Secrets Crime NOVEL: SECRET KEEPERS AND SKINNY SHADOWS, by Mary A. Russell

ACTORTitle: Secret Keepers and Skinny Shadows

Written by: Mary A Russell

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Crime

Logline: How far will some people will go to forget and protect a tragic secret, even when its only remains linger in the haunting memories of the distant past?

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Video Pitch: A DANGEROUS LOVE AFFAIR, by Colin Guest (Novel)

Title: A Dangerous Love Affair

Written by: Colin Guest

Logline: A budding author falls in love with a famous and attractive best – selling author, they enjoy sizzling sex, but have no idea of the desperate lengths her ex-lover will go to put an end to their romance.

Genre: Romance

Type: Novel

Video Pitch: DOC’S CODICIL, by Gary F. Jones

Title: Doc’s Codicil

Written by: Gary F Jones

Type: Novel

Genre: Comic Mystery, Family

Logline: When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will – “Take Doofus squirrel-fishing” – and they can only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, and searching through Doc’s correspondence.

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Novel: Jumbled Pieces Autism, by Jordan Keller

ACTORTitle: Jumbled Pieces Autism

Written by: Jordan Keller

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Biography

Logline: At 12 years old Jordan has written his first book about his life with autism. Jordan explains his struggles and accomishments since his diagnosis at 4 months old.





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Novel Video Pitch: Be Silent, by Danie Botha

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Be Silent is about three young teenagers in 1964 Zambia who stumble upon two hidden AK-47s, are kidnapped by the owner of the guns, with a resulting rescue mission, which, over the course of a single night and morning, becomes more violent and out-of-control.

Why should people know this story?

History can be told with great effect through storytelling. This story will give readers a better understanding of the turmoil, due to colonialism and ethnic conflict, that took place in Southern Africa during the second half of the 20th century. It will give readers a small peek into a part of Africa, and in the process, help them understand the world they live in better—but through storytelling.

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

AFRICA. ADVENTURE.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

There are three: all seen x 4 times
4.1 The Holiday – Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet
4.2 A Good Year – Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard
4.3 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Matthew Broderick

How long have you been working on this story?

A little under two years

How many stories have you written?

Stories that I have written: FIVE. Busy with # 6.
Published: TWO (Be Silent, Be Good)
To be published in Summer 2017: # 3

What motivated you to write this story?

I grew up in Zambia and southern Africa. Wanted to let readers experience/taste a small piece of Africa, without having to travel there. And, tell the story by combining the elements of history, with generous helpings of action and adventure.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a physician. An anesthesiologist—with a focus on preoperative optimization.
Reading.
Drawing.
Fitness—lifelong fitness and positive aging. (Cycling, power walking, gym, bodybuilding, cross country skiing)
I’m a husband, father, and grandfather. (Another fulltime job!)
Advocacy—spreading awareness about the impact of abuse, with a focus on workplace abuse, and possible solutions

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

9.1 Giving up is not an option. It is hard work. DO.NOT.GIVE.UP.
9.2 Write regularly—if possible, every day. Discipline is required.
9.3 Read. Read. Read. (Read with focus, with intent. Don’t “steal” their words, but learn from each book you read.) Read wide—outside your genre. Fiction as well as non-fiction.
9.4 Don’t isolate yourself. Network. Online, in person. Writer’s group, etc.
9.5 Attend a workshop(s) and/or writer’s conferences. If possible – once a year.
9.6 You need a website. Learn about marketing. Choose one or two social media forums. Don’t waste time on them. Build your email list.
9.7 Indie-publishing doesn’t mean you’re a failure as a writer. Many traditionally published authors follow hybrid models—do both.
9.8 Reach out—give. (Not talking about money.)
9.9 Never give up!

Novel Video Pitch: Darkness Dreams, by Melissa R. Mendelson

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Darkness Dreams is a mysterious, dark ride, where one awakes in the past and realizes that they are trapped there, but they hear a voice trying to pull them back into the present. The only problem is that something bad happened to them in the present, and pieces of that moment are finding their way back into the past. And it’s a race against time between them escaping the past and fighting the darkness that is closing in.

Why should people know this story?

This past week, I was working with someone, who at every chance was reaching back for their James Patterson book because they were so enthralled with the story that they needed to return to it, and my father, who just bought another David Baldacci book on audio, kept looking for every chance to jump into his car to return to that story. And it is that pull that I am looking for myself to create, wanting my readers to connect to my characters and wonder and worry about what fate awaits them.

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

No Assumptions

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I have seen A LOT of movies in my life because if I’m not reading, I’m watching movies, and one of my favorites is the movie, Stay. You think you know what’s going on, but then reality blends into fiction, taking you on a wild ride right until the end. This was the movie, where I knew that Ryan Gosling was going to be a great actor.

How long have you been working on this story?

I have drafted out this novel, and I am just starting the first few chapters.

How many stories have you written?

I have lost count of how many short stories I have written and had published by e-zines like Gadfly Online and Antarctica Journal News, and I have written at least four novellas. Novels are something new for me, and I had just finished writing my first one, Lizardian. Darkness Dreams will be my second novel.

What motivated you to write this story?

I love writing Horror and Science-Fiction, but this story will be different. It will be dark and mysterious, but it will also be dramatic, which is a new genre for me.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

When I’m not writing, I am driving around the countryside, taking photographs. I love taking pictures of the scenery and of old things, and I post a lot of it on Fine Art America.

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

Don’t limit yourself to one thing. If you’re a writer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be a photographer. If you’re a singer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be a poet. We can be anything and everything that we want to be.