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|Novelist Vivian Schilling Speaks at National Archives’ “Discovering The Civil War” Film & Lecture Series
Washington, D.C. (PRWeb, Dec. 13, 2010) Award winning novelist and actress Vivian Schilling spoke about literature and Civil War era writers to a large crowd gathered on Saturday at the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives. Her special guest appearance was presented as part of the “Discovering the Civil War” series being presented throughout the month of December by the Center for the National Archives Experience. A screening of the film, “Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories,” which stars Vivian Schilling as author Gertrude Atherton, immediately followed her presentation.
“It was a great honor and privilege to speak at the National Archives,” said Schilling. “The Civil War has inspired countless writers, none more powerfully than Civil War veteran, Ambrose Bierce. In preparing for my role as novelist Gertrude Atherton opposite Campbell Scott’s Ambrose Bierce, I became intrigued with the role the Civil War played in their work and their lives. The invitation from the National Archives to speak on this subject was an opportunity that I could not refuse.”
|'Sacred Prey' gets big-screen treatment
Brad Ingelsby to adapt Vivian Schilling's novel
|By Steven Zeitchik|
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) Hot scribe Brad Ingelsby and Warners will develop a feature based on "Sacred Prey," Vivian Schilling's novel about a hitman who becomes the victim of his own takedown.
The high-concept thriller centers on a loan shark who kills a man he believes duped him, only to wake up and find himself in the body of that man three days before the murder. He then embarks on a furious effort to prevent the murder he committed.
|Recent Film Work:|
|Schilling portrays famed writer, Gertrude Atherton, opposite Campbell Scott's Ambrose Bierce in "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories."|
|Campbell Scott, Vivian Schilling and Nathan Darrow on the set of
"Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories."
Vivian on the set of "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories" with screenwriter Kathrin Gnorski. Vivian portrays noted writer and feminist, Gertrude Atherton, in the period piece set in Sunol, California in the late 1800's.
|Vivian appears as a guest speaker at the National Archives in Washington, DC.||Vivian with director Don Maxwell at the
screening for "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories."
|The following photos are from the Quietus book tour:
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Beyond Harry and Hillary ... Book Professionals Pick 'Summer Reading Hits' At BookExpo America
NORWALK, Conn., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While few people will be surprised that the latest Harry Potter novel heads the list of "Summer Reading Hits" selected by attendees of last month's BookExpo America trade convention in Los Angeles (May 31 - June 1), they may be a bit more surprised to see that The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown and a biography, An Unfinished Life: John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Robert Dallek both beat out Living History by Hillary Clinton for the number two and three slots in this annual survey of industry professionals. With other diverse selections ranging from Sushi For Beginners to A Short History Of Nearly Everything this summer's crop of recommended picks proves that there's something for nearly everyone's taste.
"SUMMER READING HITS"
Selected by attendees of BookExpo America (May 30 - June 1, 2003)
1). "Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling
2). "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown (Doubleday)
3). "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy" by Robert Dallek
4). "Living History" by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster)
5). "Life Of Pi" by Yann Martel (Harvest Books)
6). "A Cold Heart" by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine)
7). "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson
8). "Yes, You Can Time The Market" by Ben Stein & Phil DeMuth
9). "Sushi For Beginners" by Marian Keyes (Morrow)
10). "The Clinton Wars" by Sidney Blumenthal (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
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|PENGUIN-PUTNAM PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES "QUIETUS" REPRINT RIGHTS FROM HANNOVER HOUSE
Near fatal auto accident inspires best-selling, independent novel "QUIETUS"
Inspired by the critical praise and sales momentum for "QUIETUS", Penguin-Putnam Publishing acquired the reprint / publication rights from hardcover publisher, Hannover House last month. Penguin-Putnam plans to re-release the book in tradeback format next August.
"QUIETUS" is currently available in hardcover format from Hannover House, with a suggested retail list price of $24.95. The Penguin-Putnam tradeback edition next August will list for $14.95. The book is available at bookstores everywhere, or online at many top sites including WalMart.com, Amazon.com, BAMM.com, BN.com, Borders.com and GoHastings.com. Additional information on "QUIETUS" and Vivian Schilling is available online at www.VivianSchilling.com.
TOP SUMMER READING PICKS' CHOSEN BY BOOK INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
(reprinted from BOOKNEWS and PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 2002)
CHICAGO (PRNewswire) From the bittersweet honesty of Lucky Man to the nail-biting thrills of Beach House, book consumers may find this summer's selection of new releases to be the best in years. With more than 100 major titles now available, U.S. Data Group surveyed publishing industry professionals in an attempt to determine this year's "Top Summer Reading Picks.
Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox was the most popularly selected title, followed by three thrillers, Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, City Of Bones by Michael Connelly and Quietus, a word-of-mouth hit by newcomer Vivian Schilling. Mary Higgins Clark's re-titled and re-released romance novel Mount Vernon Love Story was the next most selected book, with Janet Evanovich's Hard Eight and Tom Clancy's Red Rabbit rounding out the list of the seven most anticipated summer releases.
The survey was conducted at last month's Book Expo America convention in New York, and included approximately 1,000 book retailers, wholesalers, reviewers and publishers. Survey participants were asked to select three titles from a list of 100 nominees which they would be most likely to recommend to a customer or friend. As most of the books are new releases, some of those surveyed indicated that titles were selected based on the reputations of the authors or from publisher-supplied, advance reading copies. Book retailers participating in the survey included store managers from Barnes & Noble, Borders, Hastings Books, Waldenbooks, W.H. Smith, Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Davis-Kidd Bookstores. Selection criteria included reading enjoyment, popularity and anticipated sales volume.