Sunday Burquest – Survivor and Speaker

I connected with Sunday Burquest in a Facebook group and was immediately fascinated by her story.  She’s a wife and mother to four kids, a Bible College graduate, former youth and young adult pastor, a breast cancer survivor, a cast member from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, and now a motivational speaker.  She’s got a lot to share and I’m excited to  share her amazing story.

Cathryn Sullivan – Acting Coach

Guest blog by Bob Valleau

A renowned acting coach once said, “Cathryn Sullivan is one of the top acting coaches in the nation. Learn from her!”

Cathryn Sullivan coaches children and teen actors and has taught many stars that have included superstars Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and her award-winning son, Cody Linley. Cody is best known for playing the recurring character Jake Ryan on Disney’s TV series, “Hannah Montana,” and getting fourth place as the youngest contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” Season 7, when he was paired with Julianne Hough.

Savanah Johnson – Fashion Forward Teen

Nothing inspires me more than young entrepreneurs. Running a business is difficult at any age, but when teens  see a void and take initiative to fill that need, well, that’s something to celebrate. Savannah Johnson is one of those teens. She is a high school junior, golfer, singer, painter, artist and  she runs her own clothing line. 

Writing for Your Life conference

Writing For Your Life – With Brian Allain

If you follow me on social media, you know that next month I’m teaching a screenwriting session at the Writing for Your Life conference at Belmont University.  I can’t wait! They’ve got a great lineup of speakers from the writing and publishing worlds, and promises to be a wonderful learning environment. I’m excited to have as my guest today, Brian Allain to tell us more about the conference.

Summer of ’67 Trailer Release

We made the decision to release the Summer of ’67 movie trailer on Facebook at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We thought it would be a fun way to promote it, but had no idea whether it would work or not. Would people take time away from their parties to stop and watch a trailer? Would people stay up long enough to see it? Once people saw it, would they like it? Honestly, as a filmmaker you never know how people will respond. All you can do is throw it out there and see if it sticks. Well, I’m happy to say, it stuck!

In four days, it’s garnered 28,000 views, 240 shares, and 264 reactions, and the numbers continue to rise. All I can say is, Wow!

We’ve now added it to YouTube. In the event that you’ve  not yet seen it, or if you just want to watch it again, here you go! Let me know in the comments what you think.


Power Fueled Living – With Host Lisa Hooks

Lisa Hooks is a vibrant, enthusiastic young woman. She’s a certified Life Coach. She runs Solosolutions Network, a Christ-centered group of female solopreneurs. She’s a leader with Christian Women in Media Association. She published her first book this past fall. And last month she launched her new tv show, Power Fueled Living.

Summer of ’67 Trailer Release Party

It’s been a busy week in the Wilharm and Herd houses. In addition to all the fun and excitement of the holidays, we’ve been actively preparing for the world premiere of the Summer of ’67 movie trailer. It takes place on the Summer of ’67 Facebook page at the stroke of midnight so it can be the first thing you see in 2018. Leading up to the trailer release, we’ll have short videos from cast members sharing their excitement and thoughts about the trailer.

Second Helping With Program Manager Melanie Tomczak

Many of you are familiar with I Am Second. You’ve seen their artistic billboards and videos of famous people sitting on a white chair in a dark room and sharing their story.  Now I Am Second has teamed up with the TAKL app to create a unique ministry that provides household assistance to those in need. To learn more about the program, I’m excited to talk with the Second Helping Program Manager Melanie Tomczak.

Book Review – A Prairie Girl’s Faith

Laura Ingalls Wilder holds a dear spot in my heart. As a child I read her books and watched Little House on the Prairie each week on tv.  I connected with Laura’s character, and since Melissa Gilbert is my age, I felt like we grew up together. Many years later, I discovered that Laura and Almanzo lived in Florida not too far from where I lived but that she only lived there for a year or so, and really didn’t like Florida. Nevertheless, that was another connection we had.