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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