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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Tucson , Arizona, United States
Introduction Inspired by real life stories of her Finnish-American family who homesteaded on the S. Dakota prairie, Lorna Beall has written several middle-grade novels including, "Model T Biscuits." Her daughter, Jana Segal, critiqued several drafts which inspired her to work with her mother to adapt it into a script that won first place at the Santa Clarita Family Film Festival and Moondance short screenplay competitions. The mother-daughter team eventually hope to produce the movie version. Jana recently finished writing a comedy/fantasy set in modern day Tombstone called, "Behind the OK Corral." Jana produced, wrote, and directed other shorts including, "Desert Angel" about a pioneer couple lost at Christmas. She performed a storytelling version called, "The Christmas Guest." which was included in the Teller of Tales recording. Jana has performed dramatic readings of historical documents at Tombstone Territorial Rendezvous. She also performed humorous true stories at Odyssey Storytelling.
Interests storytelling, acting, singing, screenwriting, playwriting, film critiquing, script doctoring, blogging, Tombstone history, historic sites, ghost towns.
Favorite Movies Sweet Land, The Help, Meek's Cutoff, The Notebook, The Great Debaters, It's a Wonderful Life, Shawshank Redemption, The Help, Shindler's List, The Secret Life of Bees, Pleasantville, The Piano, The Color Purple, Fried Green Tomatoes, Me and Orson Wells, The King's Speech, To Kill a Mockingbird, Remember the Titans, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Norma Ray, Dances with Wolves, Get Low, Places in the Heart, Frontier House, Pioneer Quest, Cross Creek, The Wilderness Family
Favorite Books Nantan - The Life and Times of John P. Clum: Volume 1: Claverack to Tombstone 1851-1882, Doc Holliday by Gary Roberts, Wyatt Earp by Casey Tefertiller, Rose Callahan by Patricia Berringten, Nellie Cashman:Frontier Angel by Ron Fischer, The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp by Bob Boze Bell, Bachelor Bess by Elizabeth Corey, These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner, My Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm, Everyday Life in the West by Candy Moulton.