Breaking News The Series: Episode 1

Breaking News The Series: Episode 1

by R.E. Schicchi, D.K. Johnson

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BN ID: 2940152519709
Publisher: Julia Yarbough Media Group
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Series: Breaking News The Series - Season 1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 600,297
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

R.E. SCHICCHI It is said one’s greatest weakness can also be one’s greatest strength. For author, producer, graphic artist and life-long creative storyteller R.E. Schicchi, no place is that more true than in the pages of the new hit short-story series, ‘Breaking News The Series’ is filled with larger-than-life yet painfully-flawed characters and situations which take readers deep behind the scenes of the daily grind of local television news production. “I have always loved stories; been attracted to stories the have character and depth with my favorite books and shows having strong female leads,” says Schicchi. “I write diverse and powerful stories with strong women as central characters; women of all shades and ages, including those who suffer from some form of mental illness and stories of real people facing real issues.” The creation of ‘Breaking News The Series’ is born from Schicchi’s more than 12 year career in television news production, embedded daily with industry men and women who nightly project to the world an image of perfection and control, yet who behind the scenes, are often seething with jealousy, plotting against colleagues and hour upon hour facing their own insecurities and professional demons. ‘Breaking News The Series’ captures a side of television news the industry would most likely prefer to keep swept under the rug, yet in clever, humorous, well-crafted almost “too unbelievable to be true but are true” stories, Schicchi airs out the dirty laundry. Schicchi’s has hands-on experience of editing segments, specials and news programs for outlets such as South Florida’s award-winning Deco Drive of WSVN as well as lending her talents to special projects productions while working at WPLG. Schicchi’s involvement with major new outlets has given her exclusive access to the stories behind the stories of local television news. Schicchi says the ability to express her creativity through words, images and characters across multiple platforms including print, video and animation is one of the driving forces in the evolution of ‘Breaking News The Series’ which leaves readers wondering, ‘Did this really happen? Is this what truly goes on when the camera’s aren’t rolling?’ ‘Breaking News The Series’ is packed with plot-twists and an array of seemingly emotionally dysfunctional characters readers will love to hate and hate to love. With ‘Breaking News The Series’ Schicchi has created an engaging, comical, edge-of-your-seat-emotionally gripping, head-shaking-in-disbelief short-story series that leaves readers wanting more…and they get it - coming up after the break. To stay up to date on the latest 'Breaking News The Series' news and release dates, follow R.E. at: Facebook – R.E. Schicchi Twitter - @RE_Schicchi Pinterest - reschicchi YouTube - RE Schicchi


D.K. Johnson With 19 years of broadcast news production experience, numerous documentary projects to her credit and an unparalleled commitment to film and storytelling excellence, movie-maker producer, videographer and certified editor Deeana Johnson now brings her creative talents to the world of publishing, with the creation of the new hit short-story series, “Breaking News The Series.” “I am a storyteller, and a strong woman of color without an agenda,” says Johnson. “My passion for writing began while growing up in the picturesque environment of Miami, Florida; a melting-pot community of differing cultures simmering with rich and diverse tales. I take pride in writing real stories of real people that are rarely told or seen.” With the development of “Breaking News The Series,” Johnson draws on years of first-hand experience surviving of the always exciting, sometimes disturbing and often treacherous pit of office-politics which unfolds inside many modern-day newsrooms; a pit which can consume even the most thick-skinned ambitious young journalist. “I got in this business to share stories through my visual storytelling,” Johnson said. “Who would have thought that the journalists who report the stories are sometimes much more interesting than their subjects? You have to be of a certain mind set to live day in – day out showcasing the flaws of the world, yet still maintain a sense of humor. That’s why ‘Breaking News’ was created: to show it’s not all horror and inhumanity, but there is a lighter side to this life.” Johnson takes readers far behind-the-scenes; past the camera lens of what nightly-news viewers witness, into an emotionally and sexually charged, scandalous, back-stabbing, tragic and sometimes comedic roller-coaster ride through the amusement park known as local TV News! “Breaking News The Series” shines a bright light on the “anything goes” unbelievable world orbiting inside newsrooms. That Johnson is now turning her talents to edge-of-your-seat stories, filled with characters easy to love [or hate] and plot twists almost too unbelievable to be based on real events and people, is no surprise. Tales of real people facing the trials and tribulations of life, family, love and loss were strong influences for Johnson growing up. “Television stories from my childhood have had a huge influence on my writing,” explains Johnson. “For every “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” episode, there was a “The Brady Bunch” and “Little House on the Prairie.” These were well written/character driven shows; with heart wrenching, laugh-out-loud conflicts. Yet they always culminated into satisfying conclusions that made the viewers believe in something bigger and care enough to return for more. ‘Breaking News The Series’ with its full and engaging cast of news reporters, anchors and producers all struggling to find their place and make their marks, has the same effect. Readers are compelled to keep turning the pages; delving deeper into the dysfunctional hallways, edit-booths and on-air studios television news viewers never see. For the latest updates about D.K. Johnson and 'Breaking News The Series' visit: www.deekjohnson.com Follow Deeana at: FACEBOOK: deeanajohnson TWITTER: @DK_Johnson610 PINTEREST: deeanajohnson

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