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The theft of an unusual pocket-watch brings famed magician, Harry Houdini, together with the world's foremost consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. When it leads to the appearance of a mysterious locked strong-box, it becomes a case that rocks the British Empire to its core.
A period feast, filled with luminaries of the era, bursting with the raucous energy of a time when the world was throwing off the romanticism of the Victorian Age for the power and dangerous potential of science, new philosophies, and the machine.
Sherlock Holmes is at his peak. The brash, young Houdini challenges all who stand in his way. And Watson, Holmes's chronicler and friend, returns us to a time when the gas was always lit, the Persian slipper always filled with shag, and the game was, once again, and at long last... afoot.
A family hiding from killers in a small town a thousand miles from home re-opens an old movie palace. As their pursuers close in, their fear awakens something worse within the theater itself.
THE JUPE is available in paperback direct from the publisher, Aisle Seat Books. It's also available at Amazon.com in paperback and for Kindle, at Barnes and Noble for Nook, and for most other E-Book devices at Kobo.
In a near-future world shattered by an alien invasion, a lone Special Ops soldier, unaware that he's the key to victory, stumbles on a group of disabled military vets holding their abandoned VA Hospital as the invaders lay siege.FOE is available in paperback direct from the publisher, Aisle Seat Books. It's also available at Amazon.com in paperback and for Kindle, at Barnes and Noble in paperback and for Nook, and for most other E-Book devices at Kobo.
After his bride disappears on their European honeymoon, Richard Renfield traces her to a castle ruin in the Carpathian mountains, and confronts its undead inhabitants, determined to restore her to life and bring her home. An apocalyptic war of Good versus Evil.
"There’s a phrase you hear in Hollywood: 'It’s a movie.' I didn’t really understand that phrase when I first came into the business. It’s code for:
"'This script encompasses everything we need it to be: It can attract an actor, it can attract a director, it can be marketed. It’s complete.'"
Regarding the necessity of the new screenwriter having a distinctive "Voice" for career success, I ran across this quote on the web:
"Scripts aren't meant to be read. They're meant to be shootable.
A voice gets your script into production. Production takes it out."
---Eddie Panta, commenting on ScriptShadow
Of course scripts ARE meant to be read, just not as stand-alone literature.