So much has happened since my last newsletter! Ten Fingers Touching appeared on the front cover of Publishers Weekly, on the back cover of FAE: Faeries and Enchantment Magazine and was featured at two Barnes & Noble book signing events. It has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon! I’ve also developed an engaging presentation on “The Enduring Appeal of Fairy Tales and their Relevance for Adults.” It is both substantive and fun and has been well-received.
Many people ask me if I’m writing the sequel to Ten Fingers Touching. The answer is no, but I am writing the screenplay adaptation of the book! With the support of Carl Kurlander, President and CEO, Steeltown Entertainment Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a thriving entertainment industry in Pittsburgh, I sent Ten Fingers Touching to a script reading company in Hollywood. The book was rated good for film potential. Since then, I have been on a crash course in screenwriting, hired a screenplay analyst and am working with Steve Fine, who edited Ten Fingers Touching to bring the story to the big screen. The process of transforming the book into a movie is both exciting and challenging!
For those seeking a non-traditional Mother’s Day gift, please consider surprising your mom with Ten Fingers Touching, a fairy tale for grown-ups! Not only will it last longer than flowers, it’s as sweet as chocolate but without the calories!