Regional writer Scott D. Roberts, author of Vengeance is Now (www.vengeanceisnow.com) has been named a winner in the 2013 “50 Great Writers You Should be Reading” contest sponsored by the Authors Show (www.theauthorsshow.com). Roberts won for his first novel Vengeance is Now and will be featured in the book 50 Writers You Should be Reading.
Roberts was selected as a finalist and winner after submitting his humorous essay “Russell Crowe is a Complete Jerk.” Vengeance is Now, an erotic-thriller, takes readers into the life of Tate Holloway, a disgraced former police detective and secret gigolo, who goes on the run after his arch nemesis and serial killer “The Eye” successfully frames him for murder.
Roberts comes from the Hollywood film community where he wrote, produced, and co- directed the award-winning documentary, “Gas Hole,” narrated by Peter Gallagher. He has written several screenplays and has had projects optioned or bought by Paramount, Columbia, MGM, EUE/Screen Gems, and New Line.
“Making a film is such a collaborative, creative process with many people’s hands in the cookie jar,” said Roberts. “Writing the book allowed me to escape into Tate’s world and enjoy the process of sharing the words on the paper with an audience. When you hand in a screenplay for a film or TV show, you have no clue how the final product will stray from your vision. 3L allowed me the freedom to do what I do, but also assist in the final product in a very ‘artist-friendly’ environment. This has truly been one of the great creative relationships I’ve ever encountered.”
Vengeance is Now is available on Amazon, select bookstores, and the 3L Publishing website (www.3LPublishing.com). The eBook version is available on Kindle, Nook and iBook.