William's debut has been described as Where the Crawdads Sing meets Ghost and definitely fits in the women's fiction/book club fiction space. He shares with me how listening to his editor’s ideas resulted in expanding a part of his novel which has since become a moving touchstone for readers. And if you’ve ever wondered about the differences between a screenplay and a novel, this is the podcast to listen to as William’s novel began life AS an award-winning movie script before he refashioned into his debut novel, which tied for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Rising Star Award in 2019.
This debut novel was adapted from his original screenplay, which has won or been nominated for many competition awards, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. He made his screenwriting debut with the coming-of-age family film Captiva Island. Currently at work on his next novel, he lives in Seattle with his wife, Pam.
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