What’s this all about?
For many years, my sister and I cared full-time for our mother, who had Alzheimer's disease. It was exhausting, depressing work. One of the few things that held our mother's interest was Christmas movies, and so we watched a lot of them. In 2017, I started writing recaps of them for my friends. It became a kind of tradition, and so I kept doing it. Much to my surprise, the recaps were distributed beyond my circle of friends, and people asked where they could read them. Hallmark Unwrapped is a place to collect them.
Do you actually like Hallmark movies?
As I said, I watched a lot of Hallmark movies while my mother was alive (she passed in early 2018), and I came to have great affection for them. My recaps are meant to be fun, mostly lighthearted looks at what are an American holiday tradition.
Does Hallmark know about these?
I happen to have a number of friends who work on Hallmark movies in various capacities. Through writing the recaps, I have also become friends with a number of the writers, directors, producers, and actors involved. But I am not affiliated with Hallmark in any official capacity.
Who are you anyway?
I am a writer. I have published more than 75 books in a wide variety of genres. If you would like to know more, you can visit my website here.