THANK YOU to everyone who ever read, commented on and/or backed my book to the Editors' Desk (Feb. 2014)! The help is appreciated more than I can say, as is the friendship from comrades in arms. It's been a long ride here, through many ups and downs in my life, but that ride's given me the will to carry on, whatever happens with HC! Heck, I might even upload part of the 2nd book... when I've recovered enough to get on with the rewrites - changing it from modern-day to the 1930s... That should keep me quiet while I wait to see if this one's review tells me if I have any worth as a writer...
In the meantime, I'm trying to return reads - and I apologise if I'm being a bit slow... I shan't forget, just as I shan't forget what so many of you have done for me. xx to each and every one of you.
A little *about me*... daughter of a Marine Commando, and my ancestry is stellar... I just wish I could live up to it. As it is, I have worked many years as a film script supervisor and re-write hack... in London where I live, and the U.S., as well as locations in far-flung jungles with some of the finest Directors and greatest actors ever to grace the screen.
Now, returning to my first love of books, I have completed two -
*The Fortune of Annacara* - (Recently re-titled after trying out *Acres of Diamonds*!) - Complete at c.125,000 words. An excerpt of 22 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" - (working title - it might change to *The Legacy of Alice Moonstone*) - complete at c.120,000 words, but I'm thinking of reworking it from modern-day to the 30s. It 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.
Contact via HarperCollins only - or email Authonomy AT HarperCollins DOT co DOT uk for vetted referral. Thanks.
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, Armistead Maupin, 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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