April 24: I am working with agent Jan Kardys of Unicorn for Writers in West Redding, CT. to submit a screenplay to Netflix for a multi-episode series based on “Heroes to the End.” She recently sent me a 10-page draft proposal that has four scenes, co-written by Warren Hayden, Barbara Seper and Nathan Joseph. I liked what they did with only some minor quibbles that we can work out. Kardys is sending me a contract for a screenplay for a…..
April 16: I was pleased to be accepted for membership in the Long Island Authors Group and the Military Writers Society of America. I joined both to seek advice on how to publicize “Heroes to the End” and suggestions on how to turn it into a screenplay for a Netflix series. The Long Island group consists of local book authors who have joined together to promote the Island’s writing community. It conducts seminars, holds writing workshops, discusses marketing techniques and…..
“Heroes to the End is a book of vignettes strung around the service of its author during the most turbulent times of the Vietnam War. There have been great books on Vietnam: some have skillfully chronicled the “big picture; others have told the story of the war from the small unit or “grunt’s eye” view. Heroes is different, and refreshingly so. With this book, you get stories from the rice paddies all the way up the chain of command. Smith’s…..