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Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
Read the August 2015 TWITTER Short Story Winners – 10 Stories!

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EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE – Chapter 2 Reading by Carl Jackson (plus interview)

Watch the Reading of EDGE EAST WIND IN PARADISE:

Reading performed by actress Maya Woloszyn

Get to know writer Carl Jackson:

1. What is your novel about?

Edge: East Wind in Paradise is about a Barbadian government operative named Shannon Edge who thwarts an attempt to smuggle arms into the country and is left with more questions than answers. As his investigation draws him closer to the truth, he becomes entangled in a deadly game of murder, money and power.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

People should read the book because it’s exciting and the themes and the characters help to hold it together. Although the original novel was written in 1981, when I updated the book to reflect the changes in 21st century technology and lifestyle, the themes and politics remained constant. We currently live in a world where the distribution of wealth isn’t equal with some countries facing economic collapse and those topics are central to the novel.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories for so long that it kind of slips my mind (laughs). I started writing short stories in the 60’s and then began to write some novels in the late 70’s and 80’s. I’m looking forward to continuing the adventures of Shannon Edge and I have two more Edge novels that are currently in progress.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I love cowboys and I’m a big John Wayne fan. True Grit was a favourite as well as the classic, Shane. I’m also a fan of the James Bond films and war movies like the Guns of Navarone.

5. Do you think this novel could be adapted into a movie?

Yes, definitely so. The themes in the novel are quite current and with the resurgence of espionage films I think that Edge: East Wind in Paradise would be an entertaining film. There are also plans to adapt the novel into a comic book and graphic novel.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written three novels so far: East Wind, another unpublished Shannon Edge manuscript and a historical novel called Nor the Battle to the Strong. I’ve also published some short stories in newspapers in the West Indies.

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

I wanted to write a book with a hero that was based in the Caribbean and since I was living in Barbados at the time I set the story there. I always had that kind of book swirling around in my head and I felt that it could make a statement and that people would enjoy reading it. I wanted it to be a local story so I tried to give it local touches.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

When I’m writing, I will begin immediately after I arrive home from work and usually work until midnight. Once things begin to flow I like to write without interruption so that I can get immersed in the stories and the characters. If I ever run into a period where the story isn’t progressing as I’d like, that’s when I go back and edit what I’ve written.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about playing cricket, politics and music, especially Jazz. I really enjoy listening to Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. and play the guitar to help me relax.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What was your feelings on the initial feedback your received?

I decided to enter the Wildsound Festival based on a suggestion from my nephew. He thought that it would be a good way to get some feedback on the novel and to help give it some exposure. The feedback from the panel was excellent and I’m grateful that East Wind was so well received.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The best advice I can give to anyone who is interested in writing is to never throw out an idea. Keep everything that comes to mind as it may not fit with what you are writing at the moment, but may be invaluable down the road.

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Read Novel Pitches:

Title: Edge: East Wind in Paradise
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/edge_east_wind_in_paradise_by_carl_jackson.html
Written by: Carl Jackson
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Espionage/Action/Adventure.

Title: Chronokari Alpha: Time is Relative
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/chronokari_alpha_time_is_relative_by_steve_bynoe.html
Written by: Steve Bynoe
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure.

Title: Rampage
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rampage_by_alan_brenham.html
Written by: Alan Brenham
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Thriller.

Title: Anonymous
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/anonymous_by_christine_benedict.html
Written by: Christine Benedict
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Mystery Thriller.

Title: Storm of Arranon
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/storm_of_arranon_by_re_sheahan.html
Written by: R E Sheahan
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family.

Title: THE LUCIFER GENOME
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_lucifer_genome_by_john_jeter_and_glen_craney.html
Written by: John Jeter and Glen Craney
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Thriller, Action, Adventure.

Title: How To Train Your Knight
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/how_to_train_your_knight_by_stella_marie_alden.html
Written by: Stella Marie Alden
Type: NOVEL
Genre: medieval romance.

Title: A SOUL’S KISS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_souls_kiss_by_debra_chapoton.html
Written by: DEBRA CHAPOTON
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Young adult, Paranormal, Fantasy.

Title: The Jersey Shore Thrill Killer: Richard Biegenwald
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_jersey_shore_thrill_killer_by_john_e_orourke.html
Written by: John E. O’Rourke
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Crime.

Title: One Hot Summer
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/one_hot_summer_by_ian_barker.html
Written by: Ian Barker
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Coming of Age.