Yes, I have one of those. Most of the entries are author career related. The one at the absolute top of the list is to get one of the books on screen. Whether it is the big or the small screen–think Netflix or Apple plus–doesn’t matter. I would love to see my story brought to life.
I know, think big, right?
Now the major question; How?
Well, like everything in an Author’s career, it takes a good story and lots of work. And even more marketing and networking. Get the books out there. Get them noticed by people in the film industry.
But it’s hard to find a way to do that. One way is to join competitions aimed at screenplays and book adaptations.
I researched, and researched, and researched.
This led me to the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
It’s a competition aimed at discovering great new material for film and TV series. The much acclaimed awards are judged by people from the industry. Producers, screenwriters, authors of filmed material, read the material entered in the competition, whittle all the entries down to a list of finalists and finally to a winner.
The stories are judged on their merit and their saleability to the film industry.
There are lots of categories in the screenplay awards: screenplays, book adaptations, films, and series. The awards have spawned several film and TV productions. This makes them very popular.
Now, I am not alone in wanting my book filmed. There are hundreds, thousands of authors just itching for the chance to have their books read by the industry. And you can imagine how many people entered their best manuscripts in the Page Turner Screenplay Awards.
So when I received a mail from Page Turner that I was one of the finalists in the screenplay awards, I was on cloud nine. Can you believe that? Out of the literally hundreds and hundreds of entries I made the finalist list. That means the jury thought the story in “The Devil You Know” is film/tv material. WOW!! Mind blowing.
I never thought I would make the finalist list in the first try.
Regrettably, I didn’t win the contest, but I am very happy with the result I achieved.
And, as I said, with what it means. I’m on the right road. The story has potential and I’m going to run with it.
Now you can pre-order The Devil You Know, so that you can decide what you think.
Just click on the image above to go directly to Amazon.com or the button below to navigate to the other stores and pre-order this award finalist book today.
It will be released on November 18th, and discounted to 99 cents for a limited time.