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You are Cordially Invited to Read the Latest about writer and lyricist Scott Welch and writer Scott Frank
Newsletter Dated: 7/15/2003 10:55:41 AM

Subject: As Rumor Has It...

At times, rumors can be fun and exciting to pass on, as in this instance, where it would be a wonderful thing to happen--at least as far as ScottNews is concerned.

Rumor has reached ScottNews from a person with loose ties to Hollywood-types that someone may be looking at "Darkness Descends" for the Silver Screen. We know that Hollywood-types can live anywhere in the world nowadays, especially with e-mail, FedEx, faxes, etc., a screenwriter can reside in Denver (CO), a director in Media (PA), producers in Fort Hood (TX), etc., etc. It has been years since motion pictures were actually fully produced in Hollywood but that image and the mystique of Tinsel Town has persisted over the decades--and we think that's good. After all, there is the Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre (with scores of hand and foot prints by those we love in movies), among other notable landmarks. And the Academy Awards now presents the Oscars in Hollywood proper at the fabulous Kodak Theater (as opposed to the Shrine Auditorium in LA, near USC).

Anyway, continuing on about "Darkness Descends," many friends of ScottNews who have read the book have commented that they think it would make a great movie. Most often people state that they get emotionally tied to the characters. That they can really feel the emotions of the characters. Could it possibly be true that someone in Hollywood actually agrees?

You can probably see why this rumor is one that is a must to share.

Of course, along with rumors of this particular nature, there would undoubtedly be some sort of fantasy that goes with it.

And, here it is.

Wouldn't it be too much if a certain screenwriter named, of all things, Scott Frank ("Get Shorty," "Minority Report," among others) were to be someone to get involved in this rumored (hopeful, "wouldn't it be great") "Darkness Descends" project, written by a novelist with the pseudonym (reached totally co-incidentally), of all things, Scott Frank?

Well, stranger things in the world (must) have certainly happened. Though, at this writing, any of those stanger things escapes ScottNews.

At this point, ScottNews is uncertain whether or not the rumor will be chased up. It may be much nicer just to think that it might be or have been true rather than finding out that it is (was) a total figment of an over-active imagination.

If you have yet to devour "Darkness Descends," the best deal is still at Barnes&Noble.com. Go to http://www.bn.com and search for the ISBN 1591131286. They have a $15.95 price for the book and a $14.36 price for Readers Advantage members. And they offer their famous free shipping for purchasing two or more books. BTW, ScottNews recommends Clive Cussler's newest "White Death"-cowritten with Paul Kemprecos-as a second book.

After all, Mr. Cussler did say "Darkness Descends" is "A real spellbinder with a multitude of twists and turns through a labyrinth of intrigue. A read not easily forgotten...a timeless tale of suspense." In an e-mail to Scott, Mr. Cussler even stated that "Darkness Descends" is better than his first published novel! ("Mediterranean Caper," 1973.) Nice praise, but Scott doubts that that is truly the case. But, it certainly is nice to be told so.

Always keep in mind, that if you would rather purchase "Darkness Descends" as an eBook for your desktop or laptop computer, you can do that at http://www.booklocker.com/books/786.html (for the PDF format) or at http://www.firstprint.com/authorswelch2.htm (for the Microsoft Reader version). Additionally, FirstPrint.com offers Scott's short story "iloveyoudotcom."

You can also visit the following web sites: http://www.authorsden.com/scottfrank and http://www.authorsden.com/scottdwelch for other information.

That's the news (rumor) for now.

Enjoy reading "Darkness Descends."

Best,

ScottNews



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