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About Christina Hamlett
My credits to date include 44 books, 264 plays, and squillions of articles/interviews. I'm also a script consultant for stage and screen, a former theatre actress and director, a gourmet chef, a savvy photographer, and a distance learning instructor.
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The picturesque harbor village of Lynmouth on the Devon coast was supposed to be a respite after being made redundant from her job at a prestigious import/export firm in London. But when her landlady is poisoned by chocolate a scant three days after she moves in, Rochelle Reid and her new neighbors discover they have become overnight murder suspects. Red herrings abound, romance teases, a heroine learns her past is about to collide with the present, and a daylight break-in at the house hints that—even with a victim neatly out of the way—the murderer is not yet in the clear if a damning piece of evidence hidden within its walls isn't recovered.
Set against the backdrop of modern-day London, While You Were Out is just the right mix of romantic comedy, mystery and a dash of wicked competition in the world of expensive art acquisitions.
Twenty exceptional writers share their true stories of love, loss, missteps, chance encounters, do-overs, and the musing of “woulda/coulda/shoulda” moments that make us so uniquely human.
Contributing Authors: Debbie McClure, Chaynna Campbell, Johanna Baker-Dowdell, Tina Jensen, Maeve Corbett, Rachael Protzman Hardman, Lisa Romeo, Marnie Macauley, Rachel McGrath, Anita G. Gorman, Cindy Matthews, Kelsey Poe, Danise Malqui, Catherine S. Blair, Josephine Harwood, Tracy Falenwolfe, Terri Elders, Charlotte Nystrom, Clifford Protzman, Robert B. Robeson
What he never counted on during his supper that evening was the arrival of a fast-talking divorce lawyer from the 23rd century with an agenda of his own.
Before any of these commands can be shouted on a soundstage, somebody’s got to come up with a great idea that everyone else will want to be a part of. Whether their job is to cry on cue, focus the camera, or ensure that none of the paychecks bounce, they're all in the picture because of one person — the screenwriter whose imagination gave them an exciting starting point.
Could that person be you?
Within these pages, you’ll not only discover what skills are required to write a screenplay for today’s market but also what kind of factors dictate which ideas get gobbled up faster than a holiday turkey and which ones go the way of a fruitcake. You'll also learn how to acquire and adapt pre-existing material for a screenplay; how to find markets for the kinds of films you want to write; how to predict what tomorrow's audiences will want to see; and how to work successfully with partners, agents, script consultants and independent producers.
Most importantly, "Could It Be A Movie" reinforces the fact that not every great idea translates well to the silver screen. Perhaps a different medium - plays, novels, short stories - could be your true calling as a storyteller. This is the book that will help you discover which road on your wordsmithing journey will take you where you want to be.
It was the worst of times: The stress-inducing panic of realizing there's no one to whom you can delegate all of the marketing, accounting and housekeeping tasks necessary to make that business a success.
"Office For One: The Sole Proprietor's Survival Guide" is an indispensable resource for any entrepreneur who wants to go it alone without getting lonely.
Within these pages, over 30 experts from around the world offer tips and advice on topics such as tuning out the naysayers, maintaining balance and boundaries, handling legalities and financial challenges, courting (and keeping!) clients, marketing on a shoestring budget, networking, cracking the media code, growing a sustainable vision, and addressing rubicons and burnouts.
The Editor: Christina Hamlett is a media relations expert and award-winning author whose credits to date include 30 books, 156 plays, and hundreds of articles and interviews that appear online and in trade publications worldwide. She is also a screenplay consultant (which means she stops lots of really bad movies from coming to theaters near you) and a professional ghostwriter (which does not mean she talks to dead people).
The Contributors: Wendy Anderson, Jeanette Chasworth, John Churchman, Diane Conklin, Magda de Berg, Jan Dunlap, Corine LaFont, Melody Friberg, Isabel Green, Cecelia Haddad, Adrianne Hall, Dianne Harris, Scott G. Hauge, Leanne Hoagland Smith, Mindy Littman Holland, Danny Iny, Anthony Kirlew, Jennifer Martin, Marti Masterson, Lana McAra, Garrett Mehrguth,Deirdre Morhet, Sarah O'Bryan, Joel Peterson, Emilia Rossi, Flo Selfman, Shari Stauch, Christine Till, Michelle Tupy, Matthew Tynan, Steven Tyre, John Leo Weber, Mandy Wildman, Tony Wilkins, and Ben Yennie.
When a young Indian woman named Cornelia Sorabji stepped into a law class at Oxford's Somerville Hall in 1891, the male students and faculty assumed she was there to serve them tea ... or to commence searching for a suitable English husband.
They were gravely mistaken on both counts.
"Will do anything legal for $50,000."
When a flighty young heiress answers his classified ad for emergency funds to repair his fishing boat, it's almost a dream come true for Nantucket native Kevin Dunbar. Unfortunately, it's the worst nightmare imaginable for the spoiled and self-absorbed Rachel McCarrick. Intent on temporarily passing Kevin off as her fiancé until the real love of her life can commit to marrying her, the last thing Rachel ever expected was that both her mother and her cynical grandfather would actually warm up to this guy and welcome him to their Santa Barbara estate. Her father, meanwhile, decides to enlist the aid of one of Rachel's former beaus to expose Kevin as nothing more than a fortune hunter.
Or is he?