Salvaged the Series Review plus Author Interview


Salvaged the Series Review

This series is based on Attie, a young lady who lost her best friend and her mom in a horrible automobile accident. An accident, which changes Attie’s life forever because she feels as though she has no right to live after her mom and best friend, died. In trying to heal after the accident, Attie spends the summer with her friend Melanie’s family in Oklahoma. As you can imagine, Attie’s emotions over what happened are more than she can handle, as she and Melanie’s brother grows closer over the summer, he tries to help her heal from her past.


This is a wonderful series dealing healing through love. I enjoyed the characters, and the sweet romance budding between the two teens. Salvaged is a Christian based film and teaches that the healing comes through faith and love through Jesus. I really like this series, but it is difficult to watch at time because of the sadness in Attie remembering the accident and her mom and friend. 




How did the Salvaged web series come about?
I was working with Director, Paul Morrell on a movie adaptation of my third novel, Collision. We had just completed the screenplay and were about to move in to the next phase, when I told him about an idea I had for Salvaged. I’d always believed that it would make a great teen drama series – either on television, straight to DVD or web streaming. He loved the idea and was interested in doing it. Within days, a friend that I mentioned it to, offered to pay to have a pilot/proof of concept reel developed. Less than a month later, I was in LA holding a casting call. Two weeks later, a cast and crew of 25 were in a rented house, shooting for five days. We decided to take the pilot episode and also release it as a web series so that we could introduce people to the story, characters and our quality of work. We believe that this can only help both the Salvaged and Collision projects.

What is the big goal?
The big picture goal is that a network or distributor would pick up the series. I’ve already written the scripts for eight 45 minute episodes or what could easily be turned in to a mini-series.

Who are you hoping to reach with this series?
Salvaged, the web series is based on my first novel by the same name. It is a young adult Christian fiction novel that was able to transcend the lines of Christian fiction and also move into the secular market. Salvaged was first picked up in the mainstream young adult fiction blogging world and the reviews and ratings landed me on the Reader’s Choice Awards finalist list for Debut Author of 2010. I am hoping that Salvaged will continue to reach out into various audiences and present them with a powerful story that has the ability to impact lives – no matter the way in which they receive it (book, web series, tv show, etc).

When does the series come out?
There are six episodes. The first was released on September 25th. The remaining episodes will release every Wednesday at 8 am (CST) through October 30th.

Where can viewers find the episodes?
Salvaged has it’s own YouTube channel at: The episodes will stay on the Salvaged YouTube channel for viewers to watch far into the future.

Where can we find out more about the series and the book? 

You can also learn more about the series on the official Salvaged web site at You can read an except of the first chapter ofSalvaged, the book, at my web site,, or purchase a copy online or at your local bookstores.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karenpower
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 10:02:21

    Hi Joy,

    Thank for your review and post!


  2. Stefne Miller
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 18:23:40

    Joy –
    Thank you so much for viewing Salvaged, reviewing it and sharing it with your readers. I’m honored and so happy that you enjoyed the series!


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