I’m excited to announce, my short screenplay, “Fleedom” was selected as BEST THRILLER SCREENPLAY in the FESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
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My new novel is now available on Amazon. A riddle found in Charleston, Illinois in 1967 leads a group of teens on a hunt for John Dillinger’s loot from a 1933 bank robbery in Greencastle, Indiana. It’s a humorous tale for middle schoolers to adults.
I’ve cared for my aged mother for four years. She has Alzheimer’s Disease. In this book I offer suggestions for caregiver’s of people with dementia.
Winner – My short story, “Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Pizza” won first place in the Me First Magazine Short Fiction Competition. It will appear in their “Best of 2019″ anthology soon. Read it at https://mefirstmagazine.com/2019/12/26/2019-writing-competition-winning-stories/
Finalist – My short story “Paddy’s Tonsorial Emporium” placed as a finalist in the 2019 Screencraft Short Story Contest (Top 50 of 13,000 entrants).
Recent Print Publications Where My Short Stories Appear.
The Brave is a collection of short stories about freedom. It’s a fundraiser for Semper K9 who provides free assistance dogs to veterans. It can be purchased at: claresongbirdspub.com/shop/specialty-books/
One Hundred Memories
One Hundred Memories is a collection of short stories. It’s a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society of England. It is a publication of Dreamwell Writing.
Through the Ages
My short story won second place in Living Springs Publishers annual Baby Boomers Plus Contest and appears in their “Through the Ages” anthology. Stories Through the Ages-Baby Boomers Plus is available on Amazon.
Magazines Where my Short Stories Appear
“This Job is Sew, Sew” was in the November online issue of Bookends Review. It was also published in their Best of 2019 anthology.
“The Kids are Coming,” a poem, was in the Christmas edition of Wax Poetry and Art
Short Screenplay Competitions
I adapted my short story “Paddy’s Tonsorial Emporium” to a short screenplay. It has received the following awards:
WINNER of the HOLLYWOOD JUMBO: THE 2020 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.
BEST DRAMA SCREENPLAY for May in TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL and a FINALIST in their annual short screenplay competition
PLATINUM WINNER in the INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in Encino, California.
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT Best Short-Form Screenplay. SOCAL FILM AWARDS.
SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNER in the over sixty ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST
WINNER – OUTSTANDING SHORT SCREENPLAY in the OIL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION in the SCRIPT SUMMIT SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETION.
SEMIFINALIST in the FILMATIC SHORT SCREENPLAY AWARDS
FINALIST in the HOLLYWOOD JUST4SHORTS FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
SEMIFINALIST in the SOUTHEASTERN INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL (Winner to be announced).
SECOND PLACE in the SENE FILM FESTIVAL in Rhode Island.
SEMIFINALIST in the HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL in Hollywood.
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL as a quarterfinalist.
Feature Screenplay Competitions and Festivals
My New Screenplay “Fleedom” has won the following awards.
Fleedom has been SELECTED to participate in the SOCAL FILM AWARDS.
I adapted my short story “Paddy’s Tonsorial Emporium” to a feature screenplay. It has received the following awards.
A WINNER in the LOS ANGELES CINEMATOGRAPY AWARDS. The festival will be in Los Angeles.
PLATINUM MOVIE SCRIPT WINNER in the INTERNATIONAL INEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in Encino, California..
Awarded BEST THEME in the SCRIPT SUMMIT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION in Royal Oaks Michigan and THIRD PLACE IN THE DRAMA CATEGORY.
A FINALIST in the NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS.
FINALIST in the MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL.
FINALIST in the HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS.
FINALIST in the VENICE MONTHLY FILM AWARDS.
Honorable Mention in the 2021 Garden State Film Festival.
SEMIFINALIST in HOLLYWOOD JUMBO: THE 2020 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.
SEMIFINALIST in the SCREENCRAFT DRAMA COMPETION
SEMIFINALIST in the SOUTHEASTERN INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
FINALIST in the SENE FILM FESTIVAL in Rhode Island.
OFFICIAL SELECTION in the EDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
QUARTER FINALIST in THE SCRIPT LAB SCREENPLAY CONTEST. (Top 1000 of 12,000 entrants).
SELECTED in the FLORENCE FILM AWARDS.
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