Things I’m looking forward to….

Along with the changing leaves, and fall, my very favorite time of year in Utah, there are so many other things I am looking forward to, so I decided to share them with you. I know. You’re thrilled.

1. Emily Pearson’s autobiography, DANCING WITH CRAZY, will be published soon. Having had the opportunity to work with her on this book, I can tell you it’s a story you don’t want to miss. Emily is a tireless advocate for LGBT rights, film actress, producer, writer, and all around magic maker. She makes me tired just thinking about all she does. Emily is also the daughter of iconic Mormon writer, Carol Lynn Pearson. Can you say “My Turn on Earth?” If you can’t, you weren’t raised Mormon. Keep your eyes out for this book.

2. Birdman and I are continuing on with the downsizing, as we prepare to move to a southern state (as far away from Joyce McKinney as possible). In fact, it’s probably not even in the south. It’s probably like in Tahiti or somewhere like that. Yeah, that’s the ticket. We know nothing of Joyce McKinney. NOTHING. NOTHING, I tell you.

3. Dancing Daughter is actively pursuing her dream of both acting and getting ready for her senior year in high school. Being a co-captain on her drill team, she is very busy and very tired.

4. Chatter Child has embarked upon a new endeavor, cosmetology school, and loving every moment of it. As a very artistic person, I know she will do great. I’ll let you know more this weekend as I embark on my role as chief guinea pig. If she shaves my head, we will know she is paying me back for some horror I forced on her as a child. Probably one of the things I did to achieve my status as MEANEST MOM IN THE WORLD. I worked hard for that title. I might have to wear a hat for a while.

5. The Dance Moms on the DANCE MOMS show are really crazy, and the teacher is a certified childless narcissist. They play it up for all it’s worth. This handpicked “dream team” of girls reminds me a LOT of a certain studio where DD danced. It shall remain nameless. But this show is a guilty pleasure, let me tell you. And people wonder where I got the idea for the Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery Series. I plan to write a few more of those. Psycho dance moms are so fabulous. And great fodder.

6. And LATTER DAY SECRETS is going very, very well, in rewrite.

7. The smarmy Josh Powell lost custody of his two young boys (you know, the ones he took CAMPING in the middle of the WINTER, in the middle of the NIGHT, on the day his wife COINCIDENTALLY dissappeared). This man is a sketch.

8. His even smarmier letch of a father, Steve Powell, was arrested and jailed for his collection of pornography and admitted to an “attraction” to his daughter-in-law.

9. Warren Jeffs is still in jail, and likely will NEVER be let go. His trial showed him to be even more of a Weenie Rat Face then I ever thought possible. And some polygamist women and men need a good smack up the side of the head for doing this to their children.

10. And did I mention it’s fall?

So there you go. What’s on your agenda?


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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2 Responses to Things I’m looking forward to….

  1. Cele says:

    Okay, let us see… you survived the hair cut, I loved beauty college, but I’m not the best beautician, oh wait, I’m in radio….I can’t wait to see Dancing Daughter on SYTYCD – and no I’m not giving up tha t hope

    Moving to the south, that’s not anywhere near me. What’s that all about? You’re the only person I know who had a pew for livingroom furniture.

    I miss Jenny T Partridge, so much that I am addicted to Dance Mom’s but I think the teacher, Miss Abby Lee herself is much worse than the “Moms”.

    Latter Day Secrets? Hmmmmm, cough it up girl friend.


  2. M.E. Anders says:

    So happy to hear that rewrites on your book are going well. I also TOTALLY understand the need to geographically relocate after being part of a nearby cult. I still have nightmares for weeks every time I go back to my old haunts to see my folks.

    As for me, I’m working on my 1st draft of my 2nd novel. Challenging, but so rewarding.



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