This week celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Ten Fingers Touching. It’s a good time to share an update on what’s happening with the story. In the past several years, I’ve had numerous book signings and I’ve also given many talks on Truth in Fiction: Lessons Learned from Fairy Tales. I’m often asked if there will be a sequel to Ten Fingers Touching.
I know what the sequel should be, but I’ve been concentrating on writing the screenplay adaptation of the story. With the support of Carl Kurlander, President/CEO, Steeltown Entertainment, I sent the book to a company in Hollywood that evaluated it, “Good for film potential.” Overjoyed, I hired a screenplay analyst. Since then, my writing partner, Steve Fine, who edited the book and I have been working on the film version.
It’s a very exciting and challenging process. Most books that are transformed into movies have to be pared down because they have too much content. In my case, we’ve had to add content. So, the film version has more back story, action, drama, conflict and twists.
I’ve already started looking for a producer/ production company ― someone who can help take this project to the next level.
In the meantime, for those living in Pittsburgh, please check out my billboard on Bigelow Blvd. headed towards downtown before Polish Hill on the right-hand side. I bought this billboard at a charitable auction in support of the frail elderly who have depleted their financial resources and receive care through UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund.
Best wishes to all for the happiest of holidays and all good things in the New Year!