A veteran college professor with more than 30 years of teaching experience, John Madormo is a screenwriter, author, entrepreneur, father, husband, and devotee of the master, Ralph Waldo Emerson. John has spent a lifetime in search of the perfect self-help manual that would answer all of our questions, and solve all of our problems. He is a fan of Wayne Dyer, Denis Waitley, Brian Tracy, Earl Nightingale, and others. He credits much of his success to the ideas and principles espoused by these talented motivational speakers and writers. But even having discovered all of the wisdom set forth by this very gifted troupe of positive thinkers, he continued to seek out the ultimate life manual.
Until recently, he was resigned to the fact that his was a foolhardy quest. Identifying the ultimate self-help guide seemed impossible. And then just as he was about to surrender, he noticed something hidden within the pages of his favorite 19th century author--Ralph Waldo Emerson. He discovered that if one were patient enough to pore through volumes of Emerson's essays, he would ultimately find the pot of gold. John soon was able to identify 100 of Emerson's most insightful quotations. He broke them down into twenty-five categories--Accountability, Character, Conviction, Ingenuity, Patience, Purpose, Wisdom, to name a few. He then provided an analysis of each quote, and penned a reflective passage to each with suggestions on how one might apply these Emerson principles to his/her own lives. When he had finished, he was confident that he had finally found the road map to a happier, healthier, and more successful life.
Besides "Trust Your Wings and Touch the Sky," John Madormo is the author of a three-book series with Penguin Books for Young Readers. The middle-grade mystery series, "Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire," is a tale about a 12-year-old private detective who sets up shop in his parents' garage and solves cases for fellow sixth-grade classmates. The debut novel, "The Homemade Stuffing Caper," was released in May, 2012. The sequel, "The Camp Phoenix Caper," was released in February, 2013. And Book #3 in the series, "The Copycat Caper," hit bookstore shelves in September, 2013.
John sold a family comedy screenplay titled "Coach Dracula" to Dog & Rooster Productions in Studio City, CA. Greg Aronowitz will direct and Sheri Bryant will produce. The film is currently in pre-production.
He also optioned a family comedy titled "Two-Faced," to Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") Enterprises. Ms. Roberts and her manager-son, Michael Cannata, held the rights for 3 years.
John completed a screenplay adaptation of the young adult novel, "The Ghost of Lizard Light" by Elvira Woodruff, for Flatiron Films (producers of the 2000 release, "Pay It Forward," starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt).
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