Be Who You Are
Be Who You Are is a music and spoken word album I created with my husband Richard Duguay and my friend and writing partner, Tara Samuel. It features 14 tracks of character-building songs, plays and short stories that kids love.
This is our first video, Your Toys Could Be Better, starring our daughter Violet Duguay, and listen to clips of all the tracks here. Our mission is to create pieces that teach kids to choose love over fear, stand up for themselves and others, and always trust their guts. Subscribe to the Be Who You Are YouTube channel too for kid-reporter pieces, music videos & more!
I wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Goldirocks, which came out theatrically in 2004 and played on Pay TV and cable in Canada. I travelled around the world with Goldirocks and my three hot producer gals – to Montreal, Cairo (yes we rode on a camel) and Brazil (yes we drank caipirinhas). You can read more about the film at www.goldirocks.com.
Wannabe rock star Goldi lands in a house of three musicians, one too hot, one too cold, and a third who seems just right. They let her sing with their band, and she romances them one at a time, thinking she’s found her new home. But when she unleashes her own songs on the guys, they cut her out of their scene, forcing her to discover that real success means becoming your own rock and roll hero.
The Cowboy Singer
My first book, The Cowboy Singer, is a romance novel about a pregnant gal who falls in love with a country singer in Austin. It’s available on e-book through moi, or Amazon (e-book & paperback) if you’re already ordering a blender. I wrote a screenplay version of the book which has been optioned by director Annie Bradley for the small screen!
Cojak The Cactus With No Needles
Fine Art Prints
I create handmade linocut prints, custom portraits, and lately have been doing some screen printing on fabric as well. It’s all for sale at my Etsy shop!
I sing and play guitar and drums – you can read about my former bands on the other pages which I will hopefully update with MP3s at some point. I’m perpetually honored to collaborate with my husband Richard and all his incredible rocka and roll work. We recorded a song that I wrote about the Occupy movement called We’re the 99. Our eight-year-old daughter Violet likes to watch YouTube videos and recreate the experiments in our kitchen. As I mentioned, she stars in the first music video for the Be Who You Are album, Your Toys Could Be Better.