A superb cast and crew finished production on my new short film, SAFE AND HAPPY, after a two-day shoot on March 8-9, in St. Louis.  SAFE AND HAPPY tells the dramatic story of an ex-cop who for years has kept an explosive secret from his wife and the world but is suddenly exposed at a critical…

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I am pleased to announce that in January I optioned the film rights to the fascinating true story memoir, BLINDSIDED BY THE TALIBAN:  A JOURNALIST’S STORY OF WAR, TRAUMA, LOVE, AND LOSS, by Carmen Gentile.  It’s a captivating and piercingly honest account of a war correspondent who, amazingly, survived a rocket-propelled-grenade attack, and went on…

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I’ll be selling and signing books–my debut novel, MR. WONDERFUL, and my prize-winning history of the Trail of Tears, AN AMERICAN BETRAYAL:  CHEROKEE PATRIOTS AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS (Henry Holt)– on Saturday, Nov 17, 9am-4pm at the Kentucky Book Festival.  The event is held at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Alltech Arena.

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Not even half-way through its festival journey, MEMORY BOX has already been selected for 14 festivals and has either earned 9 nominations and/or awards from festivals in the US, Australia, Canada, and Spain.  After a very successful world premiere at the Austin Revolution Film Festival in late September, my film has been screened in Amelia…

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My short film, MEMORY BOX, just two months into its festival journey, has now been accepted into 6 festivals and given (or been nominated for) 3 awards!  The festivals naming our film as an Official Selection include as of mid-August:  Austin Revolution Film Festival (Sept. 18-23); Rendezvous Film Festival (at Amelia Island, Florida), Sept. 20-22;…

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My short film, MEMORY BOX, about how a man’s visit with a loved one leads to a shattering revelation, will premiere at the Austin Revolution Film Fest, Sept. 18-22.  The number one reviewed film festival in the country, ARFF is a blue-collar, indie-loving festival where story, not A-list celebrities, is king.  All of us involved…

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