I met William "Slick" Hanner at a casino dealer's school. One look at his 20-page, hand-scrawled bio and I vowed to learn to write his story about a screw-up, adrenalin junkie who goes through life like a speeding freight train about to derail at any minute. Nine years and about a million drafts later, THIEF! The Gutsy, True Story of an Ex-Con Artist, (Barricade Books), 2006, hit the market. It's all about Slick's life with the mob, prostitution and gambling, a cross between classic film-noir and Damon Runyon. We seek a screenwriter and/or producer who understand how to craft and pitch this caracter-driven story.
Since THIEF's release, I've become something of mob "expert" in demand to write and edit other mob-oriented books. Currently working on a novel based on a true story about a serial rapist who kept a log of the last 3 years of his "Jekyll/Hyde" life before he committed suicide. The story is tailor-made for screenplay adaptation.
Editing a new biography about one of the most infamous mobsters who ever lived: Meyer Lansky. It's co-written by Lansky's daughter who was in her father's confidence the last 10 years of his life and Rick Porrello, true crime expert. Manager, Peter Miller, is representing the property.
I also write fiction. Completed a young readers gritty, urban detective story called Dog Justice.
Currently accepting a few writing/editing projects from serious individuals.
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Check out my latest blog post to read about my newest cover design, read the latest book review and find out how to attend my first book signing for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series (signing as illustrator of course).
Here is the cover for the second book in the series just to tempt you further...