R.A. Blumenthal is the author of the award winning novel, THE FREEDOM GAME, published by Loose Leaves Publishing. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised mainly in Amityville, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY College at Old Westbury and a Master of Science degree from Long Island University, where he studied Counseling. Licensed as both a mental health counselor and a school counselor, Mr. Blumenthal is the originator of a cognitive behavioral treatment called Rational Suggestion Therapy, about which he has written for professional journals. In 2003, he was awarded a United States patent for his invention of a computer hypnosis method. A lifelong lover of history, Mr. Blumenthal endeavors to find the more human aspects of historic events.
Most recently, Mr. Blumenthal has adapted his novel into a feature length screenplay entitled, BECOMING BOOKMAN.
He has also completed a Teen/Young Adult Rom-Com, Suspense screenplay entitled, CHUCK & CHASE: THE SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR.
MORE THAN AIR (a full-length stage play) Drama ⋄ Comedy MORE THAN AIR: As they orbit the Earth on a space tourism flight in 2030, a husband and wife risk everything for revenge, scamming the billionaire passenger who wronged them during the pandemic, out of $100 million. Suspense, Humor.
BECOMING BOOKMAN Romance ⋄ Adventure Book Boy, a brilliant, young, black slave on a Cherokee-owned plantation in the Indian Territory, desperate for a life of freedom with his love, leads the daring escape and wilderness journey of 25 slaves. He is called Book Boy because has learned to read, despite the harsh Cherokee slave laws forbidding it. Inspired by actual events.
CHUCK & CHASE: THE SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR Comedy ⋄ Mystery In quirky Spoon Lake USA, high school couple, brainy CHUCK (17) and athletic, pole vaulting beauty CHASE (17), desperate to attend the same college, hack their school's system and stumble on a video of TONYA (17) arguing with the social worker about her abusive stepdad and her mom's disappearance. Adults won't help, so C&C unravel TONYA's mystery with humor, action, and suspense!