Excited to share an interview for a podcast I did with Maggie Smith of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. We talk about my journey from adapting a screenplay I’d written into my debut novel, Someone to Watch Over, which won the WFWA 2019 Rising Star Award.
Had a blast appearing on the Writer Writer Pants on Fire podcast! https://www.mindymcginnis.com/podcast. We talked about transitioning from screenwriting to novel writing and how I adapted my book, Someone to Watch Over, from a screenplay I had written that placed as a Quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship program.
I was honored to participate in Women’s Fiction Day, sponsored by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Three readers won free signed copies, one each from the U.S., Canada and Pakistan. I’m grateful for the support and interest of all my readers!
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Tom Sumner of the Tom Sumner Program, a local and Internet radio program based in Flint, Michigan. It was a wonderful and wide-ranging conversation about writing book fiction and screenwriting, of which I’ve done both as a novelist and a produced screenwriter.
Here is the interview. Thank you for listening! Would love to hear what you think! — William
To honor Women’s Fiction Day (June 8th), I’m giving away three signed copies
of SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER.
“With lovingly flawed characters and a touch of the paranormal, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER is a heartfelt story about the complicated relationships within a family and the healing power of truth. I could not put it down!” ~ Kelli Estes, USA Today bestselling author of TODAY WE GO HOME and THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK
To enter the signed giveaway, simply follow me on Instagram at @williamschreiberauthor. Please message “WFWA Giveaway,” and the books will go to the first three entries. I’ll private‐message the winners for mailing information. Thanks, best of luck, and thank you for supporting women’s fiction!
Women’s Fiction Day was established by Women’s Fiction Writers of America (WFWA) in 2019. It’s a day to celebrate the authors, stories, readers, bookstores and fans of the women’s fiction genre. The WFWA is a wonderfully supportive, engaging and inclusive organization, and I join my fellow authors in encouraging readers to explore the amazing variety and energy found in women’s fiction stories.
Well… not quite on Broadway, but it’s still fun! SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER is featured as a new release on BroadwayWorld.com, the site that helps make “the neon lights bright” in the world-famous theater district with coverage of all things Broadway.
It’s interesting that I first wrote SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER as a screenplay. So, its journey has taken it from being written for the silver screen into the publishing world, and now its nose is pressed against Broadway’s window. 🙂
Tap/click the photo to check it out!