Title: “A Kindled Affair (A Screenplay)”
Author: Georgianne Landy-Kordis
Publisher: LilyHeart Publishing
Year Published: 2015
Tell us a little but about your writing and educational background.
Georgianne Landy-Kordis: I studied screenwriting & directing at the University of Oklahoma but had attended many other writing workshops throughout the years.
What is your book about?
G.L.K: Because my passion is writing screenplays I will probably continue to write them and publish as such. This book is a fictional romance set in the late 40s about a girl who was forced into prostitution as a child in Paris who grows into a beauty that all men desire. She feels unworthy of love and hates the part of her that loves men's attention. By sure fate a man that has truly loved her for years runs across her and tries to convince her that love is for everyone. Together they battle her emotions as well as the nemesis that tries to keep her for his own.
Why should readers read your book?
G.L.K: Readers who like to read a book within a few hours rather than several days or weeks might like reading the 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?
G.L.K: I didn't have any obstacles writing this screenplay. This was a screenplay I had written many years ago. I really love the main character, Sheila, in this story and I felt that the story should be released in some way in order for her story to be complete and for her to be set free, if that makes any sense. I hate thinking of my characters in a file where no one knows of them or they are just stuck in never-never land. Now she is free.
Tell us about your other books.
G.L.K: This is the third book I have published. My first one, which is a memoir, is titled "And I Thought I'd Be a Nun.” It details physical and emotional abuse as well as desperate plots in regards 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.
The second book, also a screenplay, titled "Bass Reeves-Lawman" is a true story of one of the first black U.S. Deputy Marshals who tamed what was called Indian Territory in the 1800s.
I have all of my works listed on web sites that are of interest to agents, producers, and filmmakers. I plan on continuing to write screenplays, publish 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?
G.L.K: 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 whenever 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 things that I needed to do the work, just started to fall in my lap (more about this in my memoir).
What made you become a writer?
G.L.K: 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 (this is also in my 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?
G.L.K: 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 in my whole life. I like memoirs, self-help books, and of course screenplays.
Where can we find you?
G.L.K: You can find me on my website, Facebook Author Page, or on Amazon.
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