I am 53 and I live in Bristol in the UK with my husband and twelve-year-old twins. I have been writing for ten years after I discovered a passion and a keen aptitude for putting together unusual plot lines. My first book was a thriller, but after that I became interested in subterranean themes, where I enjoyed delving into the speculative fiction genre. Later, I wrote a novel called 'The Song of the Underground', a story about a lost city beneath London. The book was picked up by a manager in Hollywood Budd Burton Moss and the script optioned by Terri Carr Murren. However, the script fell short of expectations, after it was presented to Imagine Entertainment, Warner Bros and Universal. My manager and producer did not want to invest in a professional screen writer, so the project fell by the wayside. The option runs out in March 2015, when I hope to look at the script again to get it out there via an alternative avenue.
After The Song, I wrote a novel called Sinkhole, set in England, where a small town succumbs to several sinkholes, taking the lives of some of its residents. No one knows that many of the people survive, so when the residents above start to fill in the holes, the survivors underground desperately seek a way out. I have almost completed the sequel, Hellsville.
I am currently editing my autobiography, which I hope to self-publish soon as a Christian publication. I am also working on a novel called David 2000ad.
My books are currently on Amazon as e-books, but when I feel they are perfectly edited I hope to produce them in paperback.
I love screenwriting, if I'm translating a book to script form, but I can't call it a passion. That's for my novels.
Name: Wendy Reakes
Lives in: Bristol, United Kingdom