My Stories

A little of this, a little of that...

Book

Dear Dead Maureen is about a gal named Liv who looks up from her mothering/wifely/barista duties and can't believe how much she hates her super lame life. She bitches to the only person who will listen and understand, her best friend Maureen, the only problem is Liv's best friend Maureen died a few years ago... 

(I'm being pitched as a pilot too! Info below)

Pilots

Newly divorced big city detective Honor abruptly leaves her high-profile NYC precinct and returns with her sensitive son to her small hometown and rejoins the macho local police force consisting of among others, her brother, her now-married first love and her father the captain. 

Forty-year old fish out of water Bostonian living in LA, Liv Fox comes to from a New Year's Eve induced drunken state and realizes she totally hates her life. She writes detailed letters to 'The Rotting Corpse of Dead Maureen', her dead best friend, lamenting her job, soon-to-be ex-husband, kids, friends or lack thereof, road rage-y existence in an effort to deal. She doesn't hear back...

(I'm a novel - info above!)

Features

A driven and dissatisfied stay-at-home mom and wannabe author develops a relationship with a lonely, disillusioned movie star who offers her his guest house to complete her novel.

Pitch: Pretty Woman meets A Walk on the Moon

**August 2017 Award winner Los Angeles Independent Film Festival**

A successful New York businesswoman on the verge of her 38th birthday is summoned home to New England to help her ailing father and while there must confront painful events from her past.

Pitch: Beautiful Girls meets American Beauty 

A bank loan officer, recently dumped by her boyfriend for being 'too boring' takes up Extreme Sports in an effort to win him back. 

Pitch: Bridget Jones meets Legally Blonde

**Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award 2017 Broad Humor Film Festival**

Children's Books

An angry Queen is struck with an insatiable hunger and is instructed by the wizard to choose an orphan boy to help gather ingredients and prepare the only remedy that will work - little boy soup! On their journey she falls for the child eventually adopting him as her own and finally satisfying the void deep within.

32 pages, illustrated by my mom, the artist Pat McNabb

An angry Queen is struck with an insatiable hunger and is instructed by the wizard to choose an orphan boy to help gather ingredients and prepare the only remedy that will work - little boy soup! On their journey she falls for the child eventually adopting him as her own and finally satisfying the void deep within.

32 pages, illustrated by my mom, the artist Pat McNabb

An old wardrobe is cast out to the curb but is scooped up by a young couple, refurbished and placed in their new baby’s room.  

32 pages, illustrated by my mom, the artist Pat McNabb

© 2016 by Marion McNabb Grace

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