As you can see, I've published a non-fiction book "How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit."
However, under my new married name, I have finished a novel entitled Schizo
that is inspired by my time as a medical student.
An ambitious future surgeon on his psychiatric rotation is assigned a schizophrenic patient who reveals to him specific patient information about an organized plot to control the population. His pursuit of the truth leads him to become a psychiatric patient in the same facility.
My agent has submitted this for publication, and while I have been playing the waiting game, I wrote the screenplay for the book. There's a lot of action and intrigue that plays well on the big screen. I have submitted this screenplay to a number of film festivals, and recently won an award!
April 21st Update!
I was just named a Finalist in the Los Angeles United Film Festival Screenwriting Contest in the Horror/Thriller category. Winners are announced at the festival on May 5th. It's last minute notice, and I'm trying to attend. We'll see.
April 26th Update: I WILL be attending the last day, May 5th when the awards are announced. Keeping my fingers crossed. I'm one of 3 finalists
. I've recently added a link for a pdf, above, so you can read the first 10 pages of my screenplay. I welcome all comments and if you are an industry professional, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reviewing the whole script.
July 9th Update!
I did not win in LA, but had a great time enjoying the excellent films shown there at the United Film Festival.
I just found out that I have been named a finalist in the Peachtree Village International Film Festival Atlanta Screenwriting Competition! Should be a great time in Atlanta in August.