Tuesday, October 22, 2013

And So It Goes...

Hi to all my wonderful friends!!! Yes, it was a waiting game, and although MTV passed (boo!) my producers are very optimistic they will find a home for the series, so keep lighting those candles! When I actually looked at MTV's lineup I wondered if it would be a good fit, since 99% of their programming is reality television and this would be a scripted show. On a brighter note, the National Geographic series is moving forward, so huzzah on that front! Concerning Body Language, the best I have is we shall see... One thing that has happened that is very unnerving is that I got a call from a prime time television crime series last Thursday. They would like to feature the murder of my friend, Savannah Leigh Anderson, on their one-hour program. That call really came out of nowhere and I must admit, I was reeling when we ended that call, although the producer could not have been more kind! I've been pulling together pictures/letters/memories of when I lost Savannah, which has been emotionally difficult, but healing, too. One of the things the producer is looking for is Savannah's fiance, who I knew as Bill Mills. His given name is Gene William Mills Junior. When I knew him he lived in Irvine, California and worked at Seth Thomas Company. I have a vague memory of him moving to Tennessee, but I'm not sure if that's right. If anyone knows where he is, please give me a shout out so I can pass his information along. I would very much like Savannah to be remembered in this way and Bill, who was as devastated as I at Savannah's loss, would be able to add so much to her story. Savannah's killer, Robert Lloyd Sellers, died in prison, so at least we know he can't hurt anyone else. As I tell my writing students - everything that is difficult, like Savannah's loss, always ends up in some form on the page. The act of writing is cathartic. Back to working on THE ENEMY IN THE WALLS. I'M ALMOST done, and then I'll finish DRAGONFLY EYES (it's a tribute to Savannah - I even use her name as my protagonist - which in light of recent events is sort of eerie). Oh, and I'll try to see about posting a couple of chapters. So far my editor has said 'no' but it might change as we get closer to the release date. So I'll keep my fingers on the keyboard and write Cameryn's story, which has turned out to be so cool! This one is the scariest of all, hands down! XO's, Alane

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could write some scenes from justin's pov and post them on the blog or something...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you post an excerpt from The Dead Giveaway? Like just a couple of lines?

Simran Soni said...

Do you think you could write something from Justin's POV and post it online or something...That would really help stop all the complaining about when the books will come out. Also for Body Language...why don't your producers try the CW. I mean I feel like season 5 of TVD is gonna be the last one because then they would just be dragging the show. Also then Ian Smolderhalder will be free to play Justin!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello,I've just finished the Christopher killer.i absolutely loved the book.i have wanted to be a forensic pathologist since last year but this book made it official.i can't wait to check out your other forensics books..

Anonymous said...

any updates?

Anonymous said...

are you allowed to give out ARCs?

Breanna Chilton said...

hi, my name is breanna , im 16 and im like your biggest fan, you have inspired my (hopefully) future career choice! im about to start the dying breath, it would be awesome if you could autograph it for me! (:
--->plz email me at breannachilton@gmail.com

Breanna C. said...

hi my name is breanna and im 16, im like your biggest fan! you have inspired my ( hopefully) future career choice! im about to start the dying breath and it would be AWESOME if you could autograph the book for me.! plz email me at
--> breannachilton@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How's the movie deal coming

Anonymous said...

Try abcfamily for the Christopher killings series..