“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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Welcome to Shannon Bradley-Colleary’s blog. Her Books are HERE. Her script, “To The Stars” is now a motion picture directed by Martha Stephens! It premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Features division, was purchased by Samuel Goldwyn Films and is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, FandangoNow, Vudu, Kanopy & Itunes now!


 

 

True Hollywood Tales

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Shannon’s Sundance Film , “To The Stars” is on Amazon, FandangoNow, Itunes, Vudu and Hulu Now!

It’s been a long journey from script to screen for To The Stars. I wrote it when I was at

Sundance Film “To The Stars” is Available for Pre-Order!

Dear Compadres — To The Stars, is finally here!  Currently, my days are spent in pjs, sporting root-y hair and

What Happened After My Script, “To The Stars,” Became a Sundance Film Festival Movie

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

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.”

5 Things Older Women Know That Young Women Don’t

I was minding my own business, tweezing my eyebrows using a high powered magnifying mirror, capable of lighting up the crevices of your aging face like floodlights used to interrogate Colombian drug kingpins during the Pablo Escobar era, when I saw it.

The Hubba Hubba Girls: When Girlfriends Save Your Life

When I was nine-years old my mom went through a debilitating divorce from my stepdad and I moved in, permanently

It Happened To Me: Date Rape

How Women Can Avoid Date in 9 Steps “The thing about being murdered,” writes William Langewiesche in this May’s issue

Love & Sex

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11 Actionable Tasks to Leave an Abusive Relationship

Addiction to a person is no different than addiction to a substance. All of the same symptoms can take hold …

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

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 …