48 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • JUNE 8, 2017 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM buzz Whitestone resident pens memoir about love, abuse and dreams around Queens BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI firstname.lastname@example.org @smont76 A longtime Whitestone resident put her life to paper, and is now a published author. Kelly Anne Sulkow, a 41-year-old insurance agent, said her 58-page memoir “Lost in a Dream,” published with Dorrance Publishing, took her about a year to write. Organized in chronological order, the book consists Astoria movie theater to off er $1 tickets for children’s movie screenings all summer long BY ANGELA MATUA email@example.com / @AngelaMatua One Astoria movie theater will allow movie lovers a ride on the Summer Movie Express as they sell $1 movie tickets to children’s movies from July to August. UA Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14, located at 35-30 38th St., will screen 18 movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a portion of proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute. Th e organization funds medical research of cardiopulmonary diseases and purchases neonatal ventilator equipment for amedical facilities across the country. Th e Summer Movie Express Initiative begins on July 4 and July 5 with screenings of “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.” On the following Tuesday and Wednesday, UA Kaufman will screen “Trolls” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.” Other movies include “Rio 2,” “Th e Secret Life of Pets,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Happy Feet Two,” “Th e Spongebob Movie” and more. Th e initiative will end on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 with screenings of “Storks” and “Th e Lego Batman Movie.” All movies will start at 10 a.m. Photo via YouTube/DreamWorksTV UA Astoria Kaufman Stadium will screen $1 movies all summer. of personal journal entries written during a set of major encounters and experiences from her childhood through adult life. “It talks about love, abuse and apparently how I just meet the wrong men,” Sulkow said. Sulkow moved to Whitestone from Elmont at age 17, the new author explained. Since childhood, Sulkow has had precognition dreams, or dreams of events before they would happen or of people before she met them. Th e book, as the title hints, centers around many of these experiences. “I never planned to be an author,” Sulkow continued. “But when I started writing about my experiences, I showed couple of my friends and they said, ‘Hey, this is pretty good,’ … and I went for it.” Th e book follows many of the unique connections, friendships and memories Sulkow made in the borough and is set in familiar locations, including the bar scene of Bell Boulevard, the Whitestone Shopping Center and LaGuardia Airport. “Queens is defi nitely one of the biggest melting pots I know of,” Sulkow said. “Every nationality you can think of, we encounter.” Sulkow said she hopes that if readers take away one lesson from her memoir, it’s to never give up. “Th e purpose is, you just have to keep going,” Sulkow said. “You’re gonna go through heartache, but you have to let things go and fi nd a way to move on.” Sulkow’s book can be purchased by Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS visiting dorrancebookstore.com.
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