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Sneak Peek #1 from Beautiful Girl (my new YA novel in progress)

I run to the parking garage and to my silver Mini-Cooper parked on the second level. My fingers shake as I unlock the doors, and when I drop into the warmth of the leather seat, I let the tears fall, knowing there won’t be anybody coming after me. Not Clarissa, not Decker, not even the [...]

September 29th, 2013|
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STRIPPED Journal – Meet Virginia

Who would have thought the owner of a strip club could be angelic? En route to Livingston and Bozeman, we spent two nights in Butte where our amazing production crew back in L.A. had arranged for us to meet with the owner of Sagebrush Sam’s—a woman named Virginia. Sagebrush Sam’s was the only club in [...]

September 25th, 2013|
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STRIPPED Journal – Day and Night

Although there have been a number of shared moments that stand out for me over the past few weeks during our interviews with dancers, one particular testimonial rings especially loud. For one, I’m a mother, and my entire existence revolves around giving my son the best life possible. But for two, when I think about [...]

August 28th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Naked Truth

As we neared the end of our two-week Missoula stretch, it became apparent to me that in each of our interviews with each of our dancers, there was a series of commonalities. It wasn’t so much the women’s backgrounds. Those were diverse—a teenage runaway, a victim of sexual abuse, a country girl who grew up [...]

August 21st, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Strippers Need Not Apply

It seemed our schedule changed a little just about everyday. We’d go to bed with a list of the following day’s activities, and we’d wake up the next morning with an email or text message or voicemail that left us with no choice but to alter our plans. We had a few unexpected days between [...]

August 9th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Stage Presence

Our remaining time in Missoula flew by. We spent five days with one dancer, capturing her life both on film and on paper. Hers is a story we won’t easily forget. Additionally, we spoke with three other women—two are currently dancing, one quit after just a few months. Each of their tales is different, but [...]

August 5th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Heaven Sent

For the next three days, we scrambled to find new girls for short interviews. We still had one dancer who was committed. We’d be spending five full days with her, documenting her life both inside and outside of dancing. Our hope now was to find at least two or three others who’d at least be [...]

July 30th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Lost in Translation

Our first week in Missoula was supposed to have been spent following the lives of two dancers, but word spread quickly that we were in town, and one club owner wasn’t happy. Without knowing anything about our project—most importantly, that it had nothing to do with the clubs—she threatened the girls we’d been talking to [...]

July 27th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – A Storm is Brewing…

After our Garden Bar burger, we left Bigfork and followed Highway 35 along the east shore of Flathead Lake. Sun glittered off its surface, as though a massive blanket made of diamonds had been draped over the water. Just north of Missoula, black storm clouds rolled across the sky. The radio deejay announced the possibility [...]

July 24th, 2013|

STRIPPED Journal – Eat Your Food, Melissa…

On Wednesday, July 17th we stopped in Bigfork at the Garden Bar for a burger and a “first day of Stripped” beer. It was at this time Melissa told me that one of our dancers was MIA. She hadn’t responded to a number of text messages, and Melissa was getting nervous. She typed frantically on [...]

July 21st, 2013|