12/23/2010 03:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Happy New Year!

Timing is everything...

As I am wishing my friends, family, readers and fans a happy New Year, I am also so pleased that a wonderful film of the same name is in post production. In "Happy New Year," I am the proud mother of a Marine. As art so often imitates life, I am also a proud mother of a Marine in real life. Luckily for me, my real-life son returned home from Iraq safe and sound, although my film son returns, badly wounded, to the post-traumatic stress disorder ward in a VA hospital.

Here's a clip for you to see:

I hope that this New Year, we will all remember those courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us, those recovering from their wounds, of all kinds, and the family and friends who love and support them.

Let's make 2011 a wonderful, happy and peaceful New Year!