Novel Pitch: The Lazarus Succession, by Ken Fry

Title: The Lazarus Succession

Written by: Ken Fry

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Religious Mystery, Religious Fiction, Christian Fantasy, Historical Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Logline: A dying condesa’s last hope. A disgraced judges’ chance for redemption. A secret that reverberated but remained hidden for centuries… until now. Brody Ladro and Ulla Stuart discover a legacy that changes their lives forever. Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.

Amazon Bestselling Author
http://www.booksbykenfry.com

Get to know the writer: 
WHAT IS YOUR STORY ABOUT?

It concerns the original painting of the raising of Lazarus by an
artist who witnessed the event and is commanded by Christ to
paint what he saw. The painting then disappears and is found in
later centuries. It falls into the hands of another artist whereupon it disintegrates and the artist paints his own version. This pattern repeats itself up until the present day. Each painting has the ability to heal.

A crooked ex-Judge hears of the painting’s miraculous powers and
is hired by a terminally ill Spanish noblewoman to attempt to locate it. He hires in turn, two researchers to aid him in its recovery. He has every intention of defrauding her and to make vast sums of money from its discovery.

Broderick Ladro and his partner, Ulla Stuart, his researchers
attempt to prevent him. A battle between them ensues with
remarkable events occurring before the true nature of the painting is revealed.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW THE STORY?

Most people know of the story of Lazarus being raised from the
dead. This story, in the light of that event could indeed be credible.

It is an exciting and adventurous interpretation of what could have been. Many think so, I guess. It has been the #1 religious mystery bestseller on Amazon UK for the last 4 months.

THE STORY HAS A LOT GOING FOR IT. HOW WOULD YOU
DESCRIBE IT IN TWO WORDS?

Miraculous action.

WHAT MOVIE HAVE YOU SEEN MOST IN YOUR LIFE?

‘2001 A Space Odyssey.’

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON THIS STORY?

About four months

HOW MANY STORIES HAVE YOU WRITTEN?

Nine

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WRITE THIS STORY?

It has always been a fascinating story and with my interest in art I saw the possibility of an interesting storyline.

WHAT ELSE AM I PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Equal education and opportunities for girls and women throughout
the world, in particular, Africa and the Middle East.

ANY ADVICE OR TIPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO 
OTHER WRITERS?

Yes, write with your heart, it never lies, unlike the intellect at times.

Video Pitch: Ghost In The Porcelain, by Melissa R. Mendelson (NOVEL)

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your story about?
We always look at porcelain dolls with either admiration or apprehension, and sometimes, we let our minds wander as to what might lie beneath the porcelain.  One family will discover that answer, and in doing so, they may release an ancient evil, something so dark that it might consume them all.  And unfortunately, this may be only the beginning.
2. Why should people know this story?

The Twilight Zone used to captivate us with its bizarre and frightening stories, stories that still haunt us today, and stories that still make us crave to be both thrilled and chilled with ideas and things as simple as a porcelain doll.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story 
in two words?

Hauntingly Frightening

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I have seen many movies since I was a child, and I have many favorites.  And one my favorites is Cat’s Eye especially the third story.  The cat knew the little girl was in danger, and she knew it too.  But nobody believed her, and who would think that a stray cat was the girl’s only chance for survival?  Still, the monster remained, hidden deep within the walls and waiting to steal her breath away.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

I started working on this story back in October of 2017.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written numerous short stories, and recently,  a lot of my Horror short stories have been published by Sirens Call Publications.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

Back in 2015, I wrote the novella, Porcelain, and I’ve always played with the idea of making it into a series.  But in many ways, Porcelain failed, so I am taking the story back to the beginning when the porcelain doll first arrives in town and with the horror and heartbreak that is left in its wake.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Even if a story fails, don’t give up on it.  Try to write a spin-off or prequel and see where it takes you.

Video Pitch: Trouble, by Kathryn L. Scurry (Novel)

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your story about ?
Love and how it can sometimes drive people to do the unforgettable.
2. Why should people know this story?
Because the lesson can save someone’s life.
3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words? 
Lesson learned
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Friday
5. How long have you been working on this story? 
6 months
6. How many stories have you written?
3
7. What motivated you to write this story?
Life lessons
8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My music. I’m also a Indie recording artist.
9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never change or give up on your dream !!!

NOVEL: THE EIGHTH PRISONER, by Peter Stevens and Ian Honeysett

ACTORTitle: THE EIGHTH PRISONER

Written by: Peter Stevens and Ian Honeysett

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, History

Logline: Paris, 1789. A desperate man stalks his faithless wife, but all he achieves is getting his own throat cut. This is the first of a series of murders as Paris explodes into the French Revolution.





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NOVEL: Ghost In The Porcelain, by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORTitle: Ghost In The Porcelain

Written by: Melissa R. Mendelson

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Horror

Logline: His world was turning upside-down, but he tried to do the right thing. But his heroic act would free an ancient curse that would cost him everything.





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NOVEL: Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle, by Michael Scott Garvin

ACTORTitle: Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle

Written by: Michael Scott Garvin

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Comedy/Satire

Logline: Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bused to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother’s cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.

From the best-selling author of A Faithful Son, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint.

Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don’t let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.

http://www.michaelscottgarvinbooks.com/





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NOVEL: Half Past Monday, by M. Erpenbeck

ACTORTitle: Half Past Monday

Written by: M. Erpenbeck

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Legal Thriller

Logline: Half Past Monday is a legal thriller ​about a well-meaning doctor ​who ​​reversed the chain of events preceding his only child’s murder, and in the process unwittingly places his entire family’s future at risk.





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