“The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic: Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory...”

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You’ve found Shannon Bradley-Colleary’s blog! Her Books are HERE. Her script, “To The Stars” is now a film directed by Martha Stephens! It premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and internationally at The Karlovy Vary Festival in the Czech Republic. Samuel Goldwyn acquired us for a 2020 release. Stay tuned.


 

 

True Hollywood Tales

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When My Script “To The Stars” Became a Sundance Film Festival Movie This Year, Here’s What Happened Next:

2019 Recap: The Best of Times; Sprinkled with a Dash of Fear and Self-Loathing; and a Challenging Amount of Failure.

Brandon Lee, David Schwimmer, Michael Hutchence & The Coppolas Are All Here

Just when you thought the late-80s and early-90s were over. Shannon Colleary, wearing little more than a Bob Mackie rhinestone

How Annette Bening Is Dangerously Radical

As I watched Bening portray Dorothea Fields in “20th Century Women,” (which should finally be her Oscar-winning role) a fresh, radical idea came to me …

Kids & Parents

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11 Things in Your Kitchen Right Now That’ll Kill You!

Wheat is one of the deadliest foods that kill. It can give you “wheat belly;” making you bulbous and inflamed …

How My Grandma Took a Stand & Decided to Leave Her Church of 40 Years

This Story Is in Honor of National Grandparents Day & LBGT Rights In 1988 at the height of the AIDs

Inspiration From a Teacher With My Daughter When an “Active Shooter” Terrorized UCLA

“As we sat together in silence, I called each of your names, and in the quiet of that room, where the tension was still thick with not knowing, I wanted to say your names over and over again.”

How to Change Careers in Midlife (My First Interview!! – Video)

Hello, Beauties I’ve shot and edited my first interview with dear friend Jeannine Chanin Penn, who has decided her 50s

The Littlest Members of Women’s March Take on Donald Trump’s Misogyny

“Donald Trump on Women” gets 10k searches a day. Here’s why: Regarding the Women’s March in Los Angeles, the Facebook

This Is the Sneaky Trait I’m Giving Up in 2017

What follows are three instances where my sneaky trait got me in trouble. See if you can guess what it

Love & Sex

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When You’re Addicted to a Person, Embrace THIS to Break Free!

What Follows Is a Counter-Intuitive Approach to Stop Being Addicted to a Person Who Makes You Miserable I used to

In Love, You Might Not Always Get What You Want

But Here’s a Quick Hack to Get What You Need … When we’re in “LOVE” with someone who consistently breaks

Does Amy Schumer Need Sex Rehab? Are You Having Sex for the Right Reasons?

Ladies, I recently read Amy Schumer’s hilarious memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, which made me realize that when

Body & Soul

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4 Ways “The Law of Attraction” Screws Up Your Life!

What is The Law of Attraction? Thought leader and cherubic badass Mark Manson defines it thusly: “Essentially, The Law of Attraction states

Do You Have a Fear of Happiness That’s Keeping It Away?

You Might Be Blocking Happiness and Not Even Know It! If you were raised in an unpredictable, volatile or drug-and-alcohol

One Simple Practice to Cut Through a Lifetime of Pain

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day … Breathwork Meditation & a Heretic Healer on tap. If you’re anxious,

Beauty, Buy & Bites

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The Habit That Keeps You Feeling Like Crap!

I Did It Too! How To Change Bad Mental Habits! I always thought if I could just get a screenplay

Does This Woman Look Trustworthy?

Hello Ninjas — I’m typing this while wearing nothing but stilettos and a smile … okay, I’m in my pajamas

Learn the Secrets to Korean Beauty From a Bonafide Rock Star! (Girl Band Nylon Pink)

Being an ordinary, humdrum white woman I tend to romanticize people of color and their culture. My black friend Lue

Travel/Aid

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5 Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas

Be warned. These “5 Things to Do in Cabo” might render you a pariah to the indigenous folk, your family

The Lengths I’ll Go to Try to Impress You (& be of service)

I like to brag. And every now and them I’m a cowgirl who’s all hat and no cattle. But I

Volunteering in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Things get real when I’m handed the three-year-old son of the pregnant woman …