American Writer, Editor, Journalist, Screenwriter,
Photographer, Astrologer and Animal Lover
Thank you to my loving and kind husband, Tom, for supporting me in my life's work. I love you so much.
We have so many good projects on board.
Tom and I graduated from the Initiate Course of Ding Le Mei's Institute for Mentalphsics in Joshua Tree, California on June 12, 2016.
We start the Inner Chamber course work on July 11, 2016. The inner journey continues...
A sea turtle swimming nearby in the Pacific Ocean...
I attended the four-day UFO convention in Joshua Tree called CONTACT IN THE DESERT, June 3 - 6, 2016. I sure learned a lot! Thank goodness I had Louise Love Herzog along the entire time to translate some of the information for me.
I'm covering the UFO event for the Desert Star Weekly newspaper.
My husband, Tom Devereaux, walking our dog Zorro, at sunrise on the beach in San Felipe, Mexico.
Fishermen in a ponga at sunrise.
A typical sunrise in San Felipe..
Odd cloud formation at sunrise.
Zoom out of same cloud formation as above.
This sunrise photo is among the very first I shot in San Felipe in 2010.
Sometimes the first is the best.
Paella Festival at the El Cortez Hotel.
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.
Keeping my fingers crossed for good news about Bridget in 2016
*********TV Writing includes:
HOUSE MD - THE PERFECT STORM, won 2nd Place in Scriptapalooza 2010
A FEMININE MANIFESTO - TV SERIES
BRIIDGET - TV SERIES
CALL FOR PIZZA - TV SERIES
MARS BONFIRE - TV PILOT/FILM
Novels and Shorts:
11 DAYS IN HELL
TRAVELS WITH RAY
A COLLECTION OF POETRY***********************
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. I I outlined 10 episodes of A Feminine Manifesto, short stories about about my sex life as told to my husband, Tom. He said I should write them down. I have 33 vignettes in total.
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
Meditating by the Sea of Cortez on my incredible luck in finding Bright Frontier Films...
Standing next to a St. Francis of Assisi image at the Self Realization Fellowship gardens in Encinitas, CA
Baja California, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez
Chichen Itza pyramids on the Yucatan Peninsula
The Pacific side of Baja near Rosarito Beach
My television series about Bridget, a young, girl coming-of-age in America is moving forward...stay tuned...
Looking around my desk, I see enough writing projects to keep me busy through the rest of 2016. Life is good.
Hooray, I finished two screenplays projects for Bright Frontier Films. They are both off to investors for funding.
Working for BRIGHT FRONTIER FILMS as a screenwriter. Check out their website. http://www.brightfrontierfilms.com/biographies/
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 latest grand opening in Palm Desert with his WP Kitchen + Bar restaurant on El Paseo. Yummy!
Cut and paste link: http://issuu.com/olafutbolera/docs/dstarweekly_november_18_2015_web_op?e=2907382/31448387#search
Working on completing the first draft of DELUSION with my screenwriting mentor Bill Boyle with the UCLA Film School.
Attended and reported on the Joshua Tree Music Festival, Oct. 8-11
Attended the Bhakti Festival in Joshua Tree Sept. 9 - 14.
Reported and Photographed the Palm Spring International Short Film Festival June 16-22.
Photographed and reviewed the Huck Finn Jubilee bluegrass festival in Ontario, CA from June 12-14.
Photographed and reviewed the CONTACT IN THE DESERT conference in Joshua Tree, CA over the Memorial Day weekend where UFO experts from all over the world converged to discuss ancient alien visitations and other worldly events.
In April, we finished writing "11 Days in Hell," a feature-length film based on a true story of a father's desperate search and daring rescue of his heroin-addicted daughter held by drug dealers in Tijuana, Mexico.
Ongoing film and TV projects:
11 DAYS IN HELL - script completed 2015.
BANDIDOS, now entitled, OPERATION BANDIDOS - Optioned screenplay. A Die Hard-type Action/Miliary script completed in April 2012.
BRIDGET - Introducing a new television series aimed at girls from 7 to 17 years old.
MARS BONFIRE - a novel, screenplay and TV Pilot
DELUSION - a script based on my first novel, "Palimpsest."
A FEMININE MANIFESTO - an on-going writing project
WHITE ROOTS - on-going autobiography
TRAVELS WITH RAY - animation about our dog Ray
A flock of rare white pelicans swim by our Mexican casa one morning.
This photo was taken from my porch of a typical monsoon rain over our lagoon.
Ponga boats at rest.
Ponga fishermen land at our beach.
Shrimp boats anchored in our lagoon.
Shrimp boats anchored 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!
I finished the ScreenwritingU.com ProSeries 48B in June 2014. I've hardly had time over the past year for anything but writing.
ALSO, I finished Chris Soth's 30-day Mini Movie Method class in April 2014. Whew! What a whirlwind that was. Taking two intensive screenwriting courses at the same time. I wasn't the only crazy person who did that - Eva Deasey of Arizona did it too! You Rock Eva! My husband says we thrive on deadlines!
UPDATE MARCH 3, 2014
STARTED THE MINI MOVIE METHOD WITH CHRIS SOTH FROM USC'S FILM SCHOOL. SHOULD HAVE ONE OF MY TWO NEW SCRIPTS IN A FIRST DRAFT BY APRIL 4.
ALSO I AM STILL IN THE PROSERIES WITH THE OTHER SCRIPT AND THAT ONE SHOULD BE DONE BY THE END OF APRIL/EARLY MAY AND READY FOR PITCHING.
UPDATE: FEB. 9, 2014
AM WRAPPING UP THE DRAMATIC DEVICES MODULE IN THE PROSERIES FOR BOTH SCRIPTS AND THEY ARE REALLY COMING TOGETHER NICELY. I'M SO HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS SO FAR.
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/
Getting ready for the March Producer's Event where I meet 20 Hollywood Producers, hear what they're looking for, and pitch a couple of my scripts.
Moved at the end of February to another condo in the desert. Our move to Hollywood will have to wait for a while longer.
LATE JANUARY 2012
Back in the desert working on BANDIDOS. Finished the first draft and sent it to three writers for feedback.
We're on another trip into Baja California and have made some wonderful contacts for my script, BANDIDOS.
We also visited with some old friends, went to the dentist, took our dog to the vet and got the truck tuned up. It's been quite an event-filled trip but I'm ready to head home and get back to work on BANDIDOS.
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.