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Chris Enss's book, ENTERTAINING WOMEN, is a  Western Spur Award Finalist

Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West by best selling author Chris Enss is among more than two dozen books recognized by Western Writers of America as a finalist for the 2017 Spur Award. Entertaining Women is a finalist in the category of Juvenile Nonfiction. Spur Awards are literary prizes awarded annually by the Western Writers of America. The purpose of the Spur Awards is to honor writers for distinguished writing about the American West. Enss’s book Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West tells the stories of the most popular female entertainers of the mid- and late 1800s who performed in boomtowns across the frontier. Entertaining Women will be honored at Western Writers of America’s upcoming convention in Kansas City, Missouri, June 21-24.

For more information about the book Entertaining Women:Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West visit:


 www.chrisenss.com


March 2017











Another NY Times Bestseller  book by Chris Enss


Chris Enss' non-fiction book, THE DOCTOR WORE PETTICOATS: WOMEN PHYSICIANS OF THE OLD WEST, has already reached the NY Times Bestseller list. "No Women Need Apply."  These four discouraging words of admonition often greeted female physicians looking for jobs in the frontier-era West.  Despite the dire need for medical help, it seemed most trappers, miners and emigrants would rather suffer and die than be treated by a female doctor.  Nevertheless dozens of highly trained women headed West.  This latest book by Chris has been published by Rowan & Littlefied Publishing Group and is available on Amazon at:


https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Wore-Petticoats-Women-Physicians/dp/076273566X

 


December 2016


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A new thriller in the Gil Malloy Series of books, BLONDE ICE, by Dick Belsky 


Blonde Ice, the fourth novel in the bestselling Gil Malloy Series of books written by Dick Belsky, starting with the highly-acclaimed The Kennedy Connection, has just been released by Atria Press to rave reviews: 


“Insightful and genuinely interesting characters, gritty atmospherics, and a wry sense of humor power the plot, which is filled with enough bombshell twists to keep readers guessing until the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly


“There’s tension, turmoil, and drama on every page.  Belsky has a masterful talent for wordplay, one that holds you tight until all is revealed.  Blonde Ice is an intelligent and delectable treat for the mind.” (Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author)

“Blonde Ice is white-hot.  Even better than its title is Dick Belsky’s thriller itself.  Read it and . . . burn, baby, burn!” (Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter for "Basic Instinct" and New York Times bestselling author)



Son of Sam. Ted Bundy. The Boston Strangler. All of these infamous serial killers who made front page news shared a common trait—they were men who killed women for a sexual thrill. But now Gil Malloy—ace reporter for the New York Daily News—is on the trail of a different kind of serial killer who breaks all of the rules. Dubbed “Blonde Ice” by the media, she’s a sexy blonde who picks up seemingly random men at bars and clubs, has sex with them, and then brutally murders them afterwards.

Malloy—who is already in the middle of a major political story about the election of the next New York City mayor—finds himself drawn to the case by secrets from his past. As he digs deeper, he begins to suspect that there could be some kind of link between the mayoral race and the emergence of the Blonde Ice killings.

As the body count and the political stakes continue to rise, Malloy soon realizes he’s covering what could be the biggest story of his career. All he has to do is live through it



Blonde Ice is available at your local bookstore and on Amazon at:



https://www.amazon.com/Blonde-Ice-Gil-Malloy-Novel/dp/1501129783/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477510054&sr=1-1&keywords=BLONDE+ICE



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MA BARKER, a new book by Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss


Best-selling authors, Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss have written another engrossing book about "the family that slays together, stays together."  Ma Barker: America’s Most Wanted Mother  tells the story of the Gangster Era criminals whose mother literally let them get away with murder. Ma Barker is unique in criminal history. Although she was involved in numerous illegal activities for more than twenty years she was never arrested, fingerprinted, or photographed perpetrating a crime. Yet Ma controlled two dozen gang members who did exactly as she told them.


The book will be available on Amazon as of October 5th.  


https://www.amazon.com/Ma-Barker-Americas-Wanted-Mother/dp/0762796316/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475622193&sr=1-




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ROB GILMER writes and produces, WEDDING BELLS, for  Hallmark


In June, love and weddings abound.  Rob Gilmer has written and produced a delightful romantic comedy about two people with commitments issues who are asked to be best man and maid of honor at their friends' wedding. With nothing much in common, they didn't expect to find the romance of a life time. The movie premiers on June 4th.



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Chris Enss' latest book is now available


Soldier, Sister, Spy, Scout: Women Soldiers and Patriots on the Western Frontier, a new book by New York Times Bestselling author Chris Enss, is now available at your local bookstore and on Amazon.  It tells the story of twelve brave women-Buffalo Soldiers, scouts, interpreters, nurses, and others-who served their country on the early frontier. These heroic women displayed a depth of courage and physical bravery not found in many men of the time. Their remarkable commitment and willingness to throw off the constraints of nineteenth-century conventions helped build the west for generations to come.


http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Sister-Spy-Scout-Soldiers/dp/149302339X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461191453&sr=1-1&keywords=chris+enss



April 2016


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STOREFRONT by Rob Tobin goes before the cameras


Independent feature film, STOREFRONT, written by client Rob Tobin starts principal photography on Monday, January 25th. STOREFRONT is a suspenseful drama about a gunman who enters a one-person travel agency and tells the owner to convince the next female client to agree to marry him or else the gunman will kill them both. Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner, Sally Kirkland, stars with Jason London (DAZED AND CONFUSED, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS) and Emily O'Brien (PERNICIOUS and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS). Michael S. Feinstein who wrote, directed and produced PASSPORT TO HOLLYWOOD is directing and producing.  Rob Tobin has had another feature film produced, DAM 999, in India, and won many screenwriting competitions including the Telluride Indiefest, Wildsound and  multiples with the Action on Film Festival. 



January 2016  


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John Kelley's original screenplay, TEAR US APART starts production 


Client, John Kelley, wrote TEAR US APART, an original feature film screenplay,  which has begun production in Gravenhurst, Canada.  The film is about a young couple who is taken to a cottage in the woods for extreme counseling following the death of their daughter where they struggle to identify what's real and what is a figment of their mental recovery.  The director, Devin Clarke, has previously worked on the shows Camelot and Degrassi.  The film stars Elma Begovic, who recently starred in Bite. 


November 2015

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NY Time's Best Selling Author, Chris Enss, has a new book out this month

A new book by client and NY Times Bestselling author, Chris Enss, Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West shines a spotlight on the women performers who traveled across the wild frontier. Many of the most popular women entertainers of the mid-and-late 1800s performed in the boomtowns that dotted the West, drawn by the same desire for riches that took miners and merchants there, and bringing a variety of talents and programs. Though they were sometimes literally showered with gold, their personal lives were often marked by tragedy and unhappiness.

The stories contained in Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West reveal the entertaining side, but also some of the hardships of the American West.


Read an excerpt from Entertaining Women – Jeanne Eagels, The Screen Siren



October 2015


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SHOOTING FOR THE STARS, R.G. Belsky's third book in Gil Malloy series is out


Three decades ago, legendary movie star, Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan who then killed himself.  The police ruled it a murder-suicide. But now newspaper reporter Gil Malloy has uncovered shocking, long-buried secrets about her murder and a series of other celebrity deaths.  And, more people are dying!  Before he can solve the current crimes, Gil must find out what really happened to Laura Marlowe all those years ago.  


SHOOTING FOR THE STARS, published by Atria Press (a division of Simon & Schuster) is a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed THE KENNEDY CONNECTION, the first book in the Gil Malloy suspense thriller series.  Publishers Weekly called SHOOTING FOR THE STARS a "smart, juicy sequel...Belsky keeps this highly satisfying mystery zipping along right up to the final twist.



  Shooting for the Stars: A Gil Malloy Novel (The Gil Malloy Series)



The book is available on Amazon at: 


http://www.amazon.com/Shooting-Stars-Gil-Malloy-Novel/dp/1476762368/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441325025&sr=8-1&keywords=shooting+for+the+stars+belsky



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Liz Spear gets her second feature film writing assignment


Client Liz Spear has been hired to do revisions on THE SPIRITUALIST, a horror feature film script  to be directed by producer/director Carl Medland and Discovery Films (UK).   This is the second feature film  project Carl has brought Liz to work on with him, the first being the true-crime thriller, ROSE.  


April 2015


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Elizabeth Revill (aka Liz Spear) has her latest book, THUNDER IN THE SUN, published


Client Liz Spear (aka Elizabeth Revill) has her twelfth book published.  THUNDER IN THE SUN is the fourth book she has written in the continuing Lewellyn family saga commissioned by Belvedere Publishing (England).  


Heroine Carrie is in her new role of District Nurse and finds that she has far more to deal with than patients recovering from minor ailments. She takes charge of organizing a troop of evacuated children escaping the Blitz in London and finding them safe houses in which to stay. Some are lucky but some are not so fortunate and Carrie is in a race against time.  She is also torn between two lovers, one of which returns to the warfront, and suffers heartache at the tragedies that have befallen her family and best friend Megan.  Will Carrie's indomitable spirit triumph once again?  


Her book is now available on Amazon at: 

 http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Llewellyn-family-saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00VKOAPUK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1429143059&sr=8-5&keywords=THUNDER+IN+THE+SUN



April 2015


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NY Times best-selling author, Chris Enss's latest book is out



Client Chris Enss' newest book, WICKED WOMEN:  NOTORIOUS, MISCHIEVOUS AND WAYWARD LADIES FROM THE OLD WEST has been published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing.  


Meet some of the frontier’s most egregiously badly behaved femalesWICKED WOMEN offers a glimpse into Western women’s experience that’s less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory.



February 2015


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Client  R.G. Belsky's latest thriller novel, THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, is a sequel


High profile murder, corrupt city politicians, serial killers, the press, the police ...  all play a part in the follow-up book to the critically acclaimed THE KENNEDY CONNECTION,  authored by R.G. Belsky and published by Atria (a division of Simon & Schuster).    Still plagued from the fallout of the "Houston" prostitute scandal, New York Daily News  reporter Gil Malloy finds an opportunity to land a big story and salvage his reputation when a star reporter at the paper is found dead in an abandoned building.  Even with all hands on deck to cover the high-progile case, no one at the paper can make sense of her death.  But Gil's investigative instinct takes over.  Following up on a scoop the dead reporter had inexpicably kept secret, he is led to a peculiar event from decades ago:  the Gallagher fmaily murders.  This page-turner of a novel is available at:



http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Hour-Gil-Malloy-Novella-ebook/dp/B00LD1ORFE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424207750&sr=8-2&keywords=THE+MIDNIGHT+HOUR








               "An engrossing journalistic thriller"  (Kirkus-starred review)
















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PETER, PETER gets optionted to Front Street Productions


Client Jan Smith has had her original romantic comedy, PETER, PETER (aka BETTER HEARTS AND GARDENS) optioned by Front Street Productions, a prominent Canadian production company with numerous TV and feature film credits.  Linda Kent and Jack Grossbart are set to Executive Produce this delightful story about a high-powered, female  tech executive who finds herself attracted to a man obsessed with growing pumpkins.  Of course, nothing is as it seems, and with the help of a pixie-ish, adorable little girl, this disparate couple finds that they have alot more in common than they thought.



December 2014


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Two clients have their original scripts optioned this month


Client Rob Tobin has had his original dramatic screenplay, FREEDOM CAFE, optioned by Pierre LaPointe of Papyrus Pictures with production planned to commence on May 4th of this year.  FREEDOM CAFE is a powerful story of a career soldier ravaged by war who with the help of a military psychiatrist must face his personal demons  and tragic past in order to lead a normal life.  Pierre LaPointe, an established documentary producer, is set to produce and direct.   


Client Liz Spear has optioned her original, female-driven thriller, WEB OF FEAR,  to producer Greg Huge of Huge Pictures.  WEB OF FEAR taps into the dangers of internet communications when a young woman reaches out on the internet to whom she thought was a former mentor of hers only to find she has been communicating with the wrong person and that a killer is now on her tail.  



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Liz Spear (aka Elizabeth Revill) has her eleventh novel, WOULD I LIE TO YOU, published


Client Liz Spear continues to deliver gripping and complex murder mysteries to her publisher, Belvedere Publishing in the U.K.   Her latest book is a sequel to her DCI Allison detective series of books.  Someone wants DCI Allison dead. The Chameleon is the hit man hired for the job and he is on the move. DCI Allison and Sergeant Stringer are frustrated when they arrest the wrong man. The Chameleon is a master of disguise with numerous identities at his disposal. Only two people are able to identify him, Chrissy Stephens and Police Psychic, Holly. Chrissy is enrolled in a witness protection programme but will that save her? Holly has to take her chances. 


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WOULD I LIE TO YOU is available on Amazon.com at: 


http://www.amazon.com/Would-Inspector-Allison-Murder-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00O8H38IC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415394



October 2014


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THE DEATH ROW ALL STARS  book by Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss is just out!


The latest book by clients, Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss, THE DEATH ROW ALL STARS,  has been published by Two Dot Press,  and is now available at your local Barnes & Noble.  It is the true story of the grievous practice in the early 1900's  of  promising death row prison inmates a reprieve as long as they won baseball games. 


It was the golden age of baseball and all over the country teams gathered on town fields in front of throngs of fans to compete for local glory.  In Rawlins, Wyoming, residents lined up for tickets to see slugger Joseph Seng and the rest of the Wyoming Penitentiary Death Row All Stars as they took on all comers in baseball games with considerably more at stake...they were playing for their lives.  


THE DEATH ROW ALL STARS is a fun, wildly dramatic and suspenseful look at the game of baseball and at the thrilling events that unfolded at a prison in the wide-open Wyoming frontier in pursuit of wins on the diamond. 


Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning film producer and author of several published books, and Chris Enss is a NY Times Best Seller author with two dozen published books to her credit.




September 2014


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THE KENNEDY CONNECTION, a new thriller by client, R.G. Belsky


Dick Belsky's newest novel, THE KENNEDY CONNECTION,  has been published  to great reviews by Atria (a division of Simon & Schuster).  It's a bold and entertaining thriller about a discredited newspaper reporter, Gil Malloy, who breaks the story of the link between seemingly unconnected murders--a Kennedy half-dollar found at each of current crime scenes in Manhattan.  At the same time, a man emerges who claims to be the secret son of Lee Harvey Oswald and says he has proof that Oswald was innocent of the JFK killing.  These two tales of suspense fuse into an edge-of-your seat thriller as Malloy races to stop the killer and resurrect his career in the process. 


Dick Belsky, managing editor of news for NBC.com and formerly managing editor for the New York Daily News,  has a commitment to write two sequels to THE KENNEDY CONNECTION.  He is also the author of LOVERBOY, PLAYING DEAD and the JENNY McKAY MYSTERY series of books.


His book and  reviews can be found on Amazon.com at :


www.amazon.com/The-Kennedy-Connection-Malloy.../1476762325



The Kennedy Connection



August 2014


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It's Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel



HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS, a delightful family comedy  written by my clients,  Debbie Majinska and Deanna Talcott, airs on the Hallmark Channel this month with the following air dates: 


                                                                Saturday, July 5th at 10:00pm/9:00 c

                                                                Sunday, July 6th at 4:00pm

                                                                Thursday, July 10th, at 6:00pm


During these hot summer days, you need to think cool thoughts and watch a cool movie.  Enjoy!



July 2014



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LIZ SPEAR (aka Elizabeth Revill) has her tenth novel, THE FORSAKEN AND THE DAMNED, published



This is a poignant, heart-rending tale demonstrating that the power and passion of ture love can conquer extreme adversity.  A harrowing birth to a peasant woman working in the fields of repressive 1920's China sees her discarded female child, Mai Lee, incarcerated in a brutal orphanage until, as a young adolescent, she is tramsported to work in the brothels of Singapore.  There she is befriended and loved by Yuan and a rich benefactor who plan to help her escape to a better life.  Howevr, the city lies in subjugation to the destested Japanese who single out beautiful Maie Lee to become their sex slave.  Can Mai Lee's indomitable spirit help her fight to retain her purity and gain freedom from  a world of wickedness and misery?


This novel is published by Belvedere Publishing in England and is now available on Amazon.com.  


Client Liz Spear is a multi-talented and prolific writer with ten other novels, eight produed plays, several optioned screenplays and a feature film writing assignment, ROSE (which goes into production this summer in the U.K.) to her credit. 


 

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CHRIS ENSS' latest book just made the NY TIMES Best Sellers' List



The Doctor Wore Petticoats has made the New York Times Best Sellers List (#13)

TwoDot, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, is proud to announce that the book The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West has made the New York Times Best Sellers List.

The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West is about the highly trained doctors who headed west and solidified a place for women in the medical field.

Enss has written more than two dozen books on the subject of women of the Old West, many of them for Two Dot/Globe Pequot Press.

Some of the books Chris Enss has written are She Wore A Yellow Ribbon: Women Soldiers and Patriots of the Old West, Pistol Packin Madam: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West, and Gilded Girls: Women Entertainers of the Old West. Her latest title is Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women. You can visit the author online at: www.chrisenss.com.

http://chrisenss.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=91fd5c3b2e1f5d27d2548ce96&id=353e5f8ddf&e=a60547d6f0



February 2014


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JUDY CHAPMAN (aka JUDE CHAPMAN) has three new novels published


Client Judy Chapman adds three new published books to her resume.   This prolific writer of novels and screenplays is a skilled story-teller and provides an entertaining read each and every time.  Her most recent books include:


THE GREEN-EYED DICK is a comedy mystery about a female,  Chicago beat reporter who gets an exclusive to investigate a politico's murder in a house of prostitution.  Armed with brains, brazenness and beauty, she soon is confronted by gun-toting wise guys, uncovers multiple murders, is erroniously arrested for prostitution, finds herself in multiple romantic clinches, survives several car chases and attempts on her life, and in the end is triumphant.  It's a fun, wacky ride!


SWORD OF JUSTICE is an action-adventure mystery with romance that takes place in Richard the Lionheart 's
times when he is about to embark on the Crusade. to the Holy Land.   Richard knights two young brothers, Drake and Stephen,  to join him.  Before he's had a chance to test his manhood, Drake is branded a murderer and outlaw. He must prove his innocense and become the man he wants to be instead of the boy he's been up to now.


TRICK OF THE MIND is a mystery within a mystery that is interwoven with madness, retribution and eroticism. Through a series of events on the day she turns 30, Kendra feels she is losing her mind just as her mother did before her.  Her worst nightmare comes true when she is committed to a psychiatric ward, but she soon discovers that some things are worse than madness.   


These three, along with her previous book, MIDNIGHT WEDDING (see January 2012 below), are available on Amazon.com.  



Also, you can check out Judy's website below:


www.judechapman.com


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HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS airs on the HALLMARK CHANNEL


Clients, Debbie Majinska and Deanna Talcott, have written the delightful, family Christmas comedy, HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS, which premieres on the Hallmark Channel Saturday, December 14th at 8:00pm EST/PST and 7:00pm C.  


Mia ( Hilary Duff) is the loyal and hard-working manager of her small town's Christmas hat shop who is blindsided by her boss when he asks her to train his son, Nick (Antonio Cupo), for the job promotion Mia coveted. Although Nick is a handsome, successful New York business consultant, Mia finds training Nick to be frustrating until Nick takes an interest in her wheel-chair-bound son, Scotty and helps him with a pumpkin carving contest.  However, Nick disappoints Mia and Scotty by not showing up at the contest.  To protect her son from further disappointment, Mia tries to keep Nick out of her and Scotty's fragile life, and Nick must decide if staying in the small town of Wilsonville and eventually taking over his father's busuness is worth giving up the lifestyle he once had in New York.  As Mia tries to get Scotty to return to physical therapy so he can walk again, she realizes that Nick may be the Christmas miracle she has been waiting for. 


If you miss the premiere of this movie, check your local listings or the Hallmark Channel's website for repeat broadcasts.


http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hatsofftochristmas


December 2013


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ROB TOBIN wins screenwirting competition

 

Client, Rob Tobin, won the best screenwriting award from the International Action on Films Screenwriting competition and was nominated for the Best Screenwriter of the Year Award for his script SPRING TRAINING.  Rob has one theatrical screenwriting credit on the movie, DAM 999, which was a big budget production project shot in India and currently has a TV series in pre-production.  See his credits on the IMDB.

 

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DEBBIE MAJINSKA & DEANNA TALCOTT'S original script just sold

 

Clients, Debbie Majinska & Deanna Talcott, have written an original TV movie, HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS,  which has been ordered to production by the Hallmark Channel.  Daniel Paulson is the Executive Producer, and the project is currently in pre-production with an August 12th start date for production in Vancouver.  This fun, family comedy will air this season, so stay tuned for the premiere and air dates.  It's Christmas in July!!!

 

Also, Deanna Talcott is a very successful romance novelist and most of her Harlequin Romance books are available on Amazon.com through the following link:

 

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-author=Deanna%20Talcott&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ADeanna%20Talcott

 

Or, through fictiondb.com on-line at:

 

 http://www.fictiondb.com/author/deanna-talcott~7252.htm

 

 

July 2013

 

 

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Elizabeth Revill's latest novel, SANJUKTA AND THE BOX OF SOULS, is now available

 

Client, Liz Spear (aka as novelist Elizabeth Revill), has just had her ninth novel,  Sanjukta  and  the  Box  of  Souls,   released.   This supernatural fantasy book is published by Belvedere Publishing (UK) and is now available on Amazon and Kindle. 

 

The moment Sanjukta is born during a terrible storm, which also sees the death of her mother, Sanjukta's destiny is sealed. Half Native American Indian, she is given the gifts necessary to fight the demon, Utkena.

Her life becomes a battlefield. Both in the courthouse, where she fights for the rights of her people becoming a lawyer of renown, and in the spirit plane. Here, in this truly dangerous place, she must find the strength to survive heartbreak and evil. With cunning, bravery and the knowledge that true love must find a way to survive in a dark world, she faces her demons...

Sanjukta  and  the  Box  of  Souls draws on ancient Native American traditions while combining them with the glass and steel world of lawyers and money men. Through Sanjukta's eyes we see these two worlds collide and fight for supremacy. Can she find her destiny and have her true love? Can she save her people without turning her back on her life away from her homelands? Will she unite both sides so together humanity can save itself from darkness?

 Cover for 'Sanjukta And The Box Of Souls'

  

 June 2013

 

 

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 Liz Spear completes feature film writing assignment on ROSE

 

Client, Liz Spear (aka as novelist Elizabeth Revill), just completed her first feature film writing assignment on ROSE for Discovery Films (UK).  ROSE is a true crime thriller about the infamous serial killer, Rose West, who murdered ten people, one of which was her daughter, and buried them in her own backyard in Gloucester, England.  Production is scheduled for late July in the UK.

 

 

June 2013

 

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BOULEVARD starring Robin Williams Begins Shooting

 

Longtime writer client, Douglas Soesbe, has had a number of his longform scripts produced for cable and television, and his first theatrical film, BOULEVARD, begins shooting May 23rd in Nashville starring Robin Williams in the lead.  In this beautifully-executed drama about marriage and lies, Williams plays Nolan Mack, a devoted husband in a marriage of convenience until a run-in with a guarded young man forces Nolan to come to terms with his own secrets.

 

 

May 2013    

 

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PROFILE FOR MURDER premieres on Lifetime Channel

 

Clients, Madeline Di Maggio and Marla Young, have written an edge-of-your-seat film,  a female-driven thriller entitled PROFILE FOR MURDER, which premieres on the Lifetime Channel on  Saturday, April 5th at 9:00 pm. This exciting and compelling story deals with a fromer police profiler who is terrorized by an escaped convict she sent to prison and who wants to kill her and her family.  Her only hope is her ability to read into the killer's mind. 

 

 

April  2013

 

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RAINBOWS IN THE CLOUDS - latest published novel by Elizabeth Revill

  

The latest book by client, Elizabeth Revill (aka Liz Spear), has just been released by Mirador Publishing in England. Rainbows  in  the  Clouds is the third book in a trilogy which continues the Llewellyn family saga through the testing and explosive times of WWII.  Heroine Carrie has her life turned upside down when the London Chest Hospital is bombed in the Blitz and her flowering love with Michael is threatened.    The previous books in this trilogy were Whispers  in  the  Wind and Shadows  of  the  Moon.  All the books in this trilogy are currently available on www.amazon.com and Amazon Kindle.

 

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March  2013

 

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BRING COOPER HOME, Candy Fox's latest screenplay,  is a finalist in the

2013 International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

  

Client, Candy Fox, has written a compelling and moving, dramatic screenplay, BRING COOPER HOME, which has become a finalist in the 2013 International Family Film Festival.  Candy, who lives in Vermont, has been invtied to attend the IFFF award ceremony in May at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.  BRING COOPER HOME is the story of a successful orthopedic surgeon who loses her husband in the war in Afghanistan, and when she attempts to get on with her life, she is thwarted by her kids' efforts to find their dad's injured canine partner, a black lab named Cooper, and bring him home in time for Christmas.  Previously, Candy wrote the produced documentary, WISDOM OF THE 80's AND BEYOND, and was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival with another original screenplay entitled QUIVER.

 

 
February  2013
 

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ROBIN WILLIAMS to star in BOULEVARD written by Douglas Soesbe 

 

Robin Williams will star in BOULEVARD written by my client, Douglas Soesbe.  Pre-production on this dramatic feature film has commenced and will shoot this May with director Dito Montiel (EMPIRE STATE and  A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS) at the helm.   Robin Williams will play a man devoted to his wife in a marriage of convenience who has a run-in with a guarded young man who causes him to come to terms with his own secrets. Douglas Soesbe also wrote the recent cable film, LOOK AGAIN, starring Morena Baccarin, and has a number of long-form credits in television, but this will be his first theatrical film. 

 

 

January  2013 

 

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THE ELECTRA CONSPIRACY - latest published novel by Elizabeth Revill

 

Client, Elizabeth Revill (aka Liz Spear), has a startling new novel,  The Electra Conspiracypublished by Mirador Publishing of London which is currently available on www.amazon.com and at select book stores in England.  The death of Princess Diana  is the source of inspiration for Elizabeth's new work of fiction .  The "Electra" of the title is pop music's answer to Princess Diana.  Like Princess Diana, Electra dies in a harrowing crash in a Paris Tunnel.  Elizabeth explores what might or might not have surrounded the tragic death of such a British icon, and she creates incidents leading up to and after the event of the crash through the eyes of two young film makers who just want to make a story about the truth.  The book is full of intrigue and the story twists and turns through the worlds of powerful men with competing political agendas. 

 

This most recent book is Elizabeth's seventh published novel.  

 

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January  2013

 

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BATTLE OF THE BULBS premieres in Europe

 

For all my European readers and viewers, the BBC Europe has launched multiple viewings of the Christmas comedy movie, BATTLE OF THE BULBS, which I produced and which stars Daniel Stern and Matt Frewer.   This is a light and entertaining film that the whole family can watch.  Please check your schedules and enjoy. 

 

 

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BATTLE OF THE BULBS returns to Hallmark Channel for the Holidays

 

BATTLE OF THE BULBS, the  Hallmark Christmas movie that I produced and which was written by my client, Paul Thompson, is returning for its third year during the holidays.  This funny and entertaining movie can be enjoyed by the whole family on the Hallmark Channel on the following dates:

 

Sunday, November 18th

8 pm/7c

 

Tuesday, December 4th

12 noon/11c

 

Thursday, December 20th

8 am/7c

 

 

November/December  2012

  

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Launch of the biography of Professor/Consul General, Dr. George Lucas Adamson

 

I am traveling to Manila in the Philippines for the launch of a museum and a book in honor of Professor and Consul General to the Philippines from Greece, Dr. George Lucas Adamson.  The 360 page biography,  Prof. Dr. George Lucas AdamsonFounder and First President of Adamson University, Manila, Philippines, was written by Theresa June Di Martile Adamson, published by Adamson University Press and will be available as of November 15th.  I am proud to have made a small contribution to this book as its editor.  Dr. George Lucas Adamson  introduced industry and manufacturing to the Philippines in the early 1930s but more importantly founded Adamson University in Manila which is now celebrating its 80th year with its 16,000 students.

 

 

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PROFILE FOR MURDER started Principal Photogrpahy on 10/15/12

 

Clients, Madeline DiMaggio and Marla Young, wrote an original, thriller screenplay, PROFILE FOR MURDER, which was sold to Brightlight Pictures and commenced production in Vancouver, B.C.,  with Dan Paulson as Executive Producer.  There have been a number of produced movies with the same title, so it is likely that the title to this production will change.  I will keep you posted. 

 

This riveting story is about a former police profiler who is terrorized by an escaped convict she sent to prison and who wants to kill her and her family.  Her only hope is to outsmart him and read his mind. 

 

 

October  2012

 

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OBJECT MATRIMONY is Chris Enss' latest book due out this month

 

Desperate to strike it rich or eager for free land, men went into the frontier West alone and sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived at their destinations did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship.

 

Complete with historic photographs and actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and men seeking brides, Object Matrimony includes stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits as well as stories of the marriage brokers, the mercenary matchmakers looking to profit off of the miners and settlers. Some of these stories end happily ever after; others reveal desperate situations that robbed the brides of their youth and sometimes their lives.

 

Object MatrimonyThe Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier was written by Chris Enss. Enss is the author of more than two dozen books published by Globe Pequot Press. The national launch of the book will be held on Saturday, October 6 at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City, California from noon until 3 p.m.. The book is now available in  bookstores everywhere.


 

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October  2012
 
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"LOOK AGAIN"  premieres on Lifetime Movie Channel (9/21/2012)
 
Client, Douglas Soesbe, has written an exciting psychological thriller, LOOK AGAIN, which premieres on:
 
Lifetime  Movie Channel
 
Friday,  September 21st,  8pm E/9pm PST
 
 
Morena Baccarin stars in this riveting tale of a young woman who, traumatized by a home invasion robbery and the murder of her fiance, is endangered when she tries to keep her best friend from marrying the murderer who would stop at nothing to keep his ugly secret.
 
Don't miss it!
 
 
September  2012
 
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AGAINST THE TIDE by Elizabeth Revill
 
Client, Elizabeth Revill (also known as Liz Spear), has another novel that has been released by Mirador Publishing entitled Against the Tide.  This book is now available on www.amazon.com.
 
After witnessing the brutal death of his father, at the tender age of seven, by a band of smugglers, Nathaniel Brookes swears to find his father's killers. As a man he initially follows a medical career, but he turns his back on his comfortable life to fulfil his vow.  Little did Nathaniel expect, when  riding through the dramatic Welsh coastline, that he would meet and fall in love with local beauty, Jenny Banwen, horrifically scarred by a sadistic young member of the gentry. But Nathaniel is betrothed to his first cousin, Hannah. A betrothal of duty. With his loyalties torn, Nathaniel knows his search for the brutes who savagely took his father's life, his sad engagement and his family obligations will be tested. They reveal that Nathaniel has a double duty, to his oath and to his heart's future. That is if he can stay alive long enough to have a future.   
 
See Elizabeth's  extensive credits listed in  the August 2012 newsletter entry below.  
 
 
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WHISPERS ON THE WIND by Elizabeth Revill 
 
Client, Elizabeth Revill's new novel,  Whispers on the Wind, published by Mirador Publishing is currently available on  Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle. 
 
This heart wrenching "coming of age" story depicts one young woman's spiritual and emotional journey as she struggles against all  odds to find her rightful place and to make a life for herself in rural Wales.  She is beset by tragedy and plotting, heinous men, but grows into womanhood ever stronger as a result. 
 
Elizabeth, also known as an established playwright, has written three other published novels:  Killing Me SoftlyPrayer for the Dying and God Only Knows.  A sequel to Whispers on the Wind has already been commissioned and will be due out shortly.
 
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BOOK AUTHOR/SCREENWRITER & EDUCATOR
 
Screenwriter Steve Cotler (HEARTWOOD starring Hillary Swank and Jason Robards), has turned to writing novels that are not only highly entertaining but appeal to kids and the "kid" in all of us.  He recently visited with  us here in Las Vegas as a guest of several elementary schools to discuss his fun adventure book,
Cheesie Mack is Not Genius or Anything, published by Random House.  Random House has ordered two sequels to this highly popular book as it not only entertains but promotes creative and analytical thinking.   The first sequel to the book comes out on June 26th.   
 
Check out Steve's website:  www.stevecotler.com
And Cheesie’s
:                       www.cheesiemack.com

And this delightful book can be found on Amazon at :
 
 
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SHADOWS OF THE MOON is second novel in trilogy by Elizabeth Revill
 
Mirador Publishing in England has just released the latest book by client Liz Spear (aka Elizabeth Revill) entitled  ShadowsoftheMoon. This is a sequel to her earlier book, WhispersintheWind which was the first installment in a trilogy covering the saga of the Welsh Llewellyn family.  In this book, German armies march across Europe and one small Welsh village is changed forever.  Heroine Carrie has escaped the suffocating, unhealthy love of her brother and strikes out on her own for a new life in midwifery.  But, the shadows of war rise, and she is sent first to Birmingham and then to London where she is caught in the Blitz.
 
 
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NEW ADDRESS  FOR "WRITE 2 WOW"
 
Please note that WRITE 2 WOW has a new mailing address as of April lst, 2012, as follows:
 
WRITE 2 WOW
3635 South Fort Apache
Suite 200-716
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
 
 
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MIDNIGHT WEDDING novel by Jude Chapman available on Amazon
 
Screenwriting client, Jude Chapman, has written an absolutely fun and most compelling read in her
novel,  Midnight Wedding, which is now available on www.amazon.com.  The characters are truly comical and irresistable and will resonate with you long after you read the final chapter.
 
Cross a prim and proper widow with a footloose and fancy free cabdriver, and you get Midnight Wedding—a special love story wrapped up in a multigenerational, multicultural romantic comedy that will have you teary-eyed and belly laughing … sometimes both at once!
 

"Good Reads" has awarded the novel 5 stars, and I highly recommend it to all.

 

 

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"LOOK AGAIN" AIRS IN CANADA ON DECEMBER 8, 2011
 
A truly compelling, female-driven thriller, LOOK AGAIN, written by my cient, Douglas Soesbe, airs in
Canada on December 8, 2011 on the TMN channel. The Incendo Productions film stars Morena Baccarin
of "V" and HOMELAND fame.
 
 
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BATTLE OF THE BULBS Returns
 
 
The Hallmark Movie that I produced last year and which aired to great numbers is returning this holiday
season. BATTLE OF THE BULBS, starring Daniel Stern and Matt Frewer, is a delightful comedy which the
whole family can enjoy.  It will be rebroadcast on the Hallmark Channel on the following dates (and times):
 
Tuesday, November 15
10/9c:

Wednesday, November 16
4/3c:
 
Monday, November 21
8/7c: 

Tuesday, November 22
8a/7c:
 
Friday, December 2
5/4c:

Saturday, December 3
10a/9c:
 
Wednesday, December 7
6a/5c: 
6/5c:

Friday, December 16
10/9c:

Sunday, December 18
8a/7c: 
ENJOY!
 
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CHRIS ENSS has another book published
 
Prolific writer, Chris Enss, has just had her 26th book published!  Beautiful MineWomen Prospectors of the Old West has just been published by Globe Pequot Press.  Contrary to popular belief, women actually made hefty sums panning and mining for gold, silver and copper in the Old West, and Chris' book is an ode to these forward-thinking, hard-working, brave women.   The book is available at Barnes & Noble and at Amazon.com. 
 
For more information about Chris and her other books go to:
 
 
 
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THE ORIGINAL "THE KILLER ELITE" NOVEL
 
 
The original novel, The Killer Elite, written by client Robert Syd Hopkins (under his pseudonym,
Robert Rostand), and which spawned the cult-favorite, Sam Peckinpah directed, MGM/UA film starring
James Caan and Robert Duvall, is now available on Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook.
 
The Killer Elite is the first novel in a trilogy of hard-edged thrillers dating back to the end of the Cold
War and featuring former State Department specialist in transport and security, Mike Locken, a brazen "roughneck" (as one reviewer called him) and a definite magnet for nasty people.
 
Take a look at Hopkin's web site:  www.robertsydhopkins.com or Amazon's Author Central at http://wwwamazon.com/thekillerelite/e/BOO1HPAQO842 and enjoy the read!
 
 
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"LOOK AGAIN" TO START SHOOTING 4/26/11
 
Client, Douglas Soesbe, wrote an original screenplay which sold to Incendo Productions as an intended
movie-for-television and which started principal photography on April 26th in Quebec, Canada, starring
Morena Baccarin of "V" fame).
 
Doug Soesbe has written three previously produced movies: BLIND TERROR, a thriller, starring
Nastassja Kinski;  the family comedy, TIL DAD DO US PART, starring John Larroquette and Markie
Post; and THE WRONG WOMAN, a thriller on CBS-TV starring Nancy McKeon.
 
 
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HALLMARK MOVIE TO AIR 1/8/11
 
Client, Rob Gilmer, has written and produced PERFECTLY PRUDENCE, a two-hour movie starring Jane
Seymour, James Keach and Joe Lando which will air Saturday, January 8th at 9:00 pm EST/PST and
8:00 pm CT.  This movie is a sequel to DEAR PRUDENCE, which Rob also wrote and produced for
Hallmark.  In this story Prudence MacIntyre is asked to make changes to her successful television show
when the network sends in new producers to revamp her image.  To her surprise, one of the producers is
old flame and the other is a seedy womanizer who enchants Prudence's daughter.

 

 

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KEVIN AND KELL PROPOSED TV SERIES
 
My husband, film producer Phil Rogers, and comic strip creator, Bill Holbrook, are developing an
adaptation of Holbrook's long-running and successful Internet comic strip, www.kevinandkell.com to be
produced in animation and airing on television.  It is anticipated that a short, animated sales presentation
will be filmed in Spring of 2011 for submission to network and cable executives.
 
The comic strip's storyline is about an inter-species family where the husband, Kevin, a huge, affable rabbit
and herbivore; the wife, Kell, a petite, she-wolf carnivore, live in a hollowed out tree house in a suburban-like
environment with their three children: Lindesfarne, his adopted, college-age hedgehog daughter; Rudy,
 her teen, wolf-cub son from a previous marriage; and their toddler, Coney, a sharp-fanged, carnivorous
bunny.
 
The comic strip and the proposed TV series adaptation lampoon and satirize today's suburban families,
frequently with a dangerous twist.
 
 
December  2010

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HALLMARK CHANNEL MOVIE TO AIR 12/18/10
 

I recently produced a two-hour movie, BATTLE OF THE BULBS, written by one of my clients,

W. Paul Thompson, which stars Daniel Stern (HOME ALONE and CITY SLICKERS) and Matt Frewer

MAX HEADROOM).  This fun, family Christmas comedy will air on December 18th at 8:00 pm EST/PST or 7:00 pm CT. 

 

Tune in and enjoy!

 

 

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ANOTHER HALLMARK CHANNEL MOVIE
 
One of my management clients, Rob Gilmer, wrote and produced a Hallmark Channel Movie entitled PRISCILLA 3 starring Jane Seymour and James Keach which will air early in 2011.  Check back here for the
actual air date.
 
 
November 2010

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THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM, "DAM 999" WRAPPED PRODUCTION
 
 
DAM 999, co-written by my client, Rob Tobin, recently wrapped principal photography in India and is currently
in post-production.  Sohan Roy is the creator/writer, producer and director of this big-budget movie. 
Release date is to be announced.
 
 
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SEE YOU AT THE PITCH SUMMIT-9/26/2010
 
I will be a guest panelist hearing pitches from writers under the auspices of InkTip at the Universal Hilton
Hotel in Universal City, California, on Sunday, September 26, 2010. Hope to see you there.
 
For more information: www.inktippitchsummit.com
 
 
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DISCOUNTS FOR SERVICES ON THIS SITE
 ARE NOW AVAILABLE
 
Due to the economy, discounts for most services including the Basic Plans, Premium Plans, Manuscript Plan, Phone Consultation and Proofreading/Editing listed on this site are being offered.  Please call to discuss your needs and the latest rates!
 
 
June  2010
 
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