A Question Regarding the Casting for EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

Originally published on May 17, 2017 This Friday will see the release of the film, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. Directed by Stella Meghie, it is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2015 young adult novel of the same name. Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has lived a majority of her life at home due to an incredibly rare illness …

Why WHALE RIDER is Just as Relevant as Ever

The story of WHALE RIDER does a beautiful job of highlighting how we can exceed any doubts and restrictions placed upon us. Despite the story deriving from the Maori legend of Paikea the whale rider, and features a young brown girl from a remote community in the North Island of New Zealand, both the novel and the film have appealed to readers and viewers alike all over the world.

Why A MOMENT’S WORTH Is Better Off Without a Film Adaptation

“A Moment’s Worth” will always have an ongoing journey; in being discovered by others and analyzed and dissected for its multiple meanings. To me, that brings me more joy than any offer for the possibility of being adapted for film. It’s been almost two years since its publication, and while I continue to write other novels, I’ll always look at this one with a special fondness, with or without a film adaptation.