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Book Pipeline Winner: Genre Novel Reimagines a Ghost Story

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The Last to See Me – 2017 Book Pipeline Winner M Dressler is the nom de plume of novelist, essayist, and professor Mylene Dressler. Following a successful career as a professional ballet dancer, she earned her PhD at Rice University, where she wrote and finished her first novel, The Medusa Tree, about a young dancer struggling against war and the myths of beauty and power entangling her family. Praised for this debut work as “a natural born storyteller” (Library Journal), she followed it with her “splendid” (The New York Times) second novel, The Deadwood Beetle, the story of an aging entomologist haunted by his harrowing, war-time past. Her stories often explore characters battling their ghosts, including her comic third novel, The Floodmakers(“a hilariously poisonous, devilish little tale”—Booklist), about a playwright who must decide whether to live or die among his obsessive family. In her most recent book, the genre-bending The Last To See Me, she chose to reinvent…

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Book Pipeline Seeks Fiction and Non-fiction for Film/TV Adaptation – Learn More

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Launched in 2014, Book Pipeline was conceived by the creators of industry-leader Script Pipeline as the first competition specifically seeking new material for film and television adaptation. Book Pipeline actively develops writers worldwide and prepares their work for ongoing, widespread exposure to producers, agents, and other execs in need of projects for all markets, indie and studio. For over 20 years, Script Pipeline has bridged the gap between up-and-coming writers and the industry through a unique, long-term, hands-on facilitation process. The result thus far has been $6 million in scripts sold to studios and networks since 2000. In total, across both Book and Script Pipeline, over 20,000 pieces of creative material are reviewed annually, with 1,984 entries submitted to Book Pipeline in 2017. Submit Fiction | Submit Non-fiction Learn More About Pipeline Media Group

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Book Pipeline Spotlight: Six of Crows

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Author – Leigh Bardugo Type – Book Genre – Fantasy / Heist Publisher – Henry Holt and Company Published – 2015 Ironically, when it comes to originality, you’d be hard-pressed to find it in the fantasy genre. Virtually every permutation of a world-ending war, quest for a a lost princess, usurpation of a throne, or a Chosen One saving the world has been done to death. Enter Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Instead of following those heavily trodden fantasy tales, it does something a little different— A heist. Kaz Brekker, an infamous thief, is promised a very large sum of money to rescue scientist Bo Yul-Bayur from the dreaded Ice Court. Bo Yul-Bayur has discovered jurda parem, a lethally addictive drug that greatly enhances the powers of the Grisha, a fighting force of people with magical abilities. However, the Ice Court is the most highly protected place in all of the world, and Kaz…

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Book Pipeline Winner: Biography Highlights True Founder of Crips

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I Am Raymond Washington – 2015 Book Pipeline Winner Zach Fortier was a police officer for over 30 years, specializing in K-9, SWAT, gang, domestic violence, and sex crimes as an investigator. He has written five books about police work. Curbchek, the first book, is a case-by-case account of the streets, as he worked them from the start of his 30 career. Streetcreds details the time Zach spent in a gang task force and the cases that occurred. The third book is by far the most gritty: Curbchek-Reload, where Zach is damaged–and dangerously so, suffering from PTSD and the day-to-day violence of working the street. Hero To Zero is Zach’s fourth book and recalls cops he worked with that were incredibly talented but ended up going down in flames–some ended up in jail, prison, and one on the FBI’s ten most wanted list. Released in 2014, Landed On Black covers the constant state of hyper-vigilance required to survive the…

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Book Pipeline Winner: A Timely One-Woman Comedy Play

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Application Pending – 2016 Book Pipeline Winner GREG EDWARDS wrote the scripts for Application Pending (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination) and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway), both co-authored with Andy Sandberg, lyrics for Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award for Best New Musical), and book and lyrics for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (City Theatre, Samuel French OOB Festival winner, Take a Ten Musicals), Taking the Plunge (Samuel French OOB Festival, NYMF), and The Almost In-Laws (Take a Ten Musicals). He has collaborated with Marvin Hamlisch (White House Governors’ Dinner, Mr. Hamlisch’s holiday tour) and Arthur Laurents (Love Affair). Greg’s essays are published in Avidly (Los Angeles Review of Books) and McSweeney’s, and his game Jessica Plunkenstein and the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (NYT “Best Adventure Game of the Year”) was published by PC Gamer UK. Honors and approximations thereof include the BMI Harrington Award, the Fred Ebb Award (two-time finalist), and a Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (top-12 semifinalist). Greg graduated Phi Beta Kappa…

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Book Pipeline Winner: Vivid Neo-Noir Breathes Life into the Genre

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Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus – 2014 Book Pipeline Winner Milo Behr grew up in New York, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies alongside David Farland, Kevin J. Anderson, Eugie Foster, and others. Academically, he’s published through IEEE, ICSTC and others, and spoken at SIGGRAPH, BIA/Kelsey’s ILM, VFX and elsewhere. Milo has taught, and guest-lectures on, film production and information technology on the university level, and has twice been commended by the US Army for outstanding research. He invented DigiClay Animation (his animation shop was the first to computer-animate Gumby), Cryptocast streaming media encryption, and a variety of other technologies. He lives among the Rocky Mountains with his wife and three children. A sequel to his Book Pipeline winning novel will be released in 2019. Read Beowulf: A Bloody Calculus. Follow on: Site | Twitter From Book Pipeline: “Such a rich, immersive experience. The story digs in its feet from the first chapter…

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