The Movie Queen
By Emily W. Skinner
A loving and humorous coming-of-age tale of being raised by The Movie Queen.
Everly Knight never caught on to the New Math or many other school subjects during her family’s frequent moves. She was, however, up to date on Elizabeth Taylor’s romances, classic horror film monsters, and the lack of realistic women on the big screen. She reasoned her father, Frank Knight, must have been a real knight-in-shining-armor to win her mother Rose’s prudent heart the moment he strolled past her jewelry counter at their mutual retail employer. In time they would marry and be promoted—Frank touring the southeast as part of his regional credit management roadshow, and Rose raising their growing family on faith and film. Well, mostly Hollywood gossip magazines and new theatrical releases, but it was a miracle, Everly would attest, that a lady with a cab full of kids and purse full of coins could afford their weekly box office fix.