Along with Daniel Landberg, Brooke Bishop is a Founding Author of How Love Lasts, Brooke is a writer, director, producer, and filmmaker. As the co-founding Artistic Director of Santa Monica’s CityShakes, Brooke has recently adapted and directed 90-minute ensemble productions of The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night. The feature film adaptation of Macbeth she directed – titled Innocent Sleep – will premiere this fall. She… Read More


Along with Brooke Bishop, Daniel Landberg is a Founding Author of How Love Lasts, Daniel is a producer, composer, writer, and all-around maker. He has written and performed pop-rock scores for CityShakes’ productions of The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Daniel is a self-taught musician, and has been singing, playing guitar, and writing songs since he was a tween. He has also played with multiple bands and as a solo artist… Read More


Chris Anne and Jason are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Jason and Chris Anne met in 2000 while in their early 20’s. Chris Anne says she knew right away that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Jason: “Like, ‘you’re the one. You. Are. It. And I love you,’ and my claws went in, and that was it.” Though Jason… Read More


Mindy and Bobby are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles! Before I begin, I want to say that I could have published this interview in its entirety. The transcript reads like a script: it is full of detailed anecdotes, simple wisdom, and sparkling humor. This story almost sounds too scripted to be true. I can assure you, however, that every word of this story is true. I’ve tried… Read More


Dale and Joe are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Dale (50) and Joe (45) have been together for 20 years. Joe is a corporate consultant and Dale teaches middle school choral music and music theatre. Despite their differences, I could tell at first meeting that these two have been together a long time: they both say “you know” a lot, and have the same exuberant laugh. According… Read More


Allan and Stephanie are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! Allan (53) and Stephanie (47) Herpin are meant to be. They believe in fate, and they believe they were destined for each other. They felt a spark immediately at their chance meeting at a night club in Houston, TX on May 21st, 1980. Stephanie says, “He asked me to marry him the very first night, [laughing] which scared me. That’s… Read More


Jan and Marsha are a featured couple in How Love Lasts – The Play. See their story live in Los Angeles this fall! While scheduling our first round of interviews we received the following message: From: Janet Harris Subject: Interview I work in Phoenix and would like to interview for your book. My stories revolve around loving someone after they have died. I am 54, graduated from Smith in 2013.   We didn’t know how to respond.… Read More