Novel Transcript Reading: PERFECTION, by J.L. Spelbring

The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa’s spent her whole life under her creator’s strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic. Only Ellyssa isn’t perfect. Ellyssa feels emotions–a fact she’s spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities. But he does. His unspoken words and visions of a place she’s never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

NOVEL Transcript Reading: OCAAT, by Ruthie Robinson

A More Than Skin Romances are my self-published romance titles. Stories under this heading will have an African American woman as the heroine and the hero will be a man of other ethnicities or nationalities. These stories will be interesting and entertaining, filled with warmth, humor, sex, and love. These are stories that demonstrate that it’s the characters of the hero and heroines the ultimately matter. Their values, their traits are what attract them to each other, and it’s those things that mean the most, as we are so much more than skin.Sydney King doesn’t have much in the way of family or money, but she has guts and intelligence in spades, and big dreams for her future. When she transfers to The Woodlands High School for ninth grade, she finds herself in way over her head and looks for help.Graham Garrison has everything—money, freedom, and charm; the darling of his community. His senior year is all about having fun and looking forward to college. He admires Sydney’s drive and dedication and agrees to tutor her.They’re an unlikely pair, but Graham and Sydney form a powerful bond. But then their friend Brian becomes convinced there’s a rash of missing children afoot, reaching the highest echelon of their neighborhood. When everything they knew about their home is under fire, will their feelings for each other carry them through?

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

NOVEL Transcript Reading: My Pimped Out Marriage, by Felicia Nelson-Davis

This story starts off sweet , and ends up grimey , and the message is all too real for a lot of couples , young or old! They graduate college, together, they get married, the Cashe’s, and then money and greed starts to take over the relationship! the husband wants to pimp out his wife to his boss in order to make partner, not knowing the frame of mind his boss is in , he plays for keeps ! Will the wife survive all of this ?? Get into his head , find out !

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

2019 Winning Novel & Short Stories (Watch)

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors.

18 Short Stories

Short Story Reading: The Woman In The Room, by Christina Hamlett
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-woman-in-the-room-by-christina-hamlett/

Short Story Reading: Tower, by Devin Klos
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-tower-by-devin-klos/

Short Story Reading: The House Of Affliction, by Fadrian Bartley
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-house-of-affliction-by-fadrian-bartley/

Short Story Reading: Swamped, by Lionel Walfish
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-swamped-by-lionel-walfish/

Short Story Reading: Cupid and Psyche,by Nikki Broadwell
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-cupid-and-psycheby-nikki-broadwell/

Short Story Reading: No Good Deed Goes Unshoveled, by Herb Schultz
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-no-good-deed-goes-unshoveled-by-herb-schultz/

Short Story Reading: Saved By The Skin, by M.Maureen Skahan
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-saved-by-the-skin-by-m-maureen-skahan/

Short Story Reading: Maddie’s Spider Lily, by D.K. Christi
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-maddies-spider-lily-by-d-k-christi/

Short Story Reading: I Was There, by Keith Brandon
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-i-was-there-by-keith-brandon/

Short Story Reading: Don’t Worry Be Happy at Dunn’s River Falls, by D. K. Christi
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/17/short-story-reading-dont-worry-be-happy-at-dunns-river-falls-by-d-k-christi/

Short Story Reading: Jiminy Cricket Has Jumped The Wicket, by Maureen Kellar-Kirby
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/short-story-reading-jiminy-cricket-has-jumped-the-wicket-by-maureen-kellar-kirby/

Short Story Reading: The Cow of the Mad Man, by Danail Hristov
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/10/26/short-story-reading-the-cow-of-the-mad-man-by-danail-hristov/

Short Story Reading: The Black Hole, by Sam Ornstein
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/09/12/short-story-reading-the-black-hole-by-sam-ornstein/

1pg. SHORT STORY Reading: Mon Ami, by Juan Zamora
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/1pg-short-story-reading-mon-ami-by-juan-zamora/

1pg. SHORT STORY Reading: The Boy, by Curtis Cameron
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/1pg-short-story-reading-the-boy-by-curtis-cameron/

Watch Short Story Movie: Knock Knock by Mary Barr
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/16/watch-short-story-movie-knock-knock-by-mary-barr/

Short Story Reading: An Ill Wind by Lionel Walfish
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/short-story-reading-an-ill-wind-by-lionel-walfish/

Short Story Reading: What He Does by Bill Jermyn
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/short-story-reading-what-he-does-by-bill-jermyn/
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15 Novels

Novel Transcript Reading: The Disney Dilemma: to thaw or not to thaw?, by Wayne Edmiston
https:/novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/novel-transcript-reading-the-disney-dilemma-to-thaw-or-not-to-thaw-by-wayne-edmiston/

Novel Excerpt: GO BACK JACK, by Maureen Kellar-Kirby
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/11/02/novel-excerpt-go-back-jack-by-maureen-kellar-kirby/

Novel Transcript Reading: Another Way to Die (Sam Leroy Book 4), by Philip Cox
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/10/03/novel-transcript-reading-another-way-to-die-sam-leroy-book-4-by-philip-cox/

Novel MOVIE: CANDLEJACK! Book One Cardinal of Fate, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/09/23/novel-movie-candlejack-book-one-cardinal-of-fate-by-jeffrey-anthony-campos/

NOVEL Transcript Reading: RHINO IN THE ROOM, by Jill Hedgecock
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/08/26/novel-transcript-reading-rhino-in-the-room-by-jill-hedgecock/

NOVEL MOVIE: Passing Loop, by Chynna Laird
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/06/03/novel-movie-passing-loop-by-chynna-laird/

NOVEL Transcript Reading: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE, by Linda Palmer
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/04/15/novel-transcript-reading-somewhere-in-the-middle-by-linda-palmer/

NOVEL MOVIE: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett: Epic the First, by Aaron Dennis
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/04/13/novel-movie-the-adventures-of-larson-and-garrett-epic-the-first-by-aaron-dennis/

NOVEL Transcript Reading of In Bad Company, by Ke Sol
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/03/11/novel-transcript-reading-of-in-bad-company-by-ke-sol/

NOVEL Transcript Reading of The Alice 65, by Kyle Michel Sullivan
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/03/11/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-alice-65-by-kyle-michel-sullivan/

Novel Transcript Reading of The Menopause Murders by Mary Maloney & Ed Markel
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/02/07/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-menopause-murders-by-mary-maloney-ed-markel/

Novel Transcript Reading of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett by Aaron Dennis
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/02/07/novel-transcript-reading-of-the-adventures-of-larson-and-garrett-by-aaron-dennis/

Novel Transcript Reading of Lucy in Her Secret Wood by Christina M. Pages
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-lucy-in-her-secret-wood-by-christina-m-pages/

Novel Transcript Reading of My Lady Zane by Steven M. Sullivan

https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-my-lady-zane-by-steven-m-sullivan/

Novel Transcript Reading of Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/01/06/novel-transcript-reading-of-omie-17-by-g-michael-smith/

Novel Transcript Reading: The Disney Dilemma: to thaw or not to thaw?, by Wayne Edmiston

Logline: American icons Walt Disney and Mark Twain take a mad-cap adventure through time and space; it’s a hoot!

Narrated by Carina Cojeen

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

July 2019 Novel & Short Story Winners

 

 

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: CANDELJACK BOOK ONE, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos
July 2019 Winner

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier

Camera Operators: Andy Camp

NOVEL MOVIE: Passing Loop, by Chynna Laird

Voice Over: Val Cole

Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Synopsis – Book Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Chrissella Cantenelli thought she had it made in the big city. She was in her last year of high school, she had a job in the barista shop down the street from her apartment building and her art. Who could want more? Then a phone call from her grandmother’s doctor changed her entire world.

Lily Gran was no shrinking violet. She was a tough, stubborn, independent Scottish woman who always took care of everything until she’d broken her hip. Enya, Chrissella’s mother, decided they would move to the small town of Melville, Saskatchewan to help Lily Gran with chores until she was back on her feet. Needless to say, Chrissella was less than impressed and wasn’t going to make it easy on anyone. Then tragedy hit.

Not even a month into their move, Enya fell ill. Chrissella and the grandmother she’d never known, had to pull forces together for Enya’s sake. If moving to a small town wasn’t overwhelming enough, Chrissella was slowly learning about the past her mother left behind, including the father who’d abandoned them both…or so she was told.

Can three generations of women so different, yet so much alike learn to get along in the new life they have together? Or will the pain of the past keep them from moving forward?