Les has 14 books in print, including two on writing techniques, two short story collections, and several thrillers and noir novels. He wrote his first screenplay in literally two days and it was a semifinalist in the Nicholl's. His second was a semifinalist in the Writer's Guild competition and a finalist in the Best of Austin competition. He coaches writers on their novels and teaches a private online writing class and co-teaches a class on fiction with author Jenny Milchman for the New York Writer's Workshop. He is an excon and has since taken a vow of poverty (became a full-time writer).
THE GENUINE, IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy What if a criminal savant figured out the weak link in almost all unsuccessful kidnappings was the victim calling in the police and/or FBI and came up with a surefire and original way to eliminate that possibility? What could possibly go wrong?
THE GENUINE, IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING Comedy ⋄ Crime Black comedy crime. A couple of two-bit hustlers come up with the bright idea of kidnapping the New Orleans Cajun Mafia King...with a twist. Instead of 'napping his entire body unit, the pair figure to amputate his hand...and hold that appendage for some serious jack. This is their story and how even though everything went wrong that could, they still won. Well, one of them did...sort of...
SPATTERDASHERS Drama ⋄ Family In 1994, facing his own battle with cancer, Corey John returns to Freeport, Texas where he spent the summer of 1955 amid the turmoil of his dysfunctional family. Fading into the hot, humid Texas of his past, Corey relives that fateful summer when every attempt to win his father’s love failed. In virtually his last living action, his grandfather teaches Corey the lesson of a family heirloom, a pair of ancient spatterdashers, that will allow him to stand up to his father and become a man.