QUOTE OF THE DAY! WITH AGE COMES RESPECT FOR THE PERSON THAT HAS STOOD BESIDE YOU FOR 64 YEARS! The Northwest Iowa snowstorm kept Colin and I home alone for over a full week. We missed a beautiful wedding in Sioux Falls, SD. also Colin always takes me out for an anniversary meal, we missed that. But we found many other exciting things to do. Colin was so excited when it snowed, he had a new snow blower in the garage that had never been used. So, in spite of his shoulder and age, he blew snow all over the drive-way, and smiled all the while. I, on the other hand, cleaned the bathroom and pantry. That’s called contentment. Attention! Family, old friends, new friends, friends we will meet at the next Craft Shows this year. I have a booth in Omaha and Sioux Falls. My little granddaughters in Chicago has made a new Video for my Web Page. The Stars are Morrison Rose and Gennings Grace also Besley. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. The “Rose Donlin” books are doing very well and the Dream continues to make a Movie of the books.
QUOTE OF THE DAY! PATIENCE ARE A VIRTUE!—To all my friends and family. A year ago I heard from a Producer/Director in Calif. Frank Di Muccio. He had read the “Rose Donlin Story” His E-Mails continued for over the past year, talking to me about making my books into a movie. Then as time went by I came in contact with a lady, Producer/Line Director. Celina Reising from LA. She also read all of the books agreed the books are ready to make a movie. Frank Di Muccio worked for over 4 months writing the first book into a 2 hour movie script. Frank and Celina knew each other a long time ago, since that time they have reconnected. Frank sent the Script to Celina and now the wait is on. I would like to share the last E-Mail I received from Mr. Di Muccio because I had indicated I was getting impatient. Hi Phyllis, Celina is quite busy, and is hard to get in contact with at times. Yes, she did tell me she received the books and at last contact, had read the first 2 books and enjoyed them. She questioned me in regard to the Script and wondered if the pilot script was the appropriate length. I assured her that we had a 2 hour script, and I immediately sent her a copy. She then contacted me saying she would have to do a script budget, and would get back in touch. This process takes sometime researching locations, directors notes, wardrobes, makeup, animal handlers, etc, etc etc, Please be patient. I’ve known Celina several years and she is an excellent producer, line producer. You have to keep in mind, that your books are what are called “period” pieces, and these are very difficult to produce, and Fund. Think of it this way: your stories require many antique items as well as live animals; optimally we have to find an 1800’s functioning steam locomotive, at least one passenger car, a bear, dogs, amountain lion, horses, buggies, buckboards, etc. Researsch and Funds are the only way to find and secure these kinds of things, and it all takes time___ We will be in touch when things progress. My regards to you and yours. Your friend and fan Frank Di Muccio Blessings To All Who Read This And if You Have a Commit I Would Love To Hear From You! Phyllis A. Collmann
QUOTE OF THE DAY! LOVE CAN LAST FOREVER! So much of life has happened since I wrote last. The farm called us home for the summer. The 4th of July was a wonderful family gathering. When we moved onto our farm our four children were 9,7, 4, and Melonie was born here. The 3 older children are now grand parents, time waits for no one. On July 21st, my brother, Paul called me to inform all of our family our 55 year old niece, Lori Rollins had passed away. All of our children came, Cynthia from Ottumwa, Iowa Kimberly from Fulton, Mo, Ron from Plattsmouth, Neb Melonie, Morrison and Gennings Grace from Chicago, IL. Melonie sang “Till We Meet Again” and “In The Garden” Seeing all of the nieces and nephews of the Alva and Myra Rollins family was like walking down memory lane. One of my nieces I had not seen for awhile said, “Aunt Phyllis, I didn’t know about your books.” So I told her about the “Rose Donlin Series” Since we have been home I have sent books to Ohio, SD, and LA. It doesn’t get any better than that.
QUOTE OF THE DAY! GOD IS GOOD!–We arrived home the last of May and we had one month to prepare for our family coming for the 4th of July. Washing all of the windows and screens was all worth it. Getting to see all of our children. Cynthia from Ottumwa, Iowa, her two daughters. Erika and Travis Contrell, their two children, Dane and Kensly. Molly, her two boys, Wyatt and Wade. Kim and Don from Fulton, Mo. Her son Thomas and Megan, their daughter Emmy. Kim’s daughter did not get to come, she is expecting the 1st of Sept. Ron Collmann from Plattsmouth, Neb. Ron’s son, Corey and Kariann, their three children, Titus, Whitney, Meredith. Ron’s daughter Katy and husband Josh Gengler, daughters Bren, and Nora. Melonie, from Chicago, her two daughters, Morrison and Gennings Grace. The folloeing week Colin and I went to Sargent Bluff and visited with the Antique Pickers owner. He purchased the 9 books of the “Rose Donlin Story” and will put the books in the store. It doesn’t get any better than that.
QUOTE OF THE DAY! WE ALL HAVE TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES AT SOME TIME IN OUR LIFE! We attended the Craft Fair April 17,18,19, at the Odeum I Vista Park, Chicago. So many talented Crafters. Jewelry, clothing, wreaths, wine pkgs, furniture, honey, candy and so much more. I was the only Author there. I had a booth to sell the “Rose Donlin Series” I me so many kind people and especially the wonderful kind words from people who had bought the books last year. The first book is “Rose’s Betrayal And Survival” CHAPTER 7–Rose made Joseph his breakfast. She tried to do her chores earlier, because she needed to get to the creek to do the wash. Her mind was busy thinking of ways to help Joseph feel better. The splashing of the water while she scrubbed the clothes blocked out any noise. A feeling came over her, and little shivers shook her body. A frightening horror was coming toward her. She determined at that second she was going to die. http://www.collmannwarehouse.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY! “THE FEELING OF CHRISTMAS IS HERE”–We had a great time at the Fairs, first at the Clay Co. Fair in Spencer. Iowa, then onto the Ralston Arena, Neb and next traveled back to Chicago to the Odeum, Vista Park. The “Rose Donlin Story” books sold so very well. Now, I am making a new “You Tube” please keep it in mind it should be a hoot. My little granddaughters will be in it. Love their since of humor, funny, funny, so funny. http://www.collmannwarehouse.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY!”THE LAWNS ARE COVERED WITH BROWN AND RED LEAVES, FALL IS HERE!–BOOK!-“ROSE DONLIN-THE NEXT GENERATION”–CHAPTER 2–Sheriff Les and Dora were so happy talking with Rose and Henry, but suddenly Sheriff Les’ attention was drawn to a young man laughing and talking to Margaret. He had heard and had seen a picture of the young man. He watched him and could not remember where he had heard about him. Sheriff Les said nothing about him to Rose and Henry. The door opened again and—-www.collmannwarehouse.com–firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS IF YOU OPEN YOUR HEART”! BOOK#1–“ROSE’S BETRAYAL AND SURVIVAL”–CHAPTER#2–Rose’s thoughts were racing. She wanted to escape. But what about Joseph? He was an old man who was very sick. Who would take care of him? A feeling of unhappiness and uncertainty came over her. Rose finally put the idea of escaping out of her mind. http://www.collmannwarehouse.com—-email@example.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY! “LOVE IS NEEDED ALL OVER THE WORLD”–BOOK #1–CHAPTER #1—Joseph had gotten back into bed with all of his clothes on, including his boots, and covered himself up. He was talking to himself, “I have always helped others, but now I’m unable to take care of myself. I paid for an older woman to take care of me.” His voice sounded angry. Rose did not hear what he said.–www.collmannwarehouse.com—firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTE OF THE DAY! “PRAYERS AND LOVE GO TOGETHER”!—Book #1–“Rose’s Betrayal And Survival”–Chapter #3–The fireplace had to be cleaned, for the evenings and nights were turning cold, as winter was approaching. The ashes were almost up to the bottom of the cast-iron skillet. Rose found an old pan, which she used as a scoop to dig out the ashes and dump them in a pail. The black dust filled the air, and she noticed her hands and dress were black. Joseph yelled at her—–www.collmannwarehouse.com—phyllisacollmann@Hotmail.com