Nunery UPDATE

The idea  Nunnery started as a short story and became a trilogy. The first book/movie NUNNERY, it’s in progress.

Volume 2 The Dark Lord: I have the outline but I feel still needs some work.

Volume 3 “The Working title for the final segment is Nunnery Three.”  Personally, this is my favorite. The main character, in the second segment, becomes the Biblical Character Lilith. Of course, the viewers should expect some creative madness.

The Malediction Legacy UPDATE

LOGLINE: A Police detective investigates a murder and discovers that she can be the next victim of a 350-year Native American curse. Now she must find the lost book of the medicine man to stop it.

After a very long battle with twists and turns, revisions and rewrites, I have finished the Malediction Legacy, and now I’m racing towards the finish line in 2017 Script Pipeline’s feature film competition, and waiting for the results on July 31st. Good luck Elissa Ashlin Harlow, may the great spirit be at your side.

Nunnery

nunneryYvonne Leo, a young woman from a wealthy and religious family in Paris, falls in love with Mateo Salomon, a French-Italian art student wannabe, who introduces her to drugs and prostitution.

Her mother, Clotilde Leo, researcher for the Louvre Museum and editor of Vogue magazine, neglected by her husband, Hans, begins seeing a man from a male escort service, (Mateo), desperately tries to make her realize that Mateo only uses her.

Hans Leo, a German workaholic scientist with a prestigious position in the European Space Institute, from an anonymous letter and photographs, learns about Yvonne’s secret life, and gives her the ultimatum to either end her relationship and change her lifestyle, or she is not welcome to the family…

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Gigi Lamar

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After a TV contest, a straight female impersonator succeeds as a high fashion model.

James Dalessandro: This is a brave attempt at a highly original story, and last and most importantly – a wonderful script. It is edgy, well structured a wonderful piece with great characters, set in an interesting environment. JD.
James Dalessandro is the Co-founder of the Santa Cruz festival, where for four years he also served as its director. He is the writer of the House of Blues radio hour which hosted by Dan Aykroyd (as Elwood Blues) during the period in which it won the Platinum Award from the National Broadcasters Association. He is also the writer/creator of Rock On with The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Geno Scala: Screenwriter, Script mentor. I love it. The hook to me is a female impersonator becoming a high-fashioned model. That’s cool- “Tootsie” meets America’s top Model.
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Aburna vs. Nunnery

After The Malediction Legacy, I had planned to continue with the Nunnery, an idea that started as a short story, but it became a two-volume novel. The story dramatizes the life of a wealthy young woman who fell in love with the wrong man, and abandoned by her family fell into prostitution and control substance; but as she reached to the house of God, discovered that she is destined to attract evil. A Gothic tale set in France. However, I decided to proceed with a 400 year Goth, Satanic tale with historical events I have titled Aburna.

Chapters 1 – 55 Meet Me At 10

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Meet Me At 10

Chapter 1

‘Oh Lord,
Hear my prayer,
Oh Lord,
Hear my prayer,
Grant my enemies a song that will fill their head instead of me,
Oh Lord,
Hear my prayer

Beep!

Beep! Beep!…………….. Beeeeeeeep!

The last ‘Beep’ getting lowered in tone the further away the monstrous truck had sped by Shona. It woke her up. And she was walking. She stopped and put her hands on her weary knees to catch some breath after her near miss. That really was close. She must have wandered into the dusty road exhausted. She tasted particles kicked up by the huge tyres and spat them out as best she could wincing through the temporary stinging sand fog left by the huge speeding tyres. Still out of breath with adrenaline fuzzing through her, she stood upright, hands on hips and looked around. Where was she? Well she wasn’t in Louisiana…

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The Malediction Legacy

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The Malediction Legacy

Supernatural Police Thriller.

4/3/16 UPDATE:

Continue with the third and final draft starting today.

UPDATE:

Great news for the fans of the supernatural thrillers. I have finished my feature film, The Malediction Legacy.

8/4/2016 UPDATE: The first re-write have completed, and the Malediction Legacy goes into “hibernation” for a couple of weeks before I begin editing. Join the conversation on Facebook

 

 

Counting days…and words

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Good morning! Wait…scratch that. Good afternoon!

T minus 36 days until BEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Watch out, Chicago! I’m heading your way!!!! Gotta get some books sent tomorrow. Things are really getting ‘real’ now. Plane tickets, hotel, rental car. Done. Once the books get shipped, even better. Because I know, the next time I see them, I’ll be at BEA. In Chicago. Promoting Solstice, selling books, and making connections.

The other thing that has me excited is that I started writing a new book. Yes, I know I started one right after ‘Wielder of Tiren’ went into editing. This one locked into my brain and would not shut up. LOL. It’s a bit different than my normal writing. More modern/urban/paranormal fantasy than sword and sorcery. It’s flowing really well, though. My fingers regained the itch to write. My mind’s constantly going over everything from small details to conversations to what will happen next…

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Endings that aren’t really endings

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Well, it’s out. “Wielder of Tiren” is up for sale. Both the paperback and the ebook. Don’t worry, I’ll provide links at the end of this post.

Arwenna’s story is now over. I’m waiting for reviews (always) and hoping I didn’t disappoint my readers with how her story ends. She’s been with me in various forms for a decade now. It wasn’t easy for me to let her go, but it was necessary.

Because of her, I’m now a published author.  Because of her, I’m now the COO of a growing indie house. Because of her, I found the strength in me that I didn’t know existed.

Because of her, I’ve come out of my shell.

I learned a lot writing her story. About myself, my friends. Of what I can accomplish, how to inspire others to reach beyond the lessons we were taught far too young. The ones that…

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