Animal Lover, Photographer, Astrologer and Free Thin
11 DAYS IN HELL - A screenplay and book in-progress.
A FEMININE MANIFESTO - An on-going writing project about women and for women.
ASSASSINATION OF THE J'S - An investigation into the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and anyone else whose name begins with J.
BRIDGET - A book, screenplay and television pilot aimed at girls from 6 to 12 years old.
DELUSION - A screenplay about an Academy-award winning actor who disappears in Mexico.
HOUSE M.D. - THE PERFECT STORM - A one-hour television episode.
MARS BONFIRE - A novel, screenplay and TV Pilot.
OPERATION BANDIDOS - A Die Hard in Mexico script completed and optioned in April 2012.
PALIMPSEST - A novel about reincarnation.
THE PREDICTORS - An astology talk show where the host makes predictions about sporting events, elections, and the stock market.
TRAVELS WITH RAY - An animation about our dog Ray.
WHITE ROOTS - An on-going autobiography.
Thank you to my loving and kind husband, Tom, for supporting me in my life's work. I love you so much.
I began graduate school at California State University, San Bernardino - Palm Desert campus in January 2017.
Tom and I continue our spiritual studies of Ding Le Mei's Institute for Mentalphysics coursework.
A sea turtle swimming in the Pacific Ocean.
My husband, Tom Devereaux, walking our dog Zorro, at sunrise on the beach in San Felipe, Mexico.
A typical sunrise in San Felipe.
Cloud formation at sunrise.
This sunrise photo is among the very first I shot in San Felipe in 2010. Sometimes the first is the best.
Paella Festival in San Felipe, Mexico.
Seal Rock at nearly high tide.
Seal Rock at high tide.
A zopolote or desert vulture perched on our palapa post. Tom loves these birds.
R.I.P. RAY RAY...WE MISS U.
My My beloved Pug, Ray Ray, passed away on Nov. 4, 2013. He was nearly 14 years old and the best friend I've ever had. There's a hole in my life.
Ray Ray saved my life twice. Once when a would-be robber tried to open a window, and another time when he warned me about an abusive boyfriend. Ray Ray was afraid of and didn't like that boyfriend, so I figured the dog knew more than I did about people.
A stupa in Nepal.
Travels with Ray and Adventures with Zorro are based on the true events with our dogs, Ray and Zorro. No two could be more opposite. Ray is old. Zorro is young. Ray is fat. Zorro is lean. Ray is light. Zorro is dark. Ray is small. Zorro is large. Ray is surly. Zorro is sweet.
This back-only photo was taken in March 2009. Lucky to be alive.
Jackie and Tom Devereaux the night before their wedding at the Venetian Restaurant in Ocean Beach, California
Baja California, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez
Chichen Itza pyramids on the Yucatan Peninsula
The Pacific side of Baja near Rosarito Beach
My first published book, Bridget, is available on Amazon.com.
The story is about a young, girl coming-of-age in America. She struggles with ghosts while navigating through her teen years. I wrote the screenplay in 2009-10; the television pilot has just been completed in 2017; and the product line has been created. Now, I wait.
Sunset at Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego, CA (photo taken in 2015)
Another San Diego sunset in 2015
Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California - photo taken by my friend Gregg Webber who passed away Feb. 22, 2016. Until we meet again my friend. Love and Light on your new journey.
Tom and I are enjoying our spiritual studies in Southern California. We're grateful everyday for finding each other.
Enjoy a November sunset photo in Rosarito Beach by Rick Blakely.
I recently covered Wolfgang Puck's grand opening of his new restaurant in Palm Desert for the Desert Star Weekly newspaper. Cut and paste link: http://issuu.com/olafutbolera/docs/dstarweekly_november_18_2015_web_op?e=2907382/31448387#search
The first draft of DELUSION has been put on hold through 2017. My screenwriting mentor, Bill Boyle, with the UCLA Film School moved back to Canada.
Every year since 2008, except a few, I attend and report on the Joshua Tree Music Festivals in mid-May and early October.
I attend, report and photograph the Bhakti and Shakti Festivals in Joshua Tree held every May and early September.
I attend, reported and photograph the Palm Spring International Film Festival in January and the Short Film Festival in mid-June.
Photographed and reviewed the Huck Finn Jubilee bluegrass festival in Ontario, CA from June 12-14.
I attend, photograph and report on the CONTACT IN THE DESERT conference held in Joshua Tree, CA in late-May, where UFO experts from all over the world converge to discuss UFOs, ancient alien astronauts, and visitations from other worlds.
In April 2015, I finished writing, "11 Days in Hell," a feature-length film based on the true story of a father's desperate search and daring rescue of his heroin-addicted daughter held by drug dealers in Tijuana, Mexico.
Lucky to spot a flock of rare white pelicans swim by our Mexican casa one morning. I sent the photos to the Audobon Society.
This photo was taken from my porch of a typical monsoon rain over Campo Uno lagoon.
Ponga boats at rest along the Malacon in San Felipe.
Ponga fishermen outside our casa at Campo Uno.
Shrimp boats anchor in the lagoon outside our casa.
Shrimp boats anchor inside the safe harbor of Campo Uno lagoon.
All these photos were recovered from old emails! I lost thousands of others but am so grateful to have recovered these! Thank you God!
OMG! I got 20 script requests at the Great American Screenwriting Conference and Pitchfest held in Burbank, CA on June 19-22, 2014.
I actually lost count because I pitched in the elevator, the hallway, the food line, the beer line, and found one unique connection. (You know who you are. Mums the word).
I finished a major rewrite of one script, now (Sept. 2014) I'm finishing the hot script for several producers who requested it at the pitch fest. I'm also going to be busy polishing and rewriting two other scripts.Then, I have to edit two books!
Whew! You know what I'm doing the rest of the year!
Finished the ScreenwritingU.com ProSeries 48B in June 2014.
Finished Chris Soth's 30-day Mini Movie Method class in April 2014.
UPDATE MARCH 2014
I am enrolled in another ProSeries 48 B with ScreenwritingU.com. It started Oct. 19, 2013 and runs through April 20, 2014. I am writing two screenplays during this six month period. Whew! I hope I haven't "bitten off more than I can produce."
One of my scripts is a children's animation entitled, "Travels with Ray." It about my adventures with my dog over the past 10 years.
For the latest on the Dog Death Camp story, Go to this link to see what happens when crazy people have dogs. http://desertstarweekly.com/dog-death-camp-raided-animals-rescued/
Trip to Cancun and Chichen Itza. Took a few photos.
Just returned from a week long camping trip in Southern California. Saw a few friends and had an important business meeting with Gidget Worldwide Inc.
Later, we camped at San Elijo State Beach in Encinitas. Ah...I love the sound of the ocean.
I made two amazing road trips through Baja California Norte where I met leaders of the Kumeeya Indian tribe. My husband, Tom, and I were invited to take part in a Temesal ceremony or sweat lodge on sacred Indian lands in Rumorosa, Mexico.
Jesse, the spiritual leader of the Kumeeya tribe performed a rare Passing of the Pipe ceremony. We were allowed to smoke from the holy 250 year old peace pipe before it was handed over to Arturo Fisher, a well known Yaqui Indian Shamam from Sonora.
Jesse and Arturo then shared duties during the overnight Ayahuasca Healing ceremony.
There's a movie here.
Flew back east to attend my husband's family reunion at Camp Dearborn in Michigan.
Later, this month two friends from Mexico visited us in Desert Hot Springs, California. We took them to the hot mineral spring spas everyday.
I'm enrolled in the ProSeries screenwriting course with Hal and Cheryl Croasman. It's an intensive, on-line class.