I am an internationally produced screenwriter and a produced playwright (Off-Broadway, Los Angeles, Seattle). A Thousand Beauties is my first novel.
A Thousand Beauties stars unlikely leading man Rupert Ruskin – overweight and underemployed, rich but jaded – who clings to an obsessive belief that if he can witness a thousand beautiful sights in a single day, his shattered and sordid existence will turn to bliss ... just as family legend promised.
But his quest is stalled when beloved and eccentric ex-wife, Elaine, bursts back into his life and breaks the shattering news of her cancer. Ruskin now has to make room for a more immediate and secret plan ... but should it be for a wedding or a funeral?