Showing posts from February, 2015

Adele Park's Review of Prophet's Prey by Sam Brower

Prophet's Prey by Sam Brower is one of the most riveting books I've ever read   I've been fascinated by the polygamist sect living in Colorado City/Hilldale ever since I moved to Southern Utah. It seems incredible to me that this Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) can commit so many atrocities against their own people with few, if any repercussions. While it's true that FLDS leader Warren Jeffs is now serving a life sentence in Texas for the sexual assault of two children, he wasn't brought to justice until many years after his numerous crimes. In addition to raping and molesting countless boys and girls, Jeffs proved himself to be a criminal with an unusual taste for cruelty. Brower's book goes into explicit detail about the heinous acts Jeffs committed against his family and community. The saga involving the Jeffs reign as leader of the FLDS occurred over a very long

“Gadzooks!” (Archaic – a mild oath, an expression of surprise) by Ned Cordery

Today I'm honored to feature a piece written by Ned Cordery which describes a wild and crazy video shoot he participated in on January 31, 2015. The purpose of the shoot was to gather footage for a series of Facebook ads for the Quirky Audio Book Series. Although this was a small time production, we had a Major League Staff, starting with Ned working as our photographer and Mary Cordrey, Ned's wife, serving as his assistant. Rounding out the crew was Garry Morris who directed the video, Michael Park, Key Grip, Jim Park, Equipment Assistant, and our fabulous Cast: Steve Campbell, Kristin Hunt Treyson and Tori Park and Jessica Henrie. The photos for this article were taken by Mary Cordery. Tori Park, Kristin Hunt, Steve Campbell, Adele Park,  Jessica Henrie, Treyson Park,  and Garry Morris An odd title for a piece on film making but the title of an audio book written, directed and recorded with a team of actors by Adele, a very talented lady winning a

Gadzooks! Named as Finalist in Audies Competition

What happens when assisted suicide and cosmetics collide? Find out in Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book by Adele Park. Named as a finalist in the Original Work category of the prestigious Audies Competition sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, Gadzooks! keeps listeners laughing with quirky humor done up polygamist style. Take a peek into Quirky Polygamist Country: h ttps:// WHEN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND COSMETICS COLLIDE . . . Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book is about a polygamist woman who sends a succession of husbands to heaven in a hurry. Using a cast of nine actors who tell the story in funny, first-person narratives, Gadzooks! takes the bus all the way to crazy town where listeners meet characters like Scottie Sphincter, lead singer of a band called The Rectal Surgeons, and Blue McKenna, a kooky pot grower. This is Park's second production to be honored as a finalist i

Video Shoot for Quirky Polygamist Campaign

Video Director Garry Morris with Adele Park It seems everyone is on Facebook these days, so I decided that might be a good place to advertise the Quirky Audio Book Series.  Never one to do things the normal way, I came up with a Quirky Polygamist video campaign. Jim Park, Garry Morris, Ned and Mary Cordrey, and Michael Park A team of 11 people came together for one crazy day of filming.  Thanks to Garry's excellent connections, we were able to get Ned Cordrey and his wife, Mary, to do the filming.  Ned is very accomplished in his field, so I was thrilled to have him work on this project. Treyson and Tori Park, Steve Campbell, Kristin Hunt and Jess Henrie Not only did I somehow manage to land a top notch Crew, but our Cast was fantastic as well! This group worked together like a well oiled machine, rolling out one wacky scene after another. We'll be running a new ad every three weeks on Facebook.  You're invited to keep u