Saturday, October 31, 2009

Somebody's Watching Me

Once again my son Chan is at it, directing film with his brother and his friends.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Did You See Oprah?

The Herrin twins and The Osmonds were on the same episode of Oprah on Friday. It was this surreal moment for me, seeing two separate parts of my life converge on the TV screen.

Many of you may not know this, but I've worked for Alan Osmond on one project or another since 1983 when I first moved to Utah from Indiana. I used to go places to take photos of his sons for him when The Osmond Boys were just starting to sing. Then in 1988, I began working on the staff of Stadium of Fire, eventually working my way to Associate Producer. I also became the promotions director for 2nd G, writing newsletters and magazine articles, developing merchandise, and sometimes going on the road to sell it. Even now I am the editor of the Osmond Family blog, help with both Nathan and David's blogs, and I'm working on a biography with Alan.

Of course, my assocation with the Herrin family is much more recent. Two years ago I heard Erin Herrin, the twins' mother, pitch the idea of a book about her girls. At the time I thought, "Wow! I'd love to write that book," but they already had someone else in line to write the book. As fate would have it, several months later I was approached to see if I'd be interested in helping Erin tell her story. The rest, as they say, is history.

The next book I'm working on is a biography with Rob Joseph. He's already been on Dr. Phil, but now I wonder if his next stop could also be Oprah. . .

Friday, October 02, 2009

Oprah and Famous Family Nights

I just found out late last night that the Herrin twins (When Hearts Conjoin) will be on Oprah this afternoon as one of Oprah's Favorite Families. Check out the show, then if you want to know more about the family, I hope you'll buy a copy of the book.

Also, we heard yesterday that Famous Family Nights (I'm a contributor) is #1 in the Family home Evening category at You can buy a copy at their site, or get one here from

I'll be posting a few photos from my son's wedding on the blog very soon. Thanks for all of you who sent your well-wishes to the new couple.