“Her” The Book To Film Hatchfund Donation Technical Difficulties!

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Attention: anyone who has tried to donate to our Hatchfund project to turn Her the book into Her the movie! There have been some technical difficulties for the past few days and a few people have reported not being able to donate to the campaign.

If you have visited the Hatchfund project page and tried to make a donation, but the page timed out, we have other options for you. Please call our project manager, Erin, at 877-893-0587 in order to make your tax-free donation. Alternatively, you can mail a check (payable to AIM Hatchfund) to:

AIM Hatchfund
1905 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102-2367

Remember that we need all of these donations in as soon as possible so we can make our goal to get started with this project, so please donate ASAP! Deadline is 9/28/14 so please don’t delay!

Visit http://www.herthebook.com

Visit and PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE! http://www.hatchfund.org/project/mental_health_novel_to_film_adaptation

Thank you again for all of your donations and shares, and don’t forget that if you share with three people who donate at least $25 apiece, then you can get the first level perk!

Mental Health Novel-to-Film Adaptation Her by Felicia Johnson

When I was 15, my best friend committed suicide. I found out after her death that she had a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse. I now work and volunteer in the mental health field, I see everyday how important it is for people to understand mental disorders and the havoc they can wreak on a person’s life and relationships. I know how imperative it is for people to be diagnosed early and begin to come to terms with their diagnosis and have a plan for symptom management. Taking pieces from journals I wrote about my past dealing with my own abuse and my life with Holl…

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Live On Air With Indie Books Radio Show!! Plus, free ebook giveaway!

Live On Air With Indie Books Radio Show!!

 

If you missed me on the Indie Books Show this morning, you can listen to the archives of the show on the #BlogTalkRadio link below. Listen, as Will and I discuss Her the book, Her the movie, and the future. A few amazing organizations and individuals were mentioned and shown love on the air: Dee Marshall, SPE,Kelly CooperCapri Cruz of Ask-Capri.comPersonality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN)Kristen Nothstein aka Krissy NotesNancy KilgoreDavid LevithanMatthew Hendren and our amazing crew of Just Because You’re Awesome. Please take some time to check it out, and feel free to share!

Check out Her by Felicia Johnson on Amazon. It’s Free on Kindle TODAY!!!

US: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Felicia-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00D64V0F6

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Felicia-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00D64V0F6

Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Her-Felicia-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00D64V0F6

Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/Her-Felicia-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00D64V0F6

Listen to the radio show here!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/indiebooks/2014/05/09/indie-books-show-34

The Making of a Book Trailer Part 1 – How We Made Our Book Trailers

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This is not your typical love story.

The Making of a Book Trailer Part One

April and June were very busy months. I had my first novel called Her published and released on June 4th, my first editorial published on June 7th, my book release party for Her on June 14th. Not to mention before June, during  the last three weeks of April, my crew and I wrote, produced, auditioned, cast, and filmed two book trailers for my book.

April and June were fun months. I wouldn’t trade the time for anything. It was quite an experience. I had the privilege of meeting and working with new and interesting people. Most of these people are hard working and talented individuals that brought a lot of passion and integrity to our project. Without their dedication and help, the two book trailers would not have been successfully created.

Week one began with perfecting the two book trailer scripts. Screenplay writer Tonina Kelly had read Her and had a keen understanding of the background of the book. Therefore, she was able to work her writer magic in turning the novel into a script for filming. The two book trailers were written like short films. Mind you, the book is written in three parts. It would be impossible to get the whole book into two short films and capture everything in only three weeks. What Ms. Kelly did was give the audience a visual teaser of what the readers could expect when they read the book. It is similar to a movie trailer, but instead of creating a full length film (at the time) and then chopping it up to make two trailers, Tonina Kelly was able to pick the most dramatic and key elements of the book that told the story to show you, the reader, on the screen.

Tonina Kelly wrote two book trailers that contrast each other. We made two trailers to illustrate the most classic symptom of BPD: black and white thinking.  The first trailer is heavy and dark. It is called: The Pain. The other trailer is a bit lighter. It is called: The Hope. Tonina Kelly did an excellent job writing two short films to make into book trailers that will show the rollercoaster of emotional pain and hope that main character of Her, Kristen, struggled with throughout the book.

Director of the two book trailers, Dee Marshall of So Pure Entertainment (SPE), approved of the scripts and gave it the green light to go into production. Once the script was written, edited, and given the green light, we knew that we were ready to begin scouting a location that would be perfect for filming the book trailers.

Rex Tuten is the director of The Highland Institute of Atlanta. We were able to use their large clinic as the filming grounds for the hospital scenes in the book trailer. It was an easy location to find and use as Mr. Tuten was more than glad to allow us to use the location for filming when the clinic was not in use by its staff. So, we used it to our advantage. Not only was the clinic our filming location, but it was the place we used for auditions, crew interviews, and casting. Because the space is so large, we were able to get a lot of work done without having to use several locations and go outside of our limited budget. Killing two birds with one stone seemed to have made things a lot easier and less expensive. Using close and available resources definitely helps when you’re working with a limited budget.

Since the first week was completed and we seemed to be all set with a script, a director, producers, and location, there were just a few other things we needed to do before we began filming. We needed to find a great DP and cinematographer, art director, and a full cast and crew. And thus began week two of making our book trailers.

Check out Tonina Kelly’s amazing screenwriting work!

Website: http://tonina-kelly.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToninaKelly

Also, check out  Director, Stand up comedian, and writer Dee Marshall’s work!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SoPureEntertainment

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/House-Of-D/155236447833935?ref=br_tf

Improv.com: http://improv.com/comedian.cfm?id=8122

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Her by Felicia Johnson now for sale on Amazon.

Her by Felicia Johnson Book Trailer – HOPE

There are two book trailers for my novel called Her. here are two trailers. The first trailer is heavy and dark. It is titled: Pain. This is the other trailer. It is a bit lighter. It is titled: Hope.

We made two trailers to illustrate the black and white thinking that people who suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) struggle with.

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.
In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.
After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers — including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family — can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

“HER” By Felicia Johnson Book Trailer: The PAIN

There are two book trailers for my novel called Her. here are two trailers. The first trailer is heavy and dark. It is titled: Pain.

The other trailer is a bit lighter titled: Hope.

We made two trailers to signify and illustrate the black and white thinking that sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) struggle with.

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers — including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family — can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.