Maryann Ridini Spencer is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, author, journalist, TV host, and president of Ridini Entertainment Corporation, a Content Creation, Public Relations/Marketing and TV & Film Production Company. A multi-scholarship winner, she received her degree in Communications from New York's Hofstra University and soon afterward became a producer/writer for Cable News Network in Los Angeles, later serving as Senior Vice President of Publicity, Advertising, and Promotion at several Hollywood Studios and firms. A member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild West, Maryann has executive produced/produced movies and series for such networks as Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, USA Networks, Time Warner Cable, and the foreign theatrical market. She is celebrated for co-producing/writing the teleplay for the Hallmark Hall of Fame CBS-TV World Premiere of "The Lost Valentine" (based on the novel by James Michael Pratt), starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Upon its debut in 2011, the award-winning film won CBS-TV the night in ratings with over 15 million peopled tuning and became Hallmark Hall of Fame's highest rated movie in four years. Now considered a Hallmark Classic, the film airs each year on the Hallmark Channel and is part of Hallmark's Gold Crown DVD Collector's Edition. Maryann is also the creator, writer, producer, and host of the award-winning healthy living TV cooking series (and cookbook), "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®," which is broadcast on the PBS-TV station KVCR in Southern California, DirecTV, DishTV, and to a global audience on Roku, YouTube and Maryann's blog. Throughout her career, Maryann has worked as a freelance writer and contributing editor for such publications as "Los Angeles Magazine," "Palm Springs Life," "Desert Magazine," and "Ventura County Star," to name just a few. Her "Simply Delicious Living" print and video column as well as the environmental news program she created, produces, writes and reports, "Sustainability Now News," is broadcast on local television and in print in Ventura County, CA. Maryann's novel "Lady in the Window" (SelectBooks, 2017, Santa Rosa Press, 2019), is the winner of the 2017 Best Book Award (American Book Fest). The sequel novel in the Kate Grace Mystery Series, "The Paradise Table" will be in bookstores in 2019. Maryann is also at work penning the third book in the series, and continuing to work writing other novels and screenplays. Visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or AlohaWriter.com.