Meet the Filmmakers
Free and open to the public
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 — 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Desert Shores Motorcoach Resort, 48170 Hjorth Street, Indio 92201
Fern Field Brooks
Fern Field Brooks is an award-winning TV/Film producer of many shows we all love to watch including MONK and MAUDE. She has worked in every genre of TV and with such renowned entertainment icons as Norman Lear, Christopher Plummer, Tony Shalhoub, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty and many more. Fern is the recipient of an Emmy, an Oscar nomination, the George Foster Peabody and Humanitas Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, and the Distinguished Service Award from President Reagan for her work to encourage the inclusion and accurate portrayal of people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. Fern’s first book “Letters To My Husband” was published in the USA, Canada and Japan and her current book she calls a “meowmoir”, is a lovely story about a cat called “They Call Me Destiny”.
Portland, Oregon and at one time or another made his living as an oil field roughneck, mink rancher, forest service lookout, YMCA Youth Secretary, truck driver, logger, lumber mill hand, journalist, teacher and real estate broker. Jim’s writing awards include such prestigious accolades as “The Feathered Quill Book Award”, “The Benjamin Franklin IPBA Award”, “The Pinnacle Achievement Book Achievement Award” and others. Jim and his wife moved to Alaska in 1974 where they reside in the summer and California in the winter. He invites attendees to visit his website www.JimMisko.com.
Ruth Nolan, author, scholar and lecturer is a professor of English and creative writing at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA and a former wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service and BLM California Desert District. She is a multi-award-winning author for poetry and short stories with works published in Women’s Studies Quarterly; Desert Oracle; News from Native California; Sierra Club Desert Report; The Desert Sun/USA Today to name a few. Ruth serves on the advisory board for Poets & Writers West, and holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. She may be reached at email@example.com
Thomas J. Sims
Thomas J. Sims, MD is a physician, actor, author and blogger who is pleased to present his new memoir “On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor’s Pursuit of Life, Love and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier”. Described as a real-life hybrid of “Northern Exposure” and “Doc Martin” set in the crazy world of “The Alaskan Bush People”, “On Call in the Arctic“ is an inspirational tale of courage and adaptation that describes in vivid detail what it is like to live and adapt to life under extreme circumstances when training and experience lets you down and you have nothing to show you what path to follow except your instincts. The book enjoys 98% five-star reviews on Amazon and is now the subject of a blogging assignment Tom has with Psychology Today called “Under Extreme Circumstances”. Tom invites attendees to visit his websites www.ThomasJSims.com and www.OnCallintheArctic.com.
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