March 2018 Novel & Short Story Winners

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – GHETTO BASTARD
March 2018 Reading
by Russell Vann

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – ODE TO THE DARKEST DAYS
March 2018 Reading
by M. Ryan Hollows

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – THE DAMASCUS COVER
March 2018 Reading
by Howard Kaplan

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – NOOKMIS
March 2018 Reading
by Athena Wisenrich

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – KIEL
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – WHERE THEY BE
March 2018 Reading
by Dave Shaker

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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February 2018 Novel & Short Story Winners

ACTOR NOVEL TRANSCRIPT Reading – SOMEONE GETS HURT
February 2018 Reading
by Sherrie Lueder
ACTOR NOVEL TRANSCRIPT Reading – TWO HEADED SNAKE OF KEY WEST
February 2018 Reading
by Marilyn Dalla Valle
ACTOR NOVEL TRANSCRIPT Reading – LOST UNIVERSE
February 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – TERROR AT THE STERLING
February 2018 Reading
by Jeff Dawson
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – THE WAY OF CATS
February 2018 Reading
by Garon Whited
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – MURIEL AND THE GOOD EATS
February 2018 Reading
by Lionel Walfish

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript: GETAWAY DAY by Ken White

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Performed by Scott Beaudin

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your novel about?

A 14-year-old boy wants to help his dying father play catch with his idol,
Mickey Mantle.

2. What genres would you say this story is in?

Young adult fiction.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Family, baseball.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

It’s a Wonderful Life followed closely by American Graffiti.

5. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Bluebird by Buffalo Springfield.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Dandelion Wine

7. What motivated you to write this story?

Family.

8. If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would
that be?

Ray Bradbury followed closely by George Lucas.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sports, music.

10. What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

To reach a wider audience.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Butt in the seat, words on the page. Write what you’re passionate about, not
what you think the market seems to want.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

 

 

Action Soldier Novel: CHOICE OF WEAPON, by C. Marten-Zerf

Title: CHOICE of WEAPON 

Written by: C. Marten-Zerf

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Action/Adventure

Logline: Garrett is an ex-soldier, forged in the flames of war. Now he hides from his terrible past. Reclusive. Alone.

But one phone call drags him back. An old friend needs his help and Garrett is her ultimate Choice of Weapon.

He leaves the safety of his mountain retreat to once again enter a world of violence and depravity that will force him to react in the only way that he knows how. A way he swore never to follow again…

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

Action/Romance Novel: JET, by S.P. Joseph Lyons

Title: JET 

Written by: S.P. Joseph Lyons

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Action Adventure

Logline: Allia is as deadly a warrior as her father, and as loving toward the people of Vestas as her mother. Orphaned and raised on the warrior women’s planet of Shar, Allia is taught to believe that all men are evil. Her beliefs are challenged as Allia loses her heart to the devoted and romantic Loni. But can their passion prevail over the storms of love? When a mysterious stranger arrives and brings the promise of universal peace, Allia is intrigued, but is he everything he claims to be? A dark power threatens to enslave the universe, and Allia must unlock a mystical power deep within to restore planetary peace.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

Chapter 1 Novel Reading: UNMASKED by R. Saint Claire

Performed by Becky Shrimpton

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Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

My novel is essentially a family drama about estranged, middle-aged people still trapped in the damaging social dynamic of their family of origin. There is literally no escape.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Definitely horror.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Twisted psychodrama.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Valley of the Dolls.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

This is somewhat embarrassing, but probably Yes Starship Trooper.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

What motivated you to write this story?

It started as a personal challenge to write a screenplay at a summer camp setting, which I did. From there I developed it into a novel.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

William Shakespeare, which would be very weird.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m also a filmmaker. I’m passionate about creativity in general.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

It sounded like a unique opportunity.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write characters you really love (or love to hate) because you will be living with them for a long time.

 

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Novel Transcript Reading: OUTBREAK MUTINY, by Jay Sandlin

Performed by Val Cole

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Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

The Novel Comics is a shared universe of heroes and villains in an alternate timeline. In that sense, I hope to become, “the Stan Lee of the 21st Century.” The series takes place in a world with people who gain superpowers, the Outbreak Babies, and their struggles against the ruling Empire, The Reich. I label my chapters as “issues” for a comics style feel and will continue that trend in the Volume series. I will also release The Novel Comics Anthologies series for stories following other characters outside of the volume series.

See the back cover for a good description of the first book:

ALTERNATE HISTORY. WITH SUPERHEROES. 

December 31, 1929, was a Day That Lived in Infamy. A war between extraordinary beings with superpowers ended in DEFEAT for the United States and her Allies. Darkness fell on a Golden Age of heroes at the hands of the REICH. 

Ten years later, all still mourn the anniversary of the day the Reich seized control during Operation TripleReich. Life is a struggle for the Remnant States occupying the middle of the Old US. 

A virus in the Chicago Zone reignites the conflict between good and evil as the Outbreak Mutineers gather to stop the plague’s deadly origins. 

Join the Outbreak Babies: – Buccaneer, Clockwork, Atlas, and more- as they battle the Warlords of Reich. Their adventures stretch across the years and through the sewers, high-seas, and even a city park. 

No Matter the Time or Place, their Choice is Clear: 

Die Free or Live in Chains.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Superheroes, Alternate History, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, SciFi

How would you describe this story in two words?

 Superhero Melee

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Star Wars

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

 Bon Jovi- Wanted Dead or Alive

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (Technically a series, but I can cheat)

What motivated you to write this story?

 The cathartic release and escapism offered by writing is second to none. A blank word file contains infinite possibilities when I stare at the void of whiteness. It is waiting for me to create. I also have a love/hate relationship with the process. I am not a patient person by nature but had to learn to be as a writer. Every writer should learn that your stuff will always suck…at first. The first drafts are like crude blocks of stone in the hands of a sculptor. If the sculptor leaves only the inchoate form of his creation in the stone, it will never appear in a museum or be admired by on-lookers. It takes painstaking chipping away (editing) and constructive criticism from your peers to bring out the true potential.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

 George Carlin

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

 Aside from being a History Master’s student and searching for the esoteric mysteries of the past, my hobbies are improve acting and being a father. I am a member of the Sticky Wickets Improv Troupe (www.facebook.com/ItsTheWickets) and we perform monthly in the Shoals, AL area.

Above all my “hobby” is being the best dad I can be to my son Joel Sandlin. I got back into writing and pursuing higher education after he was born because I realized I had to set an example: I had to show my son through practice that attainable dreams can and should be pursued with smart planning and timing. Everything I do is for him.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

My own acting in Community Theater for the last 22 years. I have always longed for an oral performance of my written words.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The pains of the journey are temporary, but print is forever.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne