Monday, May 6, 2019

Hallmark Movie!

Last month I was given permission to announce that my 2016 book A Family Under the Christmas Tree, published by Howard Books, was being made into a Hallmark movie. I'm so excited!

I was able to spend a day on the set! It was a fascinating and exciting experience.  I will post pictures when it gets closer to the release day, which I don't have yet, but when I do I will share!

There was a write up in Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming Christmas movies that Hallmark is making this year and they mentioned A Family Under the Christmas Tree, starring Merritt Patterson and John Cor.

My mother and me on my wedding day in 1988
This has been a dream for a long time and is super special because I wrote this book right after my mother passed away from an inoperable brain tumor that caused her to have dementia and eventually she was bed-ridden. On the day she passed, my brother called me and held the phone to her ear so I could talk to her.  My brother said she was smiling as she took her last breath while I was still on the phone telling her I loved her.
I think God knew I would need a sweet story to help me through my grief and I dedicated this book to my mother, Dorothy Louise.
As Mother's Day approaches I am missing her so much and wish I could share this joy with her. 

One of the only photos I have of my parents.
They were high school sweethearts. I believe this is their senior prom in 1957.




https://www.amazon.com/Buried-Mountain-Secrets-Inspired-Suspense/dp/1335231978/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Buried+Mountain+secrets&qid=1556833900&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.


Can they get off the mountain alive?


Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet

11 comments:

  1. Terri, congratulations on your upcoming movie. That's amazing. I'm so sorry about your mother's passing, but what a beautiful story. I'm glad you got to speak with her one last time. It's a precious memory.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It is a precious memory and I’m thankful.

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  2. Terri, I know your Mom is "seeing" you from Heaven. She's so proud of who you are and how your stories touch so many. I'm thankful for our faith that knows death is not the end but the beginning of Eternal Life and that we will be reunited with loved ones again. My mother died at 58, much too young.

    I'm excited about your Hallmark movie! Can't wait until it premiers!

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    1. You’re right. I’m sure both of our moms are watching from above and proud. I’m so sorry for your loss as well.
      I’m excited too and will shout the release date from the rooftop.

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  3. Congrats on your book/movie! Exciting; hope to see it. Will be watching for more info. I read the book and loved it!
    Sorry for your loss of your Mom......mine is deceased, too, and it is hard to experience that!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. The screen play is a bit different but the premise and heart of the story are the same. So sorry for your loss as well.

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  4. A Hallmark movie--congratulations, Terri! This will definitely be on my watch list!

    What a blessing that you could share those last special moments over the phone with your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  5. Terri, this is a remarkable story all the way around. I know your mom would be thrilled for you. Congrats on the movie!

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    1. Thank you, Ramona! It’s nice to see you here.

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  6. How exciting, Terri, congratulations!

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