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In early December of 2005, the author (don't you love it when you get to talk about yourself in the third person and you're not even a famous actor or NBA star?) and his wife, along with their dog and cat, packed up their 21st century jalopy, a black Audi Quattro with a luggage carrier on top, and left Portland, Oregon, for San Miguel de Allende, three thousand miles away in the middle of Mexico, where they knew no one and could barely speak the language. Things fell apart almost from the beginning. The house they rented was as cold as a restaurant’s freezer. Their furniture took longer than expected to arrive. They couldn’t even get copies of their house keys made. They unintentionally filled their house with smoke and just as unintentionally knocked out the power to their entire neighborhood. In other words, they were clueless. Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak is their story.
Ay, chihuahua! Ay, caramba! Oy vey!
Thanks, in advance, for your support.
Vaya con nachos!
Great news! Two of my family-friendly full length screenplays, Two Weeks in Roswell and Team Poodle, were optioned recently by a Hollywood production company. Keep your fingers and eyes crossed.
I'm pleased to tell you about the food memoir Kosher Sutra by Arlene Krasner. It's a true story that includes everything from knishes to chimpanzees to recipes. And I have a cameo role in the book (hint: I'm not one of the chimps). I encourage you to visit Amazon to find out more about her book. And don't forget to check out Arlene's blog, The Knish Chronicles: www.arlenekrasner.wordpress.com
My script Two Weeks in Roswell, a Sci-Fi Comedy, was selected as a finalist in the 2013 StoryPros Contest. This means my script placed in the top 5% of scripts entered.
It’s a story about what happens when an alien Dad takes his family on a vacation to planet Earth and his son is kidnapped by tabloid journalists. As a result, the rest of the family must leave the safety of their tour and work together to rescue the kid. It’s National Lampoon’s Vacation meets E.T. In other words, the aliens have landed and they’re on vacation. Click here to read the first 12 pages of the script.
I just learned my fish-out-of-water comedy, Mañana, is a quarter-finalist in the prestigious Page International Screenwriting Contest for 2013. This means it is ranked in the top 10% of scripts submitted.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have hired Ray Rhamey as my book designer (he also did Arlene's book). Not only are we from the same tribe (that is, he's also a cartoonist), but his keen eye and creative mind took the rough clay, make that mud, of my manuscript and turned it into a sparkling gem. For more on this multi-talented man of words and pictures, please visit his various websites:
www.crrreative.com Book editing and design services
www.rayrhamey.com Ray's Wordplace--books, creative portfolio, store, links to editing services
Flogging the Quill (the blog)
Flogging the Quill, Crafting a Novel that Sells (the book)
Diez Minutos 2014, an international festival of ten-minute plays, is over and we want to thank all those who came out to support us. We played to sold-out houses every night at the Teatro Santa Ana during the six-night run. Click to read more.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said “there are no second acts in America.” However, I live in the middle of Mexico and I am surrounded by people who are very familiar with second acts. In fact, many of the expats I’ve met have more than one second act tucked in their belt. Continue reading to find out about ten writers and the ten-minute play. Click to read more.