Shawn S. Lealos

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August 11, 1970

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Shawn S. Lealos is the author of Dollar Deal, a non-fiction novel about Stephen King’s Dollar Baby Filmmakers, and is starting work on a new contemporary fantasy series set in the world of superheroes. Over his career, Shawn has worked as a filmmaker, including making a Stephen King Dollar Baby movie of his own titled I Know What You Need. He has also worked as a journalist and online film critic and was a voting member of the Oklahoma professional film critics’ organization.

Shawn has also hosted two different Stephen King Dollar Baby film festivals, one in Houston and one in Seattle, and works hard to promote the numerous Dollar Baby filmmakers who have worked hard to make their dreams come true. He is currently writing his next fiction no

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Shawn S. Lealos When I was in college at the University of Oklahoma, I was a professional writing major and was reading everything I could about fiction writing. I st…moreWhen I was in college at the University of Oklahoma, I was a professional writing major and was reading everything I could about fiction writing. I started to read screenplays as well and grabbed the screenplay for The Shawshank Redemption. In the intro, Frank Darabont mentioned he started his career as a "Dollar Baby Filmmaker" and that is how he got his start.

I made my own Dollar Baby after that - based on the Stephen King short story "I Know What You Need" ( Night Shift). Years later, I was bartending and had an idea for a book about the Dollar Baby Filmmakers.

I reached out to the ones I had met over the years (Jay Holben, James Cole) and the webmaster of a site dedicated to Stephen King short films named Bernd, and I found many more filmmakers. I contacted them and they were willing to tell me their stories - so my book Dollar Deal became a reality.

I wanted to share the inspirational stories of people who achieved their dreams thanks to Stephen King.(less)
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The Day My Life Turned Upside Down

It is kind of strange how you can be just moving through life and then something happens that just completely throws everything out of whack, changes everything in one instant, and makes you reevaluate everything – and I mean everything – in your life. That happened in my life on May 15.


On May 14, everything was normal. My wife Johanna was at work, selling shoes at CHAMPS. I took our son Ash to a

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"If you're going to pick this up, you owe it to yourself - and to Chris - to pick up "A Lion's Tale" first so you can get completely caught up with Chris' life and history with wrestling.

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