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ISBN-13: 9781945572869
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 520,011
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen ( Das Boot , In the Line of Fire , Air Force One , Troy , The Perfect Storm ) where he worked to develop screenplays for production. He also worked as a freelance screenwriter before writing his two novels, Boulevard and Beat , which follow the journey of sex-addicted LAPD detective Hayden Glass. The Hayden Glass series was optioned by producer Ben Silverman ( Ugly Betty , The Office , The Tudors ) for development as a TV series. Stephen’s short fiction was most recently included in the collection The Los Angeles Fiction Anthology alongside T.C. Boyle, published by Red Hen Press, as well as the short story collection Jewish Noir , published by PM Press. He is a regular moderator at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and has judged and been the panel chair for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category since 2015. His film work has been exhibited in the A.F.I. Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. He is currently writing his third novel, a standalone mystery/thriller. Stephen received his MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and is currently on faculty at Emerson College Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introduction Stephen Jay Schwatrz 9

Betting on Bosch Michael Connelly 19

The Burglar on the Screen Lawrence Block 27

This Time it's Personal Max Allan Collins 39

The Seductress Alan Jacobson 47

Writing Homeland or How Living with Bipolar in Hollywood is Redundant Andrew Kaplan 59

Swing Hollywood Tess Gerritsen 71

On Selling a Novel to Hollywood From His Memoir The Los Angeles Diaries James Brown 85

Tales of Woe in Glittertown Stephen Jay Schwartz 93

An Interview with Jonathan Keller man 103

Where the Author Fits in the Movie Food Chain Peter James 119

What Not to do to Make it in Hollywood Rob Roberge 127

Does it Have to be an Earthquake Lee Goldberg 137

Independent Will Naomi Hirahara 147

Jeff Parker Goes to Hollywood T. Jefferson Parker 155

Detour Takes a Detour Diana Gould 159

Goliath Beats David (Often) Joshua Corin 169

An Interview with Gregg Hurwitz 175

A Woman Wouldn't Do That Alexandra Sokoloff 191

Acknowledgments 203

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