Interview With Johnny Greenlaw

Posted in Literary Fiction on October 1, 2016 by Karynne Summars

The Empty Handed Painter. A film about art fraud currently in pre-production.

Movie Reviews 101

We got a chance to speak to Johnny Greenlaw the writer, director, producer and star of the hugely entertaining award winning comedy drama Mommy’s Box. We would like to thank Johnny for taking time to answer these questions.

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Q. Mommy’s Box gets released on September 30th, in theatres and digital how excited are you to see your film get a released?

We are thrilled. It’s been a long, hard fought road to get to this point. Both our cast and crew gave everything to this project, so I could not be happier to share this we them all.mommy

Q. Being involved in every aspect of a film how did you find handling each part of the film?

I felt  as an actor I was ready for this. I had just done four plays the year before and felt really strong from an acting stand point. And…

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Anxiety: It will crush you, but it won’t control you.

Posted in Literary Fiction on September 26, 2016 by Karynne Summars

A Piece of My Mind

As I begin to think of my first sentence, my thoughts are spiraling out of control. “Don’t be weird..don’t be boring..but make sure you make sense.

It almost feels like there’s a tug of war going on in my head, pulling with all of one’s strength on both sides of the rope. When this happens, my back tends to become very tense and now I start to get stressed out.

The knots in my back make me feel every sensation. I start to feel my heart race and my body shake. One thought leads to another, and eventually I begin to think I am dying. If I am by myself and I feel alone, I think of every disease I may have. And that’s where my brain starts overflowing. I am now at the point where I can’t stop these thoughts no matter how much I tell myself…

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Naval Ravikant on habits, present state awareness and light reading

Posted in Literary Fiction on February 6, 2016 by Karynne Summars

“HOTTER THAN THAT”! (on January 15 – 16, 2016)

Posted in Literary Fiction on January 7, 2016 by Karynne Summars

Some Like It Hot !


It’s getting colder, which is both appropriate and reassuring because it is January.  But if the descending temperatures oppress you, here’s a wonderful chance to become HOTTER THAN THAT in the New York winter.  I don’t refer to new down parkas or thermoses full of the preferred hot dram . . . but to the New York Hot Jazz Festival. . . . the continuing creation of the indefatigable Michael Katsobashvili:

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Here’s the Facebook event page.  And the Festival’s website.

Details?  How about a schedule of artists and times.  (And there are seats — first come, first served, as well as room to dance.)

FRIDAY (doors at 5:45 pm)

6:20 – Tom McDermott (New Orleans piano explorer)

7:20 – Bumper Jacksons

8:40 – Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road with Hilary Gardner

10:00 – Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars with Kat Edmonson

11:20 – Mike Davis’…

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Preview…Pangea Jazz Fest 2015

Posted in Literary Fiction on October 29, 2015 by Karynne Summars

The Rhythm of Study

Before the first jazz records were recorded in 1917, New Orleans musicians were part of a culturally diverse scene, a conglomeration of African American, European, Creole, Afro-Caribbean, Mexican, Brazilian, and many other cultures, religions, and genres. And with ears open to them all, these proto- and early jazz musicians incorporated elements of each in their performances whether they were playing “ragtime,” “vaudeville,” “the Spanish tinge,” “novelty music,” “rumba foxtrot,” “jazz,” or whatever else they may have called it.

After that first jazz record was released, it—and this musical genre newly coined, but historically rooted in many cultures—traveled the world widely and rapidly, inspiring musicians in Australia, Germany, the Philipines, and many other locales to adopt and adapt this music, cutting jazz records within just a few years of jazz’s emergence in the United States. In short, jazz has been an international phenomenon not just since its early days, but even before…

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Clint Eastwood Set To Direct Biopic On Hudson River Pilot Hero ‘Sully’ Sullenberger

Posted in Literary Fiction on June 2, 2015 by Karynne Summars

Clint Eastwood will do a great job with that film and the heroic pilot will hopefully finally be rewarded.


Clint Eastwood will helm Warner Bros. Pictures’ as-yet-untitled drama about the life of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an American hero when, in 2009, he landed his disabled jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of everyone aboard — passenger and crew, which numbered 155 people. Eastwood last directed American Sniper, a biopic about another American hero, Navy Seal sharpshooter Chris Kyle. That film grossed $543.4M worldwide.

It’s not clear who would play Sullenberger. Will Eastwood step into that role himself? Only time will tell, however, he apparently has no plans to at the moment.

ChesleySullenbergerInter200Eastwood will direct the new biopic from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, which was based on the book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

The film will be produced by Eastwood and Tim Moore, for Malpaso; Frank Marshall (Kennedy/Marshall) and Allyn Stewart, for Flashlight Films…

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The Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Request And Talk Show

Posted in Art, Award winning books, Empowerment, Entertainment with tags , , , , on April 27, 2015 by Karynne Summars

I had the great pleasure to be a guest on the Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Show on April 17, 2015, to talk about my psychological thriller novels Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro as well as my upcoming image and personal development book entitled Your Image Determines Your Success: Become An Amazing Person Everybody Wants To Know And Keep In Their Life.


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Teddy is an entertaining and gracious host. During the show he played hits spanning over 65 years. You can listen to a replay of the 2-hour show here:

Also on hand for interviews were artist, designer and CEO of PopImpressKA Journal, Olga Papkovitch as well as Rapper & Hip Hop artist Manny introducing his CD Music 4DA Streets and Brad Willinger talking Rock history.

To listen to Teddy’s show live tune in EVERY MONDAY NITE 8:00PM -9:00PM and Rebroadcast @ 2:00 at

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Be sure to also visit and like the Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Request Show Facebook Fan Page: for photos and posts of his shows and his guests. You never know whom you might see there.

For more details and photos about the show, please visit the PopImpressKA Journal blog by clicking the following link:

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Thank you again for having me on your show, Teddy Smith. You rock!

Karynne Summars

Author/Writer/Executive Producer of Disturbed (2015)