A DOG NAMED LEAF

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A DOG NAMED LEAF: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life

By Allen Anderson with Linda Anderson

Lyons Press (November 6, 2012)

Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a traumatized one-year-old cocker spaniel who had been abandoned. Soon, the troubled dog they named “Leaf” turned their home into a war zone. Although Leaf and Allen were forging a friendship with visits to dog parks and bonding time, Leaf’s emotional issues overwhelmed the couple. Shortly after Leaf’s arrival, Allen, who had spent eight years as a big city police officer and survived so many close calls that Linda called him “Miracle Man,” received a diagnosis from his doctor that made him think his luck had finally run out. Allen had an unruptured brain aneurysm that could be fatal, and the surgery to repair it might leave him debilitated. Having seen his father live for years with the effects of a massive stroke, he dreaded that the worst fate might not be death. What Allen didn’t know is that he and Leaf, like comrades facing the ultimate battle, would be there for each other with the miracle of this man and this dog coming together at exactly the right time.

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WRITE TO HEAL. PUBLISH TO INSPIRE.

WRITE TO HEAL. PUBLISH TO INSPIRE.

It’s time again for Linda to teach “Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today” for the Loft Literary Center from March 14-April 18. This time, the class, which Linda has taught since 1998, is at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, a suburb just west of Minneapolis. Details are in the announcement section below.

Many of Linda’s previous students have used information and encouragement from the inspirational writing class to go on and get books, articles, and stories published. At a recent Loft event, Linda met a woman who just had her book published. She said, “I wrote my book and found a publisher because of taking your class. Thank you.”

The class always fills up fast, so be sure to register right away. Register online at http://www.loft.org or by phone at 612-379-8999. Specific information about the class is at https://www.loft.org/adult-classes (just fill in the form with name of instructor, Linda Anderson).

 

Allen and Linda Anderson

Angel Animals Network – Where Pets Are Family

http://www.angelanimals.net

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Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today

NEW CLASS BY LINDA ANDERSON

It’s time again for Linda to teach “Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today” for the Loft Literary Center from March 14-April 18. This time, the class, which Linda has taught since 1998, is at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, a suburb just west of Minneapolis. Details are in the announcement section below.

Many of Linda’s previous students have used information and encouragement from the inspirational writing class to go on and get books, articles, and stories published. At a recent Loft event, Linda met a woman who just had her book published. She said, “I wrote my book and found a publisher because of taking your class. Thank you.”

The class always fills up fast, so be sure to register right away. Register online at www.loft.org or by phone at 612-379-8999. Specific information about the class is at
https://www.loft.org/adult-classes (just fill in the form with name of instructor, Linda Anderson).
TITLE: Inspirational Writing & Publishing Today
INSTRUCTOR: Award-winning, best-selling author Linda Anderson
WHEN: Wednesdays, March 14 through April 18
TIME: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, Minnesota
REGISTRATION: Regular $186; Member $167.40; Low Income $130.20

Register online at www.loft.org or by phone at 612-379-8999. Specific
information about the class is at https://www.loft.org/adult-classes
(fill in the form with name of instructor, Linda Anderson and
click-through to register online).

DESCRIPTION: In this class, you’ll learn the forms, elements, and
markets for inspirational writing and read samples from masterful
writers. Includes individual consulation session with the instructor.

 

 

Allen and Linda Anderson, Angel Animals Network – Where Pets Are Family, www.angelanimals.net

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ARE YOU THERE? How have your pets shown that they miss you when you are away?

ARE YOU THERE?

We attended a spiritual seminar this weekend in Minneapolis. For convenience, we decided to stay at a hotel downtown near the seminar. Allen drove back and forth on breaks to check on our pets including, our little cocker spaniel Leaf. 

Leaf’s history is one of being an abandoned dog who we adopted from an animal shelter. Abandonment remains his key issue in life. Knowing Leaf’s concern must be growing over the fact that he had not seen Linda for over a day, she gave Allen a sock she had worn. She said, “Give this to leaf and tell him I’m thinking about him.”

At home, Allen held the socks in his hand and presented them. “This was from Linda for you,” he said. Before Allen could even finish the sentence, Leaf grabbed the socks with his mouth and ran off. He plopped down on the living room carpet with the treasure in his paws. Then he sniffed the balled-up socks with Linda’s scent on them.

After sniffing to his heart’s content, he carefully placed himself on top of the socks to make sure they stayed with him. But eventually nature won out and Leaf left the living room and socks to eat his dinner. 

Allen placed the socks on the dog’s bed so he could have them that night. Before he left the house to return to the seminar, he found our cat Cuddles curled up on the dog’s bed, sleeping with the socks between her front paws.

How have your pets shown that they miss you when you are away?

You can post your comments at our Angel Animals Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/angelanimalsnetwork and “Like” Angel Animals
while you’re there.
Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network – Where Pets Are Family
www.angelanimals.net

MY GOLDEN RETREIVER WANTS TO PLAY

Published in the Angel Animals Story of the Week Newsletter on October 23, 2011.

MY GOLDEN RETREIVER WANTS TO PLAY
By Kaylee (Fifth Grade Student)

I am a student from the school that Linda visited to talk to us about writing. I think Linda and Allen’s book is great, and you have inspired me to write more often. Thank you very much.

I told Linda and my class the story about my dog Max and how he ran into a soccer net and got all tangled up.

My dog has taught me something: That you should love dogs by what’s inside not just by how cute they look or what kind of breed they are. It’s what inside that counts

My other story about Max is kind of like the story from ANGEL ANIMALS when the lady’s cat told her to get some rest.

Max is a golden retriever and he needs a lot of exercise. Most of my weekends I sit and play video games or am working on the computer. Well, Max doesn’t like that. So he makes me go outside to get fresh air and to play.

One day, I was playing on my X-box, and Max started to bark. I said, “You need to go outside to potty.” He barked some more. So I grabbed his leash and hooked him up.

We went in my back yard, and he went to his favorite place. He sat down. I said, “Go potty.” Instead he started to run and he grabbed his ball and dropped it right in front of me. I threw it, and we played run, chase, and fetch for an hour.

I think Max sensed that I needed exercise.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

Is there an animal who wants you to go outside, get some exercise, and play?
Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals – Where Pets Are Family
www.angelanimals.net

We’re sharing this story in honor of the release of our NEW book, ANIMALS AND THE KIDS WHO LOVE THEM. Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/animalsandthekidswholovethem. The official release date is November 15, but it may be in bookstores this week, so be sure to look for it. The stories are incredible! So heartwarming and informative, too, about how children and animals connect with each other in such healing and creative ways.  -Allen and Linda Anderson

 

WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH: Writing about Pets and Animals for Love and Money

WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH: Writing about Pets and Animals for Love and Money

Wouldn’t you like for someone, who has a lot of experience in fulfilling a dream of yours, sit down and tell you what you need to do and know to duplicate that success? That’s exactly what we’re offering those of you who want to write about some of the most important relationships in your life.

WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH: Writing about Pets and Animals for Love and Money is a new, downloadable, three-part, comprehensive course to guide you in writing books, articles, stories, blogs, and essays about animals for pleasure or extra income. We designed and wrote this one-of-a-kind course based on our experience as best-selling, award-winning authors of 14 published pet books.

Read more at www.allenandlindaanderson.com/
Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network -Where Pets Are Family
www.angelanimals.net

 

ANIMALS CAN’T SPEAK OR WRITE – BUT NOW YOU CAN

Dear Angel Animals Readers,

We are sharing this special edition of the Angel Animals Story of the Week Newsletter. We only do these a few times each year when we have something new and exciting to tell you about. After all the years we’ve been pet book authors, we are so happy to finally be able to offer you our hearts and minds on the subject of writing about pets and animals.

Have you ever wanted the advice of someone with experience who is eager to help you fulfill your dream?

ANIMALS CAN’T SPEAK OR WRITE – BUT YOU CAN

We’re using this special edition of the Angel Animals Story of the Week to introduce you to WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH: Writing about Pets and Animals for Love and Money. It is our downloadable, comprehensive course for people who want to write books, articles, stories, and essays about animals for publication or pleasure.

Check out our new website that tells all about this one-of-a-kind writing course. Go to  www.allenandlindaanderson.com to download WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH now. You’ll love the 14-day return offer.

Never before have the authors of fourteen published pet books, many of which have won awards and become best-sellers, actually revealed the secrets of writing successfully in the specialized field of pet writing.

We are excited to finally be able to tell you about the techniques and hard-earned experiences that helped us sell over a quarter million books through retail outlets and online bookstores. Our pet writing keeps us in touch with you and thousands of others who read the online Angel Animals Story of the Week newsletter.

Did you know that our books are published in multiple languages, by major publishers in New York and the United Kingdom, and sold in bookstores and online around the world?

Some of you may remember that our 2010 pet book, Dogs and the Women Who Love Them, was listed as one of the top sixteen dog books by O Magazine.

Our seminal book on animal rescue, used in disaster-preparedness training and college classes, won the prestigious American Society of Journalists & Author’s Outstanding Book Award. You may have noticed our books featured on the Today Show, Montel Show, Animal Planet, NPR, USA Today, and the Washington Post, among others.

Betty White, Carson Kressley, Joe Mantegna, Richard Simmons, Tippi Hedren, Willard Scott, Brigitte Bardot, Dr. Allen Schoen, DVM, Dr. Marty Becker, DVM, and numerous other animal-loving celebrities have endorsed our books.

Now we have meticulously gathered together experience and insights we gained since beginning Angel Animals Network in 1996. We are excited to share with other writers the shortcuts, pitfalls, techniques, and challenges of writing about pets and animals.

In today’s world, we know from practical experiences that pet writing can serve as a welcomed additional source of income. Even in a down economy, with two out of three American homes having pets, and most people viewing pets as family members, the market for pet and animal books remains insatiable.

Why do New York Times best-selling authors, such as Susan Orlean, and celebrities, such as Shirley MacLaine, write animal books? These are authors who have written about many topics but they know that people today can’t get enough of the unconditional love, laughter, and fascination animals bring into our lives.

Why, when so many other books are floundering, do pet books remain successful?

It’s simple. Do the math.

If you have a pet, you want to read a pet book. If you don’t have a pet, you want to read a pet book, because it helps to fill the hole in your heart a furry friend would occupy. That’s a lot of people who want to read books, magazines, blogs, articles, essays and website content about pets and animals.

Go to www.allenandlindaanderson.com to download WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH now. You’ll love the 14-day return offer.

We’re introducing to you today the most unique writing book ever! And that’s no exaggeration or hype.

You won’t be able to match this book with any other writing book for its practical information about writing, publishing, and marketing. WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH has all the basics and so much more in its three-part course.

A 150-page Manual Filled with one-of-a-kind information about writing, publishing, and marketing that you won’t find anywhere else; includes real-life examples from professional pet authors.

A 115-page Workbook Loaded with 74 exercises and writing prompts that will lead you through every phase of writing about pets.

A 10-minute Audio Recorded Podcast Our chance to talk to you about how we started at mid-life with love for our family pets and built up a business as successful pet book authors who could help animals everywhere with our writing.

Features that make the eighteen modules we wrote for you into a delightful and ONE-OF-A-KIND course are:

* how to observe and write about your pet’s personality
* what your choice of a pet might be saying about you
* the noteworthy aspects of a multi-pet home
* how setting and context affects what you write about pets
* hints for making choices about dialogue and action when animals don’t speak in words
* putting human-pet relationships under a magnifying glass for revealing the delicious details
* discovering the journey you and your pet are taking together
* tricks for transforming your pet writing into page-turners that people have to read
* developing a professional style and voice for pet writing
* becoming aware of animal activists’ hot-button issues you haven’t considered
* enhancing your pet writing (and publishing opportunities) with animal photography
* editing and rewriting with a cat on your lap or a dog at your feet
* overcoming hesitation about publishing what you write
* finding and interviewing ordinary people, authors, experts, and celebrities who love animals
* deciding on the form that best suits your writing about pets and animals
* six proven elements for writing a pet article that gets published
* how to choose an intriguing title for your pet book, story, or article
* overcoming pet-writers’ block and getting unstuck
* finding time and making space for pet writing
* having realistic expectations about pet writing and publication
* how to build a pet-writing career from nothing to selling what you write
* becoming a pet expert that readers respect
* the intricate and complex world of self-publishing pet books
* why self-publishing a pet book is no longer a second choice
* finding a publisher to make an investment in your pet book and writing career
* writing a dynamite pet book proposal
* how to write, syndicate, maximize, and monetize a pet blog
* finding a reputable literary agent to represent your pet book and build your writing career
* eight signs that an “agent” may really be a con artist
* best ways to market, promote, and sell your pet book and pet writing
* why you should think about hosting a pet-writing contest
* building an amazing platform with media attention BEFORE your book is published
* bibliography of pet books for analyzing craft, styles, and formats
* benefits of having a writing coach for achieving your pet writing goals
* and SO much more…

Want to take the first steps toward mastering a form of writing that will connect you with animal-loving people around the world and across cultures?

Want to honor an animal who has meant much to you?

Want to use writing to acquaint potential customers or clients with your pet business or service?

Go to www.allenandlindaanderson.com

Join us in making the world a better place for animals and people

through the power and love of the written word. Animals can’t speak or write – but YOU can.

Let us help you make those dreams come true.

Sincerely,
Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network — Where Pets Are Family

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DUAL JOURNEYS

(Excerpted from WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH: Writing about Pets and Animals for Love and Money by Allen and Linda Anderson, Angel Animals Network, 2011. All rights reserved.)

From Part One: Writing about Pets and Animals, Module Five, The Journey — Person and Pet

Pet books and stories, especially memoirs and personal experience accounts, depict the journey of a person and an important animal in the person’s life. Readers get involved in the emotional elements of the story when the main characters — the person and the pet –change and grow.

A simultaneous dual journey involves a person and a pet having experiences together over the same time period. Each of them moves from a beginning of their relationship to the climax and resolution of their most pressing crisis. Then the story finishes with an ending either of their time together or of the main conflict they faced.

A parallel dual journey may happen simultaneously or at different times. In this type of story the pet and person share an issue, such as fear of abandonment. Together they help each other resolve the issue. Some parallel dual journeys involve pets and people who both have the same or similar illnesses or serious challenges to battle.

A separate but equal dual journey is one in which the person or pet has significant experiences happen before or after they are together. This type of dual journey usually occurs when a beloved pet has died, and the person continues on with life, possibly with another pet.

At some point in any dual journey, the lives of the person and pet must intersect. This is when the person comes to understand the roles he and his pet are playing for each other. The discovery is likely the person’s Moment of Truth in the story.

In the popular book MARLEY & ME, the dual journey structure was a logical way to tell both the author’s and the dog’s stories in one book. John Grogan and his wife Jennifer embarked upon a journey of getting married, finding jobs, and starting a family.

Their journey intersected with that of a rambunctious yellow Labrador retriever named Marley. The pet grew up in the course of the memoir from an untrainable puppy to an adult dog with serious issues that impacted the Grogans’ marriage and family life.
EXAMPLE:

The dual journey of Marley & Me is simultaneous.

Marley’s journey shows his oversized fears and drama as he becomes an indispensable member of the Grogan family.

John’s journey is that of a young man who at first, is focused on a career and new marriage. He becomes a respected journalist, father, and somewhat successful tamer of Marley.

John’s Moment of Truth or climax and resolution occur when Marley is about to die. It is then that John realizes and states with clarity to Marley that this ever-loving companion was a good dog.

The trick in a dual journey story is to not lose one thread while the other is unraveling and unfolding. Pet memoirs, even the best-selling books, have reached various levels of success with this dance. The best ones choose to feature events that include both the person and the animal.

Even when the animal is not part of a chapter, the person refers to the pet or remembers something that brings the animal back into the picture.

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From Part Two: From Writing about Pets and Animals to Getting Published, Module Eleven, What Form Should Your Pet Writing Take?

Worksheet # 11-2, Try This Prompt
The Road Not Taken

Choose an experience from the period of your life when you and the animals you want to write about were together. This should be something that really rattled you and maybe even changed the entire course of your life. Write about it with as much detail as you can.

Tell how the experience moved you into another path or direction.

Now write about what your life would have been like if this experience had never happened or had turned out differently. How would it have been if the animal had not been part of it?

Compare the two accounts and see if you have a deeper insight into why you had the experience. Why did things turn out as they did? What did the animal contribute to the experience?

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From Part Three, Publishing and Marketing Your Pet and Animal Writing, Module Fourteen, Self-Publishing Pet Books

So why bother self-publishing a pet book?

Although bookstores may have a policy of not carrying self-published books, sometimes independent and even chain stores will buy a few from local authors. They will shelve them, as long as the author will lets them return unsold the books. Don’t be discouraged. Stopping by to chat with a bookstore manager can encourage him or her to carry your book or even to schedule a book signing.

But pet books have the advantage of selling to a specific niche market — animal lovers who buy books. This means they sell well in places other than bookstores.

Here are just a few of ways that self-published pet book authors sell their books:

* Pet supply stores may sell self-published pet books, especially those written by local authors.

* Often libraries will buy self-published pet books from local authors and even offer them the opportunity to make presentations about their books for library patrons.

* People buy animal books as gifts for their animal loving friends.

* When someone adopts a pet or loses a pet, friends often give them a pet book.

* Pet books sell in gift shops and anywhere people buy gifts.

* Self-published authors can use part or all of their profits to support their favorite animal charities. They can donate books to animal shelter silent auctions, where animal lovers get to know the authors by seeing the books on display and reading about them in the auction brochure.

* Animal organizations sometimes buy books to give as rewards to their top donors.

* Authors sell their pet books at a discount to animal nonprofit organizations that in turn, sell the books to raise funds.

* Animal books aren’t limited to being sold to the general public in bookstores. They sell in pet supply stores, at fairs, as part of workshops and speaking engagements, and anywhere people who love animals gather.

* Sometimes a pet book author strikes a deal with a pet product, or service company and the company buys the books at a discount to offer as incentives for buying their product or service.

Get creative and you’ll see a multitude of places, people, and outlets that would be great for selling your self-published pet book.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

Can you envision yourself as a pet writer? What will your writing do to help animals, other people, and you?

WHAT PEOPLE WHO TOOK A PET-WRITING COURSE FROM ALLEN AND LINDA ANDERSON SAY:

“I have a more hopeful feeling of being published than ever before. I was given tons of new resources and I feel very hopeful for my writing future” –GP

“Wonderfully practical with real world advice and guidance. I am excited. Adopt me! The Andersons are GREAT mentors!” –SK

“Thank you for all the quality information for the starting writer in the pet world. I now have all I need!” –BLW

“So many resources for writing and getting published. It could be used for any type of book or article.” –SRT

Go to www.allenandlindaanderson.com to buy and download your three-part pet writing course now.

We welcome you to the wonderful world of writing about animals.

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Note: Immediately after your purchase you will receive an email with the link to download WOOF, MEOW, WRITE, PUBLISH.

 

Inspirational Writing and Publishing Today

ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW WRITING CLASS

Inspirational Writing and Publishing Today

In this spiritually hungry world, people long to be comforted and inspired. Self-help, New Thought, religious books, daily meditations, memoirs, and personal true story anthologies top the bestseller lists. In this class, you’ll learn the forms, elements, and markets for inspirational writing and read samples from masterful writers. You’ll get tips for moving from self-expression to service by writing about your life’s experiences in ways that help others.

We’ll also talk about a system for framing chapters in a book-length work or for organizing an article. This class offers nurturing feedback and suggestions for rewriting, polishing, and getting published. It includes individual review of your assignments or book in progress. For intermediate and advanced writers and beginning writers who want to explore the inspirational genres. Individual consultation with the instructor. Small copy fee.

30% Lecture or Presentation
25% Writing Exercises
25% Sharing of Student Work
20% Review of Master Works

Teaching Artist: Linda Anderson
Age Group: Adult
Location: Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. So., Minneapolis, 55414
(near The Guthrie Theatre)
Day: Mondays
Date: July 11-August 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Level: Open to All

People who have taken the inspirational writing class in the past say:

“I received more information through Linda and this class than I could possibly have imagined. – Sherry

I was very impressed that Linda took the time to meet outside of class with every student. She was extremely organized and thorough. I’m leaving with a wealth of information for when I’m ready for it. Thank you.”

“This class exceeded my expectations. The instructor was excellent and really had a great teaching style. I felt I learned more about the genre, where and how to get published, and I also gained valuable knowledge with ‘how-to’ tips from an experienced writer.”

Linda Anderson is coauthor of the Angel Animals ongoing series of 12 inspirational books, plus articles, blogs, newsletters, and columns about the benefits of human-animal companionship. She is a regular contributing writer for Beliefnet. Linda and her husband received the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster and they each were awarded a Minnesota Governor’s Commendation for their contributions to the state as authors. Linda is the author of 35 Golden Keys to Who You Are & Why You’re Here. Her Writing on the Run website was named by Writer’s Digest magazine as one of the best for writers. She has taught at the Loft since 1998 and won an Anderson Center Residency for Outstanding Teachers. www.angelanimals.net

Register: In person at Open Book. Online www.loft.org/classes-at-the-loft/register-now. Phone: 612-379-8999, Fax: 612-215-2576, Mail: The Loft Literary Center, Att: Education, Open Book, Suit 200, 1011 Washington Avenue, South, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Allen and Linda Anderson
ANGEL ANIMALS NETWORK – Where Pets Are Family
www.angelanimals.net

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BOOK EVENT — DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM

We are looking forward to an upcoming trip to Madison, Wisconsin where we will speak and welcome stories about and photos of your dogs at the Barnes & Noble East Towne Mall, Saturday April 16, 12:00 noon.

We will be presenting DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM. A highlight of this event is that we will also feature a wonderful local animal assisted therapy organization, Dogs on Call. The president of this group will present a demonstration with her dog Kooper listening to a child read.

Kooper and Laura are one of twenty-one teams that volunteer in the R.E.A.D. program that Dogs on Call provides to schools and libraries in the Madison area. We hope to see you at the Barnes & Noble that day.

You Ought to Be in Pictures: A Screenwriter Debuts Short Stories That Would Make Great Films

You may have read one of Linda Anderson’s Angel Animals series of books as she explores the deep bond between people and their pets. But did you know that Linda also writes fiction? She’s inviting you to read her book of short stories available in E-book format.
 
Linda, an award-winning writer, takes film buffs and readers into realistic and quirky worlds where unforgettable characters with compelling conflicts come alive on the screens of imaginations. Using loglines and genres to set the tone, she presents eight unique plots and a range of engaging characters. She encourages readers to become producers (at least, in their minds) and cast the stories as full-length films and short features.
 
“Feature Length Film” stories in this collection answer the question: What if?

What if a New Jersey rowhouse wall that separates two people, who are in need of mutual redemption, reveals them to each other? What if Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were reunited with the help of a pliable young couple who impersonate the icons? What if an act of school violence destroyed everything a dedicated teacher believed in? What if making a list of qualities for an ideal man had unexpected consequences?
 
In the “Short Features” stories section of You Ought to Be in Pictures, a grandmother in the 1950s takes on Walter Cronkite and issues a prophetic warning about media influencing the outcome of news stories. A son seeks a unique kind of revenge before his father’s demise. And a teenage nun learns about love from a dying plumber.
 
You Ought to Be in Pictures: A Screenwriter Debuts Short Stories That Would Make Great Films challenges readers to envision themselves as filmmakers and to view the book’s short stories as movies they would love seeing on the big screen. Film rights to each of the stories are available. Hollywood, are you listening?
 
You can order from Amazon.com or from the Angel Animals Network Online Bookstore.
 
Amazon Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/You-Ought-Pictures-Screenwriter-ebook/dp/B00427YK2Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285191759&sr=1-1
 
Angel Animals Online Bookstore (PDF):
http://shop.angelanimals.net/product.sc;jsessionid=A40FDAB26544F0A462E436BA6B4F1830.qscstrfrnt01?productId=23&categoryId=1