I will be signing copies of my Hollywood novel Marquel at the Sunscreen Film Festival - time to be determined the weekend of May 1 to 4 at Muvico Baywalk in downtown St. Petersburg.
I chose to be a sponsor as they have been instrumental in helping both Blair Skinner and Marquel Skinner with their careers.
Blair met Brunson Green, the producer of "The Help" at Sunscreen and that was before he landed the producer role. He was a just another filmmaker. She did the followup and kept in touch and that's how she got started.
Marquel attended a workshop that the casting director for Twilight (forgive me for not knowing the name) held at Sunscreen and that led to her theater work, then TV/film.
And both Marquel and Blair had web series that screened at last year's festival in California.
So why not have "the film mom" screen her booktrailer that Blair directed and Marquel starred in along with Eric Roberts at the festival that got her daughters off to a great start!
I figured a Hollywood novel would be fitting for a film festival audience.