Thursday, September 14, 2017

September Update!

I've just finished a polished draft of a novel I've wanted to write for years. It's a thriller with multiple POVs that deals with betrayal, murder and infidelity. I was absolutely obsessed with writing this book!

But I've also been tweaking some screenplays I had tucked away. When I optioned the film rights to my first novel DEVIL MAY CARE recently, I had to deal with a film agent. Even though novel writing is my first love, I really enjoy writing screenplays, so I'm taking advantage of it!

But I've been so busy, my sleep patterns are all screwed up (sometimes I'm writing in the middle of the night!). And often, I'm not even sure what day of the week it is. (Thursday, right? Yeah. Thursday.) But I actually enjoy working on different stories. I personally find it gives me more energy and creativity.

But I have lots of plans for the blog this fall, too, including interviewing some of my writer friends who've had some great success recently.

Marcee Corn, the author of the wonderful memoir UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE and the great new thriller ALWAYS THADDEUS, just came back from England where she was feted at some wonderful book-signing events. UK artist James Mackenzie's painting graces the cover of ALWAYS THADDEUS and he appeared with an exhibit of his work, too. (There are some author links below!)

Always Thaddeus

Annelisa Christensen won the Readers' Favorite bronze award for her incredible historical novel THE POPISH MIDWIFE. She'll be traveling to Miami in November to claim her prize and schmooze with all kinds of agents, editors and writers at the Miami Book Fair. So exciting!! Huge congrats, Annelisa!
The Popish Midwife

Theresa Snyder, the prolific author of more than twenty great books, in all genres from memoir to fantasy, has also recently signed an agreement with an L.A. production company to produce an animated film of her acclaimed series, THE FARLOFT CHRONICLES. Farloft is one special dragon and he's gained the most incredible fans over the years. It seems he's about to stretch his wings to reach an even wider audience - on the screen! Big congrats to Theresa, too!
James and the Dragon

I've got lots of other interviews I want to do as well, with talented indie and traditional authors, like M.J. LaBeff, Kerensa Jennings, Ellie Douglas, Linda Abbott, B. Adrian White and others. I'm also launching my Writer's Coach business very soon. I've helped quite a few authors over the years, both clients and colleagues, and I'm excited to expand this part of my career.

And of course, as always, I'll be writing, writing, writing, too! So if I thought I had a busy summer, it's going to be an even crazier fall! Thanks again for stopping by! Subscribe to the blog and follow me on Twitter: @SLMcInnis.
Annelisa Christensen's Script Alchemy
Kerensa Jennings'
Ellie Douglas'
Linda Abbott's Ten Days In Paradise
B. Adrian White
James Mackenzie's