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Kerry Reis was born in Oregon and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he graduated with a bachelor’s in motion picture and television arts. He worked for ABC Television for twenty eight years and became the associate director of digital broadcast communications for the Disney ABC Television Group. He has travelled widely throughout the United States and Europe but currently live in Los Angeles, California.


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Kerry Reis I remember hearing the story of William Faulkner who went to speak about writing to a group of college students. He stood up on stage and asked the…moreI remember hearing the story of William Faulkner who went to speak about writing to a group of college students. He stood up on stage and asked the assembled students how many of them wanted to be writers. After everyone's hands went up, he proclaimed, "Then what are you doing here? Go out and write." Then he left the room. Writing is patience while finding the commitment and security to express yourself. It will require one to listen to criticism and determine what criticism is valid and useful and what isn't. Even though I self-published my novel, I still paid for a round of professional editing, which I feel provided a professional polish to the work, well worth the price. Some writers have stories lined up for ages, while others may only see a few stories in a lifetime. For the later, remember that Harper Lee only wrote one novel, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a literary classic.(less)
Kerry Reis I received my initial inspiration for my novel, "Legacy Discovered," after I watched the classic 70's movie "Love Story" for the first time on cable…moreI received my initial inspiration for my novel, "Legacy Discovered," after I watched the classic 70's movie "Love Story" for the first time on cable on a slow August night. The straightforward story of a man from a wealthy family, rejecting his heritage to marry a woman from a lower social class was a bit over-the-top especially with the sudden tragedy of Jennifer's terminal illness at the end. However, I thought what if Jennifer did not die and then thought what if Jennifer did not know about Oliver's background. It took me about a week to think of a basic plot, but I still had to debate motivation with myself at specific plot points and do some simple research for other plot junctures. As a bow to the initial inspiration, I named my main characters after the stars of "Love Story," Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw. The end result added a touch of mystery to the premise and brought in additional self-reflection with the addition of Ryan and Ali’s children. I hope readers enjoy it.(less)
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A couple of holiday seasons ago, shortly after I created my website, I wrote a blog post about one of my favorite Christmas movies, The Gathering. I started out the post by writing that I set aside time for all of the new holiday movies that run on a few cable channels. Since then, the number of holiday movies have expanded tremendously over a number of channels, as LMN, UP, ION and AMC has joi...

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"This book is highly reminiscent of The Sun Also Rises, so Hemingway fans would probably enjoy it. It would be a fantastic Lifetime movie. Legacy Discovered is about a man who took on his dying friend's identity to escape from his domineering fathe..." Read more of this review »
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