– Les Brown
|AN ORDINARY GIRL….
||WITH SOME EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES!|
|Wanting to help the community||Worked as an inner-city schoolteacher and neighborhood block captain — and met AMAZING people in the process.|
|Wanting to visit NYC||Rang in the millennium in Times Square (during the Y2K scare.) Among other NYC adventures, spent time at the World Trade Center Observation Deck located in the South Tower. A year later it wouldn’t exist.|
|Minding her own business in South America||Unearthed an ancient Incan burial site — on accident!|
|Loving nature||Climbed an active volcano in Guatemala and trekked the deepest canyon in the world in Peru.|
|Dying to learn how to write for film||Studied screenwriting in Hollywood. Later juried the San Antonio Film Festival and served as a first-round reader for the Austin Film Festival.|
|Curious about acting||
Worked as an extra in a feature film (“Not That Funny”) and an indie short (“The Dance”)
|Wanting to create great art||Studied painting, glasswork and music in the Caribbean with absolutely amazing artisans! Also took classes with a world-class flamenco artist in Seville’s Triana district*. Later mentored by bestselling author and MacArthur Fellow Sandra Cisneros in Mexico City. * Was probably her worst student EVER, but that’s beside the point. 🙂|
|Get physically fit + live abroad||Trekked 300 miles across the Spanish countryside (The Camino de Santiago). At the time, was living in Spain.|
|Interested in Physics||In 2013, got accepted in the Physics program at New Mexico Tech — one of the top science and engineering schools in the country!|
Bottom line: Miracles follow passion! And even if life has knocked you down for the count, there IS a way to get your passion back! Curious to learn more? Check out The Ballad of Cinderella Jones — for FREE, during the month of September!