Properties Available for Dramatic Adaptation

Magnolia City (Kensington Books, 2014)
Duncan Alderson
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A mestizo flapper with the sex appeal of Selma Hayek and the guile of Scarlett O’Hara confounds Houston society as she vacillates between two eligible, rich bachelors.

The Dagger Chronicles (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
Brian Eames
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Pirates! Murder and mayhem! Seventeenth-century England to the Caribbean! ... Kitto, 12 years old, discovers that his deceased mother had a dark past and that his uncle is a pirate. Kitto's father is murdered and Kitto sails off with his uncle after his stepmother and adored little brother are kidnapped.

This Way to Heaven (Forge/Macmillan, 2000)
Tom Foley
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An amazing novel about the Bosnian war as experienced by an American who finds himself drawn into the suffering of the Bosnian muslims and becoming a gun runner. A military thriller whose lessons, sadly, repeat to this day.

Blackbird Fly (Harper Collins/Greenwillow, 2016)
Erin Entrada Kelly
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Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.

American Ghosts (Varykino, 2018)
Edward Santella
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A thriller based on little known black New England history. A white family moves to Paradise, MA and are confronted by the ghosts of African slaves upon their first night. Ray Bradbury-esque events occur based on historical facts and touches of magic.

Hunger (Forge/Macmillan, 2010)
Jane Ward
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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune meets Suburban Wives in this tale of a frustrated wife who meets her match in a New Hampshire diner.

The Christos Mosaic (Blank Slate Press, 2015)
Vincent Czyz
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From Istanbul to Cairo, a thrilling adventure with unforgettable characters and a breathtaking plot reminiscent of Dan Brown but with solid historical research.  A leading role for a genius dwarf.

A Tale of Two Maidens (Bagwyn Books, 2013)
Anne Echols
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A French maiden runs from her village and an arranged marriage. Seeking food, she finds a campsite in the woods and soldiers around a fire. She sees the leader is a girl like herself. Destiny has crossed her path with Joan of Arc and her life will change forever.

Esther (Simon & Schuster/Howard, 2016)
Rebecca Kanner
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Award winning author of Sinners and the Sea, Rebecca Kanner has delivered a brilliant new take on the biblical and courageous beauty, Queen Esther.

The Boot Means Series (Legacy Classic, 2010)
Christopher Klim
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Klim's novels Jesus in Trenton and Everything Burns introduce Boot Means, a photojournalist. He discovers big trouble in Trenton.  Set in a desperate urban landscape, it delves into the world of TV evangelism and the underworld of cult organizations.

In Everything Burns, Boot Means has traveled to Texas to avoid the mess in N.J., he finds himself embroiled in a case of fires set by a pyromaniac. This offbeat journalist once again has the savvy to solving murders by the marginalized in society.

Grace Notes (debut book and book rights pending)
Pamela Tolbert Rivers

To borrow from the author, Pamela Tolbert Rivers, this is not a mother’s story, not a browbeaten romance, or a children’s story. This is Time’s story. This is the story about three black women in Shammah, Indiana in August 1984. This is a story for Viola Davis to make into a movie.

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