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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Update on Sequel to Finding Kylie

So in the last 4 years I've been involved in 2 writing projects - co-writing the screenplay of Finding Kylie, and the sequel, Facing Redemption.

To keep up to date with any of my current events, it's best to check here on my FB page.


Currently, my writing partner, film producer, John Schwab, is currently casting for the hard read of Finding Kylie.  Let me explain what a hard read is so there's no confusion...

Although the script is in front of some influencial film makers, it is not sold ... yet.  A hard read is just as is sounds.  We're casting actors to read the script for our own purposes, to make sure the story does what we feel it will do - not just on paper but fleshed out with real people.

So when I say we're casting for the hard read - this will be for our purposes only.  Call it a learning curve to see if the script lives up to the potential we know it has. 

Since John lives in the UK, I will skype in for the hard read, which he will also tape.  This will be a great way to not only study different scenes, but it will be a live shot we can offer as a preview to anyone who is interested.

On a second note, the sequel to Finding Kylie is finished, back from the editor, and almost ready to release.

Tim Young, a creative and talented photographer, has joined the project to transform my vision for the covershot.  He's a gifted artist and I can't wait to see what he sends me.

Once I have my dust jacket and cover completed, I'll be releasing 'Facing Redemption' this summer.

To give you guys a preview of what book 2 holds - here is the synopsis:

What if you had done something so unimaginable in your past that you felt you could never be forgiven?

John Mikale, a man with a checkered reputation, can’t begin to shake his
guilt for the hurt he’s caused his daughter, Chastity, and how its scarred
so many people in it’s wake.  Although an uphill battle, John diligently
strives to make up for lost time by writing Chastity letters, hoping to
bridge the gap.

John, now married and expecting another child, is haunted by cryptic
dreams, from which he awakes in terror.  Driven to become a better man,
he forces himself to face his nightmares and the reality they represent. 
Searching for decency within and hoping for a flicker of acceptance from
Chastity is the only way he knows to release his past and heal both their
wounds.  But how can he expect forgiveness when he can’t begin to forgive
himself for the hurt he’s caused?

Chastity Wayne,  finally free from her mother’s past, is ready to move on
with life. On the verge of a great relationship and about to start her
burgeoning art career, she’s sucked back into her family saga as she
breaks her personal promise to never read her father’s letters.  From the
moment the first envelope is opened, the emotional freedom she’s tried
so hard to find is slowly reclaimed word by word.

Facing Redemption is a dual storyline that follows the path of an unwanted
father and daughter’s journey, through a trail of self-awareness and final
acceptance.  It is also a continuance of the many unanswered questions from
Finding Kylie, book one in this series.


I'll let you know as soon as it's available.  Have a great week!


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