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Potential Movie Rights Contract

Potential Movie Rights Contract


Potential Movie Rights Contract

Several years ago I had a dream, a crazy dream, but with encouragement from friends and family, I decided to go for it. I wanted to write a children’s book series. With the convenience of the internet, I began making lists of all that I needed to learn.  The list seemed insurmountable, but as with any list, if one takes a step at a time, it is possible. I wrote the book, found an editor and published on Amazon.com.

The Mystic Princesses were more than a dream!


Reviews help sell books, so I sought feedback from trusted organizations. I entered my books into the Writers’ Digest Self-Published Book Awards contest. And I submitted them to IndieBRAG, LLC for review. The reviews came back and I was ecstatic with the messages. They listed a few things that could be improved, which I incorporated.

And then the email of my dreams came. I woke up one morning a few months ago and found a message that a studio was interested in a potential movie rights contract.  I’m honored to have been considered. With a little fanfare and a lot of grateful feelings, here is the message:

Dear PJ,

I am trying to track down the film/TV rights to your Mystic Princesses books. Do you have an agent or manager who handles the film/TV rights on your behalf? If so, would you be so kind as to forward me their contact information? We have a database for film/TV rights to books, and one of our clients was interested in your series. I can be reached at e****er@r*********er.com. Thank you and best wishes.

Next, I corresponded with the firm that contacted me, as well as found an agent and an attorney willing to assist with negotiations. However, it didn’t work out, but I thought I’d share the message anyway.

So my message for you is: follow your dream! You never know where it might lead if you don’t try. And if you do try, with a lot of hard work, surrounding yourself with professionals in the field, research and some luck sprinkled in, you could hit the jackpot.

ACX Audiobooks – A “New” Frontier – Part 2

ACX Audiobooks

Payment methods, distribution rights, the bounty program  and narrator auditions were discussed in my first blog post about converting After “I Do!” A Marriage Map to an audio book. This post explains the marketing decisions, cover art, the final editing process and the finished product.

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Adventures in Japan – Part 5

 Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Terry and I went to Kamakura to see some of the temples and the Great Buddha. The Great Buddha was huge, and it was easy to see why it is called the Great Buddha. When we were at one of the temples, four or five Japanese girls came up and started talking to us. They were around 13 or 14 years old, which is a giggly age in Japan, just like here. The girls had a school assignment that was a list of specific questions to ask if they saw anyone that might speak English.


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Yellowstone Vacation – Part 5

Yellowstone Vacation – Part 5

Friday, September 14, 2001

 When we woke up, we called the United flight information number, and were informed that the flight was cancelled. This did not break our hearts considering that we weren’t sure that the security threats were under control yet.

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