong, female heroine who had a mind of her own in an era when women were not encouraged to think for themselves. And what y...

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Would Love Your Support

Posted by Jennifer Slater on August 14, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

As a new Indie author trying to make a name for myself in this already crowded industry, I could use the support of my readers. If you have read A Time for Us or Dark Clouds, Silver Linings, please don't hesitate to leave me a message here on my website to let me know what you thought of either or both of my books. Please be kind with your comments and constructive with your criticisms as it is hard enough being a new author without people try...

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