That's Why I'm The Soap Opera Writer by Matthew W. Grant

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Go behind the scenes of popular soap opera TO LIVE AND LOVE in this humorous short story in which the backstage drama is more intense than what happens in front of the camera.

Follow hopeful actor Robert Schwarzmann in his journey from a small town in Maine to the glitz and glamor lifestyle of daytime television in Hollywood, California. Discover why in an industry in which looks mean everything, nothing is as it seems.

Serious themes percolate beneath the comedic surface in this short story by Matthew W. Grant, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist Author for Secrets Of Slaters Falls.

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Bonus Short Story


Find out who comes out on top when a dirty cop pulls over a take-no-prisoners bitch on a deserted country road in this bonus short story featuring a crossover storyline with characters from Matthew W. Grant's novels Secrets Of Slaters Falls and Welcome To Northbridge.

(Genre: Soap Opera Short Stories)
(Total Length Both Stories: 6,500 words)

About Matthew W. Grant

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Matthew W. Grant is the author of several screenplays and novels in various genres including the "Slaters Falls" series and the "Northbridge" series. "Publishers Weekly" declared Matthew's novel, "Secrets Of Slaters Falls", "Tragicomic deliciousness!" noting that the "Bawdy, snappy humor catches spark right away." "PW" also praised the novel's balance between "Class-conscious dirty realism and the exaggerated prurience of a nighttime soap." "Secrets Of Slaters Falls" achieved semifinalist status in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Matthew's screenplay adaptation of his novel, "Zach's Secret", was a finalist in a contest sponsored by "Script Magazine". His thriller, "The Killer Net", was a Top 25% Honoree in the Massachusetts Film Office Screenplay Competition. Matthew has a degree in Education and Communications earned after his thesis, "Sex On Soap Operas", raised eyebrows and pulse rates on campus. His material has appeared on numerous websites and in two newspapers.
Published January 14, 2013 by Granite Gate Media. 21 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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