NOVEL Transcript Reading: DILLON, by Satoko Silverberg

Dillon

Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Dillon-Satoko-Silverberg-ebook/dp/B07T4VDRC2

Synopsis:

A seductive older widow from New York’s Upper East Side is gifted a most spiteful dog from the local pound. She dubs the scrawny and inelegant creature Dillon—a name fit for a lion.
As she falls in love with a debonair and quite well-connected magnate, the dog quickly becomes embroiled in a fight for survival—and for the lady’s heart.
Once abandoned and now enjoying the comforts of a loving home, Dillon is ugly and ill-tempered. But he is the most spirited one. Is he an angel—a real angel?
It’s a love story, an adult family drama, and a courtroom saga all in one, with a New Yorker’s sense of humor––and its surprise ending will revive pangs of long-lost heartbreak that exist in all of us.
DILLON is a funny, sad, and heartwarming story with a dab of preternatural flair. Laugh and cry—it’s a must read.

Performed by Allison Kampf

dillon

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

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/

Short Story Reading: Maddie’s Spider Lily, by D.K. Christi

Performed by Hannah Ehman

An exquisite flower is involved in healing a broken heart.

D. K. Christi, M.Ed., CWDP
http://www.dkchristi.com

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

Short Story Reading: I Was There, by Keith Brandon

Performed by Hannah Ehman

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

Short Story Reading: Don’t Worry Be Happy at Dunn’s River Falls, by D. K. Christi

Performed by Hannah Ehman

A terrifying climb at Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica in a thunderstorm.

D. K. Christi, M.Ed., CWDP
http://www.dkchristi.com

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