Loads of fun yesterday and this morning at Untitled Town Book Event in downtown Green Bay. Screenwriting/movie script audience asked smart and intriguing questions to our panel. Hopefully we answered most. I found out the BC library has a top 3rd floor, and had a fun time going over the elements of setting murder plots in mid-sized cities like Green Bay! Very cozy setting and an enjoyable group. Thanks Untitled Town!
Taking a poll for THE CHEMIST promotional movie front cover and back. THE CHEMIST is my crime novel about kidnapping and human trafficking, set in Green Bay. Preference and input appreciated by friends (or anyone) who enjoy thriller / suspense movies. Select #1 or #3. Thanks!
UNTITLEDTOWN BOOK EVENT. DOWNTOWN GREEN BAY. Janson's schedule posted on site: Saturday April 21, 10 a.m. Panel Discussion on Screenwriting, Movies, TV. Janson and two other experts will discuss writing movie scripts, and getting YOUR OWN STORY onto the big screen. ... Sunday April 22,10 a.m. "A Detective and Killer Walk into a Bar." Janson will discus his own novels and developing story conflict, as well as the challenge of setting five books in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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The bus ride to Sheboygan is as tense as any ninety-minute walk to the gallows. Forty-four anxious teens, managers, and three coaches trapped in a yellow Lamers bus. Some jokes, some half smiles, but mostly serious and anxious faces. How many of us will be riding this same bus home six hours from now? How many of us will be wearing casts? Walking boots? Or zipped up in body bags? http://amzn.to/2ouSgJs
Tuesday is ho-hum. I zombie through my classes, every other minute thinking about practice and our upcoming game against Preble this Friday night. Coach Ray is always cranky on Tuesdays. Not practicing Monday ticks him off. Today he’ll be narrow-eyed and focused, trying to cram two practice sessions into one. (The Scrub) http://amzn.to/2ouSgJs
Our team must be cursed. It’s the only explanation. We arrived on the practice field at three thirty, our final run-through on the eve of the biggest game of our lives. By 4:00 p.m. we trudged back to the locker room like stunned soldiers returning from Anzio. (The Scrub) http://amzn.to/2ouSgJs
Janson Mancheski is the author of five novels and has received several awards for his work. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and earned his optometric degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. From 1990-2002, Mancheski served as team eye doctor for the Green Bay Packers. A resident of Green Bay, he enjoys biking, suspense movies, mystery novels, and the sport of competitive fencing. To learn more, please visit www.jansonmancheski.com.
"I’m a phantom again in the dingy bathroom mirror at my house. My eyes bear dark circles. I appear to have aged ten years since yesterday. I splash cold water on my face, place my hands on the sink, and stare into the mirror for another long minute. I imagine myself in forty years. Is this how I’ll look if I make it that far?" (The Scrub) http://amzn.to/2ouSgJs
Wednesday Wisdom: Once you're a football player, you're a football player for life. You always think of yourself in terms of that. We all do. It's hard to get rid of when you can't play anymore. -Pete Carroll
“If this were a movie, it would open with an image of the iconic Curly Lambeau statue, cast in charcoal gray, holding an outstretched football in one hand, while pointing his opposite forefinger triumphantly down at the playing field—Old City Stadium—where he founded the original Green Bay Packers. But this is not a movie. And we—the East High Red Devils—are not those rough-and-tumble Packers of yesteryear. Instead, we’re just a bunch of high schoolers who are lucky enough to be toiling on the same field where the legendary Curly Lambeau played and coached the Packers to six NFL championships.” (The Scrub)
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