TV Safe

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Big bucks incite big greed, and the quiz show Oh-Pun Sesame! Offers a $1 million prize that people will kill for. Vulnerable celebrities like show star Kelli Dengham hide career-destroying secrets. And low-caste program staff like Stoney Winston have to stop the murders and protect the beautiful airhead star. Hollywood in the late 'eighties was not that different after all.... More
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About Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson was taught writing at Harvard and media at UCLA, and has done both ever since.

On the writing side he started early, publishing “Restorations of Elizabethan Public Playhouses,” but was soon downsized from Academe, which is probably just as well. After an interlude of earning a living, he wrote four Stoney Winston Hollywood mysteries, Double Exposure, Low Angles, Truck Shot, and TV Safe, which were published by Scribner. Today they are available from Smashwords, and from His mainstream novel, Tassy Morgan's Bluff, was published in Summer, 2011 by The Plume Books imprint of Penguin. In 2012 he published his first Smashwords original, The Princess and the Firedrake.

On the media side, he’s made everything from feature films to instructional gems like Electrical Hazards in the Coronary Care Unit. Today, he works constantly with media to keep abreast of ever-changing hard- and software.

Combining writing and media, he was a columnist and contributing editor at Videomaker magazine for 12 years. In 2001, Goodheart-Willcox published his college and high school textbook, Video: Communication and Production. A revised second edition was rebranded Video: Digital Communication and Production, and a third, massively updated edition was released in 2012. Yet another major update is scheduled for late 2015.

He has, over the years, returned to the classroom, teaching film production at Art Center College of Design, Media history and criticism at California State University Los Angeles, and video production at La Canada High School, La Canada, CA.

Though born and bred in Pittsburgh, PA, he has spent all his adult life in California and Oregon, where he now lives with his wife, Sue. He dotes on his two children and is pleased to report that they remain at large.

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Reviews of TV Safe by Jim Stinson

JaneofArch reviewed on Aug. 2, 2017

Stinson's four tales of the underside of Hollywood movie-making and TV can't easily be beat. Don't look for typical heroes and heroines, though—all of the characters are bent to one degree or another.
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Ann Somerville reviewed on July 2, 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable and professional novella, with vivid characters and an intriguing plot, drenched in the details of La La Land.

Only negative - formatting. The paragraph formatting was atrocious and made it hard to read in too many places.

Apart from that, I'm hooked on Stoney!
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