Screenplay for What She Knew is done!

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What She Knew Trilogy – Fateful Night

Hi all!! K.R. and I have been busy!  Book one is out and promotion for that takes a good chunk of our time, lol!  Book two is finished and at the publishers for editing.  And Book three is in the works!  I’m madly researching, my favorite thing to do, and K.R. is taking my pages and pages of words and weaving a fun, twist-filled, historically accurate story.

We’ve also been working on a TV Pilot and a full length feature film screenplay.  Whew! Like I said, busy!!  We were given a wonderful opportunity not long ago and asked to submit our TV Pilot to J.J. Abrams.  This is the feedback he gave us:

“Great work! I love it.  It’s just too big for what I am looking for right now.  Can I keep it though?”

WOW!!!!  We were so ecstatic!  It would have been great if someone like him, awesome that is, would have wanted to use our script right now; but, how can we be even a bit disappointed?  He asked to keep it!  Who knows, there may be something in the future that means we would get to work with likes of JJ Abrams.

In the mean time, K.R. and I are continuing to shop the script around.  You never know.  We read stories every day of the unlikely meeting of author and producer and the magic that happens.

We both thought we would show you the query letter. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass it along!!

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Original Cover for What She Knew

My name is Tamy Burns and I found your contact information in the 2013 Hollywood Screenwriting Directory. I, along with my co-author, Kim Hughes, have written a full length TV Drama based on our trilogy entitled What She Knew by K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burns.

What She Knew is a fast paced story packed with intrigue and mystery surrounding America’s favorite sex goddess, Marilyn Monroe. This story has all the elements of the next blockbuster hit. We weave a story of greed, power, lust and a touch of conspiracy. The high-profile, never forgotten, iconic, historical characters of the early 1960’s are resurrected and showcased in a new light; bringing humor, depth and warmth to an all-star cast.

The fascination with Marilyn Monroe is stronger than ever as are the questions surrounding her death. She has millions of fans worldwide; over three hundred thousand Facebook fans, and nearly one hundred thousand Twitter fans, most of which are under the age of 24; which makes Marilyn more ‘alive’ today than she was in the early 1960’s. It’s hard to fathom she’s been gone for fifty years.

Stars like Uma Thurman, who sang a song as ‘Marilyn’ on NBC’s “Smash”. While Scarlett Johanson perfected the ‘Marilyn’ pout for a Dolce& Gabbana’s spring makeup campaign in 2010. Michelle Williams earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her 2011 portrayal of Marilyn in “My Week with Marilyn”. These are modern-day glamour girls and they’ve ‘got the look’ of Marilyn Monroe and they each made a big splash with the public.

Following the historical timeline from late July 1962 up to the motorcade at Dealy Plaza in November 1963 we have created a compelling novel of what if Marilyn had lived and ‘what she knew’ was enough to save John F. Kennedy from assassination.My research follows historical political events worldwide to find out who wanted Kennedy dead the most and what was the reason behind it.

We have fans of all ages and backgrounds who ask us ‘Where is Marilyn now?’ after reading our novel, Fateful Night book one in the trilogy. One of our reviewers had this to say: ‘A book that makes you wonder…Could it really be true?’ Another reader compared our writing to Dan Brown. Fateful Night is available here

My co-author and I have over 5 years’ experience in freelance writing. My expertise is in research while my co-author is the writer. She has published books under her pen name, Kymber Lee as well. Darkest Day, book two of the trilogy, will be released late summer of 2013. We are currently working on book three, and it is due out by the end of the year.

Thank you so much for your time. We will be happy to sign any release forms that you request. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. May we send the screenplay to you?

Tamy Burns and Kim Hughes

(806)206-7870 or (806)881-4576



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