New Work by Now Write! Contributors

The Walking Dead  TV series (2010-present) Executive Producer and Writer Glen Mazzara (Now Write! Screenwriting contributor)

Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.  Based on the graphic novels of the same name by Bob Kirkman.

The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life by Dinty Moore (Now Write! Nonfiction contributor)
Wisdom Publications, April 2012 (hardcover)

Explores how a lifelong pursuit of writing and creativity helped open me to the path of Buddhism. The book explores these ideas through sixty writing quotes, from Buddhist writers such as Pema Chodron and from others, including Flannery O’Connor and August Wilson. Each of the quotes is discussed in a short page or so, revealing the similarities between artistic awareness and mindful thought.

 Death In Four Courses: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette (Now Write! Mysteries contributor)
Signet, Sept. 2012

The annual Key West Loves Literature seminar is drawing the biggest names in food writing from all over the country, and Haley Snow is there to catch a few fresh morsels of insider gossip. But when Hayley discovers the keynote speaker’s body in a nearby pool, the cocktail hour takes a sour turn, and Hayley finds herself at the center of attention—especially with the police. Now it’s up to her to catch the killer before she comes to her own bitter finish

Death Will Extend Your Vacation by Elizabeth Zelvin (Now Write! Mysteries contributor) 
Five Star, May, 2012 (hardcover)

The third novel in the mystery series featuring recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his friends, world-class codependent Barbara and computer genius Jimmy. The trio take shares in a lethal clean and sober group house in the Hamptons.

Shifting Is for the Goyim also by Elizabeth Zelvin
Untreed Reads, July 2012

A paranormal whodunit e-novella. Emerald Love, known back home as Amy Greenstein, is a nice Jewish girl who’s a rising country music star and a shapeshifter. She must use her paranormal abilities to find the killer of the man she loved. 

BETRAYED AT 17 (2011) TV movie written and co-produced Christine Conradt (Now Write! Screenwriting & Now Write! Speculative Genres contributor)

A mother vows to get justice when her daughter’s life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.  The film premiered as the fourth highest rated for the network this year.

NOTE: Free teleconference with Christine Conradt on Sept. 15, 2012 for the International Screenwriters Association.  Life as a Horror/Thriller Writing Professional: Find Out What It’s Really Like

Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius by Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber (Now Write! Screenwriting & Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror contributor)
Da Capo Press, Aug., 2010

The early years biography of Jimi Hendrix – has been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library in Cleveland and was Finalist in the General Biography category at the International Book Awards. Brad is adapting the book as both a musical and independent film.

NOTE: Free teleconference with Brad Schreiber on October 6, 2012 for the International Screenwriters Association.  Adapting Articles, Books and Life Rights to TV and Film

 Overtaken by Valerie Storey (Now Write! Mysteries contributor)
Dava Books, Feb. 2012

Portrait painter Sara Elliott agrees to marry a stranger days before he is scheduled to leave the country. Sara is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her new husband Miles and her own mysterious past. Caught between her imagination and her desire for the truth, Sara worries she is losing her mind, or worse: has she been overtaken by a power beyond her control?

New Book: Now Write! Mysteries

The latest ADDITION TO the Now Write! series is AVAILABLE NOW!

Now Write! Mysteries is the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! series, due out December 29, 2011 from series publisher Tarcher/Penguin and available for pre-order now.

Now Write! Mysteries  is an essential handbook of suspense, crime, thriller and other mystery exercises covering topics from research and “detective work” to creating a compelling detective character and keeping a series going.

Now Write! Mysteries contributors include many New York Times-bestselling authors and Edgar, Shamus and Hugo Award recipients and nominees.

Now Write! Mysteries was edited by series originator Sherry Ellis, who was working on the book when she passed away earlier this year.  Her niece, Laurie Lamson, took over putting the book together after the untimely death of her aunt.  As the co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting, Laurie was the logical choice for the job.  Please contact Laurie with any questions or comments.

Available for preorder at: Penguin Books, Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

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