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Guest interview on Becoming Your Greatest Possible Self with Chris Burns
american Red Cross feature article
I had the incredible privilege of sitting down with American Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer Dave Wagner a few weeks ago as he interviewed me about my involvement with the Red Cross. We had an incredible chat that ranged from my current volunteer work with the Red Cross to what I am working on writing wise today. Thank you Dave and your team for putting together this magnificent piece—you may find the link to the full article below.
an original screenplay, "happy at you"
I am happy to announce the completion of my newest project, an original screenplay, "Happy at You." This script is based off of the original story of Luc and I in MoonFlower and took my co-author Chris Varonos and I over a year and a half to create. Getting the chance to spend time with each of these beloved characters again was a dream come true and I am looking forward to watching this all unfold on the big screen. Continue to check back for more information as we continue to move forward with "Happy at You" and much more!
Fox 11 woolsey fire one year anniversary Feature
"Ever since former UC Santa Barbara basketball player JD Slajchert lost his family home in the Woolsey Fire he's been giving back. Giving back to his community, his friends and family and now giving back to other victims of devastating events. Slajchert has turned his loss into a message of healing. Traveling across California as an American Red Cross Ambassador. Visiting the site of fires and other disasters speaking to the people who are dealing with what he’s already been through. JD joined FOX 11 to talk about the one-year anniversary of the Woolsey Fire and what he’s been up to since."
~ Joe Buttitta Fox 11 News
~ Joe Buttitta Fox 11 News
Boys Team Charity Keynote speech
On October 20th, 2019, JD Slajchert celebrated his 25th birthday by delivering a Keynote Speech to the members of Boys Team Charity: Conejo Valley League. In this presentation he recalls significant memories with Luc Bodden, the publication of his first book and much more. Walking us through this journey, Slajchert's through line is the simple idea that our inevitable misfortunes in life can eventually become the catalysts for rapid growth in the pursuit of our dreams.
Moonflower charity edition
On August 12th, 2019, the MoonFlower Charity Edition was ranked by Amazon as the #1 newest release available for medical books in the world. An honor that only the top 5 books in any genre are awarded each year. All of the profits raised from the MoonFlower Charity Edition will be donated to The LucStrong Foundation in the hopes of finding an affordable cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this incredible milestone and click the link below to purchase your copy today!