Author: Georgianne Landy-Kordis
Publisher: LilyHeart Publishing
Year Published: 2015
Tell us a little bit about your writing and educational background
Georgianne: I studied screenwriting & directing at the University of Oklahoma but have attended many other writing workshops throughout the years. Because my passion is writing screenplays I will probably continue to write them and publish as such.
What is your book about?
Georgianne: This book is non-fiction: based on a man named Bass Reeves who was raised as a slave but became one of the first black men to become a U.S. Deputy Marshal. He was appointed by Judge Isaac Parker in the 1800's to uphold the law and tame what was once called Indian Territory which is now a part of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Why should readers read your book?
Georgianne: Readers who like to read a book within a few hours rather than several days or weeks will like reading this screenplay format. It allows the reader to imagine the actors of his or her choice in the story and the actions and camera shots described within the screenplay are interpreted through the reader’s imagination, and therefore may feel as though they have taken on the role of the filmmaker.
Did you have any obstacles while writing this book? What were they?
Georgianne: I didn't have any obstacles while writing this screenplay. I did have to do a lot of research on Reeves and fortunately there were court records to back up many of his arrests, trials, and stories. There was not much in the way of information on his family life so I concluded from what I had read, that he was more the lawman than the family man. He provided well for his family but loved being a lawman.
Tell us about your other book
Georgianne: This is the second book I have published. My first one was titled And I thought I'd be a nun, my memoir. It details physical and emotional abuse as well as desperate plots to murder. Included is insurmountable amounts of love from the unloved. God and the belief of His forgiveness of sins allowed me to survive. This book started out to be a therapeutic adventure for me and has now turned into readers reflecting on their pasts and being inspired by my strength and perseverance. There have been many women who have read my memoir and have opened up to me about their childhood abuse as well as adulthood abuses. I have even talked with some about being a caretaker for their elderly mothers.
I have both of my works listed on websites that are of interest to agents, producers and filmmakers. I plan on continuing to write screenplays, publishing them, and hopefully one day see one of them on the BIG SCREEN.
What is your advice for writers wanting to turn authors out there?
Georgianne: My advice for other writers is to never ever give up. You may have detours in your life but if that is what you are driven to do then you must keep doing it when and however you can. And believe it or not, where there is a will, there is a way. I once heard that Jane Fonda, who I have once met, said something like, "If you start to do what you love, things begin to come to you." Something like that and I have seen it happen. When I started my film/video business many years ago, it was amazing how the things that I needed in order to do the work, just started to fall in my lap (also in my memoir).
What made you become a writer?
Georgianne: As a child I had a vivid imagination and loved television. I use to play with little objects like coins or wadded up pieces of paper. They were people to me and I made these objects act out scenarios. I wrote, made little costumes, and directed a little skit for a class project in the fifth grade. In seventh grade (it's in the book), I got caught writing a little story and because I got in such trouble I didn't write again until my senior year in a creative writing class. I also got a by-line in the school newspaper that year. I realized then that I wanted to write and or make movies.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Georgianne: I don't have a favorite author because I never really had the time to read. I have read more in the last two years than my whole life. I like memoirs, self-help books, and of course screenplays.
Where can we find you?
Georgianne: You can find me on my website: www.georgiannelandy-kordis.com
Face Book author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgianne-Landy-Kordis-Author/238388856371687
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