The Oscar Goes To

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Description :
A mystery wrapped in an Oscar statuette. A Best Actress nominee's diary that obsesses it's founder. Glamour and mayhem on the stage in this intense novel by an award-winning writer.'
What were the odds of being seated behind the notorious, press-shy Best Actress Nominee Valerie Tippit on Oscar Night? Victor Columbus, (30) a nominee for Best Documentary, watches in horror as Valerie, who came alone, races to the podium after her name had not been called. It's only after Valerie snatches the statuette from the presenter and commits a disturbing act that Vic discovers the purse she'd left behind on her seat.
Inside the purse is her diary.
The diary he stuffs into his pocket during the chaos that follows.
Back in his hotel room, Vic begins reading the journal, which Valerie had begun during her late teens. After just a few pages he decides not to share the tell-all with Eli, his unethical producing partner.

Vic plans to film a documentary on Valerie's life based on her words, which he hopes will detail the year-by-year accounts leading to her spectacular demise, the cryptic circumstances surrounding her nomination, and the people she had met who helped orchestrate her rise to notoriety.
When Eli returns from a post- Oscar-party, Vic hides the diary under his pillow, convinced Eli would impose his own vision.

Eli soon suspects that Vic has possession of the book.
After Vic flies back to his bachelor apartment back east he resumes reading the diary. He learns of Valerie's porn movie experience and denial, and shares her joy at being cast in an indy film.

Vic is now being followed by strange men and getting mysterious phone calls.

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Published October 2019 by What If Publishing

Author Details

About : Award-winning Writer/Filmmaker. Nothing less than ORIGINAL in my oeuvre.


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About: Rodney is currently the author of four books - "The Book of Nicknames"; "The Millipede Effect My Quest to Understand the Homeless, Standed and Down & Out"; "What IF? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change,Improve or Become an Influence in Those Things they Desire" and "What IF I want to be a Christian? Just A.S.K." His book inspirations lie within the work he does that involves helping others improve on aspects of their lives. Rodney leads two significant non-profit actions he created "We Care" (Designed educate to bring to be a bridge for the homeless and the agencies that care for them) and "A Life Saved is a Future Gained" (Program designed to educate and Bing awareness to issues of Missing and Eploited Children,Runaway Youth and Human Trafficking of our Youth). Brooks has also Colo barred with his youngest daughter to create the What IF? Just A.S.K. program designed to improve and empower our youth. Rodney is an active Church Leader and a 30 plus year Human Resources professional in several fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Rodney Darrel Brooks
About: Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits in the 80's and 90's. She became Australia's biggest and fastest selling cookbook author, selling more than 2.2million copies globally. When in 2006, she lost the love of her life, her life changed infinitely. She changed her writing genre to deliver a love story born of synchronicities that were just too powerful to ignore. Based on her real life events, her story will touch your heart and have you searching for your own synchronicities to give your life greater meaning and fulfillment.
About: Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that's what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish'. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn't what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them. His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company, and he subsequently went on to write software for electricity control systems, and simulators for the military. He started to fly gliders and wrote programs to analyse the data from aircraft flight recorders, where he also learned to fly, and crash, lots of other types of aircraft as well – which was the best part of the job. At various times in his career he has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, and Canada, and he now lives in Scotland. Since appearing in school plays as a child he has performed almost continuously on the amateur stage, and spent a few years scuba diving. These two things have nothing to do with each other. In terms of his pedigree as an author he has written many technical manuals and filled in countless timesheets, so is well versed in the art of conjuring up works of fiction, however he has never written a novel before, especially not one that involves a blonde girl and a man with a bow and arrow, but he did once spend three weeks working in a factory that made handles for buckets.

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