Patrice Williams Marks


"I've been a writer since age 6 when I pinned the wildly successful (in my own mind) THE DAY SNOOPY GOT MARRIED. My teacher was so impressed that she shared it with the entire school staff. Unfortunately, I never got it back!

I've written over 10 screenplays; some of which have been optioned. Hoping one will make it to the big screen some day. I invision Universal's spinning globe, with it's majestic horns announcing the opening of the film ... my film. Gives me chills.

I've written and directed a few short films, "STRINGER," about a rogue photog on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and "F-HARMONY"; a funny spin on the dating site with an unexpected twist at the end. I've written and produced a short stage play, as well as founded "two film festivals. I've also written and produced two book trailers; one of which is for this story.

After reading short stories from Derek Haas' (bad-ass, big time screenwriter and producer/creator of Chicago Fire) website, aptly called "Popcorn Fiction," (where he features short stories from writers), I decided to give it a go.

I came up the idea of marrying 1940's Film Noir with Sci-Fi and ended up with "The Unfinished." Love the idea of taking a character out of one world and implanting them in another... known as "fish out of water" story.

From all the positive responses from my book, I've decided to write the full novel and have included the first few pages in this book.

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All the best,
Patrice (Sign up here to be notified of full novel release)
Twitter: @PWilliamsMarks @Unfinished_The

Keywords: film noir, crime, true crime, detective, 1940's, gumshoe, future, futuristic, short story

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Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: Raising Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Hacking Kickstarter: How To Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days! (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd-funding Campaign on a Budget).
WANT TOP CASH FOR YOUR GOLD? 10 Surefire Tips to Earn You Up to 50% More for Your Jewelry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
WARNING: DON’T SELL YOUR GOLD UNTIL YOU READ THIS BOOK Is the economy causing you to find creative ways to pay the bills? Perhaps you've seen commercials urging you to sell your jewelry/gold for cash?
The Unfinished (Expanded 2014 Edition)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In a future where the Unfinished (murdered) are brought back to life for only 72 hours to testify against their killers before being "put down" for eternity... an Unfinished is resurrected to what he believes is his one chance to point the finger at his accused killer.

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  • Living in France Made Simple on Sep. 24, 2012

    AMAZING book! I have been wanting to pick up and move to France for a long time now. But personal issues, finances and life got in the way. But that's okay, according to this author. You can still make it happen despite your obstacles. She's laid out just how you can do it, despite all your baggage. Very engaging book; easy to read, funny, touching, practical. Looking forward to her next book.