On Monday my publisher will officially announce that Lifetime is making a movie based on Little Pink House, and Brooke Shields, who is currently on Broadway playing Morticia in The Adams Family, will star in the film as Susette Kelo.
Clancy and Jeff Benedict
Last week I took a business trip to Salt Lake City. Mark Willes, the CEO of Deseret Management Corporation, asked me to conduct a writing seminar on the elements of storytelling for the folks at KSL TV and KSL Radio.
I brought along my apprentice, my 11-year-old son Clancy. He's a promising photo journalist and a whiz when it comes to gadgets and technology. So I put him to work taking pictures (see some of the photo credits for this blog) and helping with music.
What's music got to do with writing? In my case, a lot.
I'm always on the hunt for ways to strengthen my marriage. Not that there is anything wrong with it. But the point is that marriage relationships can take unintended wrong turns when left on auto pilot. So last summer I tried something different. I took my children on vacation for a week and left my wife Lydia at home. It was the best vacation Lydia has ever had. And when I returned, our relationship was suddenly fresh and new. It was like falling in love all over again.