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BETTY JO'S BOOKS
​CINEMA STANZAS: RHYMING ABOUT MOVIES showcases film poems incorporated into the author's reviews of various movies ranging from big blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant to small independent films such as The Lives of Hamilton Fish, In the Dark and With Child. Genres represented in Cinema Stanzas include: drama, comedy, horror, mystery, musicals, thrillers, romance, sci-fi and action. Some rhymes in this book are a bit harsh, but no poets were harmed physically during its creation. Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies is meant to be a fun resource for fans of both movies and poetry.



At last, a life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out. CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT chronicles Betty Jo's love affair with film from the 1930s through the beginning of the new millennium. Complete with a section featuring entertaining film reviews and revealing celebrity interviews, this humorous memoir is a must-read for movie fans! 







In SUSAN SARANDON:  A TRUE MAVERICK, Betty Jo Tucker answers the most pertinent questions about Sarandon's life and career in an analysis of her achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films. 







THE REEL DEAL:  WRITING ABOUT MOVIES - is designed for people who want to learn various techniques for writing movie reviews as well as for interviewing actors, directors, screenwriters and other film personnel. Six lessons from Betty Jo Tucker’s online course for the LSS School of Writing  are included in this E-Book version. In addition, those who purchase this E-Book from Long Story Short, Inc. will receive a free paperback copy of the author’s book, CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT. 





In IT HAD TO BE US, Harry and Elizabeth share their passions and feelings about poignant events that brought them back together. Filled with emotion, suspense, humor, and a surprising Las Vegas adventure, this heartfelt true story proves genuine love can survive any of life's journeys.