This website is home to the memoir ROMANCING CHRISTMAS by me, Joany Kane, along with some other goodies. Hope you'll hang out for a spell.
The first week of January 1999, two years before there was a Hallmark Channel, my life changed forever.
I met and fell in love with Logger Honey (Dave) and wrote THE CHRISTMAS CARD at the same time. Seven years later the movie based on my screenplay premiered on the Hallmark Channel.
The movie shattered the channel's ratings records, received an Emmy nomination for actor Ed Asner, helped launch the current Christmas TV movie craze, and has often been rated the most beloved holiday movie.
To this day (as of this writing in 2022) "The Christmas Card" is still a treasured favorite. I believe it endures because the love with which it was written shines through.
ROMANCING CHRISTMAS is about my path to writing "The Christmas Card" and the magical journey I've been on with Logger Honey since not only the premiere of our love story but also the premiere of the movie made from the screenplay he inspired.
If it wasn't for Logger Honey there would be no "The Christmas Card" movie that made it to the screen, and if it wasn't for "The Christmas Card" screenplay I was writing, there wouldn't be a Logger Honey in my life (22 years strong as of this writing.)
I met actress and artist GLORINDA MARIE thanks to "The Christmas Card." She played the spunky waitress who served Faith and Cody the crispy curly fries. :)
After my mom passed away in November 2019 I was consumed with grief. To honor her (and her love of unicorns) I wrote a children's story MY UNICORN ADVENTURE WITH MOM. Glorinda hand painted all of the images in the book.
In the story a young girl and her mom travel to an enchanted realm in search of unicorns encountering magical beings along the way. Written in honor of moms.
Glorinda Marie hand painted all of the images in "My Unicorn Adventure With Mom;" her art is filled with joy, magic, whimsy and love. She has her art available for sale as calendars, shirts, mugs, shoulder bags, notebooks and cards.
She has a Unicorn companion calendar for sale, too!
I am so thrilled and blessed to be a member of the Story Summit family! I'll be joining the Summit family for the "Celebrate the Light Within'" event in Santa Fe, NM in December!
Story Summit was founded by David Paul Kirkpatrick. David was the President of Paramount Pictures. He has worked on the Indiana Jones and Star Trek franchises. He has worked on countless Academy Award winning movies and developed the movie that became Forest Gump. David believes in giving back, wanting to inspire and equip writers.
Are the co-directors of Story Summit and like David are beautiful souls. They inspire, champion, lift up the Summit family - and all are welcome. They are joy and magic personified.
In 2018 I teamed with the super awesome team of Tony Jillson and his wife and partner in everything Martha Lively. We gathered a bunch of friends & neighbors and made a short video. It was a labor of love; our short video pokes fun/pays tribute to the great state of Massachusetts. The Baystate is home to two superhero actors Chris Evans & Ben Affleck and is home to the creator of Wonder Woman. During the filming the Red Sox won the World Series and then the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
A photography book filled with photos from my daily walkabouts and the insights & meditations the images inspire. Paperbacks will be available for purchase.