It’s been an exciting summer so far! Here’s the scoop on what’s happening with my feature screenplays and books.
Page Screenwriting Competition
My thriller, HUNTED, made the quarter-finals of the Page International Screenwriting Competition. This means out of 6,267 scripts entered, mine made the top 10%! I call HUNTED my “female Rambo movie.” Here’s the logline:
Dishonorably discharged Lt. Danielle West flees into the mountains after her fiancé is brutally murdered and cops name her their number one suspect.
A producer recently requested to read my psychological thriller, WATCH ME, about a suburban housewife who thinks she might be a serial killer. Whoa, what? Yep, you read that right. After her husband’s untimely death, she starts having nightmares, and wakes up with blood on her hands. Then people from her sordid past start showing up dead and she fears the worst. Could she be a killer?
Seattle 48 Hour Film Project
In other film news, I participated in the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project and went to my first movie premiere!
|Some of our team members hanging out after the screening.|
How does this work? Our production team literally had 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and score our short film, then two days later we got to watch it in a movie theatre! All teams are given the same three elements they had to work into the film: Professor Michael or Michelle Anthony, a sponge and line of dialogue: “Quiet, I need to think.” You’re not given that information until Friday night and you must turn in your finished movie Sunday night. I was on a team of four writers and we chose to go the comedy route. Our movie was titled “Mother’s Day Escape” and the audience laughed at all the right spots. (Whew!) What a rush! There were 84 teams total in Seattle.
The Passion & Danger boxed set I participated in made the #1 spot on the Thriller/Suspense/Anthology list on Amazon during our big promo push in May. We’re getting fabulous reviews and it’s still priced at only .99¢ so head over to Amazon and get your copy now!
The Next YA Suspense
I’m hard at work on the second book in my “Mind” series. This story features Catherine working with the police to find a missing teen, and struggling with both her traumatic brain injury, and her boyfriend’s determination to keep her safe by staying away. “Out of My Mind” (first book in the series) is getting more favorable reviews from readers. For instance:
"This story is unique, fresh, and new. I was sucked in from the start."
Hope you're having a great summer! Thanks for stopping by.