David Scott Milton

Biography

David Scott Milton was an early member of Theater Genesis in New York alongside Sam Shepard, Leonard Melfi, and Murray Mednick. His first plays, "The Interrogation Room" and "Halloween Mask," were produced there. Later plays, "Duet" and "Bread," were done at the American Place Theatre. "Duet," starring Ben Gazzara, went on to Broadway. Milton’s play "Skin" won the Neil Simon Playwriting Award.

His screenplay, "Born to Win," became Ivan Passer’s first American film and starred George Segal and Karen Black. He has published six novels. "Paradise Road" was cited by the Mark Twain Journal “for significant contribution to American literature.”

From 1977 until 2011, he taught playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Southern California. For thirteen years, he taught creative writing at the maximum security prison in Tehachapi, California. A dramatic piece he created about his prison experiences, "Murderers Are My Life," was nominated as best one-man show by the Valley Theater League of Los Angeles.

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Books

The Quarterback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jimmy Jassy had been on the top for five years now, but the clock was running out. All he had left were the remnants of his incredible skills, and his snarling pride in being the man they called--The Quarterback.
Paradise Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In a fast-moving novel, "Paradise Road" brings a raw and brutal world of big-time gambling. Don Porter is out to beat Las Vegas at its own game--putting his money, his woman, and his life on the line. It is the winner of the Mark Twain Journal Award for "significant contribution to American Literature."
Kabbalah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,280. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"Kaballah" focuses on a murder and brings three men who grew up together in a tough Pittsburgh neighborhood: a football hero destroyed by false hopes and drugs, a rabbi who now doubts his abilities, and a policeman eaten up by fear and envy. The rabbi uses the Kabbalah, a mystical interpretation of the Scriptures, to help provide answers.
Iron City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A disgraced ex-cop returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh after a friend has been murdered, and he's determined to dive into the city's dark underworld to find the killer.

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