I am a writer and a film technician - script supervisor and re-write hack... in London where I live, and the U.S., as well as many far-flung jungles with some of the finest Directors and greatest actors ever to grace the screen.
Directors and writers whose friendship and love in sharing their art will forever be a part of me, include Beat Generation luminary Conrad Rooks, Nic Roeg - who taught me how to write... along with Sir Harold Pinter, Karel Reisz, Blake Edwards, Brian DePalma, and Sir Ridley Scott, whose visual artistry will never leave my mind.
These are but a few amid all the greats behind the cameras and in front, who have influenced my work here - and I have completed 2 novels, and several short stories (one published as below) -
*The Fortune of Annacara* - (Recently re-titled after trying out *Acres of Diamonds*!) - Complete at c.127,000 words. An excerpt of 18 chapters is showcased here.
It's a story about my ancestors, as I imagined their lives. They did go on the Klondike Gold Rush, struck it big and lived through it, though the gold, sadly, is gone..The answer as to who stole it, lies here........
"RANCHO HOLLYWOODLAND" - complete at c.120,000 words - (Not uploaded here)..... A novel of the 30s that follows the descendants of 'The Fortune of Annacara*' characters, and the gold... It is a tale of Hollywood chicanery versus Washington racketeering, both brought to their knees by the power of the Press.
A short story - A NUGGET OF GOLD - is published in a U.S. Anthology titled *WORDS TO MUSIC* - with Mayor Biggie and a host of Authonomites. All proceeds are going to U.S. Charities inc Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
Also now available on Kindle.
I have also researched, drafted and begun a thriller - "The Sleeping Indian" - a conspiracy theory brought frighteningly to life. There are, too,.outlines of quite a few other novels and screenplays, including two more thrillers, tales of my American pioneering ancestors of 1630-1800s, and more stories from the Klondike and Hollywood. Ah, and some animal tales, furred, finned, and feathered.
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So many, but I'll include:- Nostromo (after the first 15 pages or so...); American classics, inc.The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Gone With the Wind, the works of Louis L'Amour and Larry McMurtry, Dominick Dunne, Herman Wouk, Jack London and some Kerouac - his *first thought is the best thought* always on my mind... Ramona - and my heroine carries this book as her one friend in the world...
Works set in exotic places, preferably, or with exotic, colorful characters who make me give a damn about the plot.
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