Colleen Shannon has over a million books in print. At the age of 24, she sold her first novel herself to Putnam/Berkley. It was a Waldenbooks general fiction list bestseller and garnered her a Romantic Times nomination for Best New Historical Romance Author. She’s been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Daily News and more recently, USA Today digital. Colleen is also an accomplished screenwriter. She studied at UCLA’s Advanced Professional Screenwriting program and was a semi-finalist in the Carl Sautter Fellowship contest.
FULL CIRCLE -- original script -- Comic thriller. Cryptologist Alfred Hitchcock is stuck in one of his own diabolically clever plots. Only his dilettante Cary Grant-like nephew can rescue him from foes out to steal the world's first unbreakable computer cryptology code based on Pi.
FOSTER JUSTICE -- original script -- Action romance.
A tough Texas Ranger arrives in L.A. to track down his irresponsible younger brother who has gone missing. When Trey turns up dead, all signs point to Jasmine, Trey’s red haired floozy. Chad Foster is determined to take her back to Texas to face Texas style justice, even if it means quitting the job he loves and kidnapping her….Only one problem: he didn’t count on falling in love with her. Novel version, December 2014 Lyrical Press. Written as a script for UCLA's Advanced Professional Screenwriting.
MICHELANGELO AND ME (ORIGINALLY TITLED HEAVEN’S ROGUE)-Adaptation of her own published novel -- Fantasy action Christmas romance.
Michelangelo’s David awakens in modern NYC, furious at his best boyhood friend for putting his nakedness on display for centuries. He is forced to seek the meaning of his rebirth, or in one week he will forever turn back to stone. In the process, the statue becomes in the modern world the man he failed to be in the Renaissance, transforming everyone he meets--including the art historian who wishes him into being and a cynical NYC that has forgotten the power of dreams.
TIME WILL TELL -- original script
Time travel western. A pacifist physicist must travel to 1878 to stop a skinhead from assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Buffalo Soldier ancestor.
MAJORITY RULE—original script
Action thriller. An estranged father-daughter team of Secret Service agents are the only ones who can stop a U.S. government takeover so well planned that assassination isn't necessary.
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