One-on-One with Rob Samborn, Author & Alumnus, Prisoner of Paradise
Friday, November 18th, Noon-1:15pm (LA time)
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Join Writers Boot Camp Founder, Jeffrey Gordon (JG), in conversation with LA Pro Member, Rob Samborn, who currently has a three-book deal with TouchPoint Press, as well as an audiobook deal with Tantor Media.
Rob’s first book in the series, Prisoner of Paradise, was adapted by him from his own screenplay written at Writers Boot Camp, which had garnered an option and support around town by a production company founded by Dreamworks executives. When the rights reverted back to him, he decided to turn the project into a book, and that standalone story organically evolved into a series, The Painted Souls, as well as spinoffs. A dual-timeline thriller, the series is set in the present and 16th century Venice, Italy.
The Prisoner of Paradise was released in November 2021, and its follow-up, Painter of the Damned, just this past October. When Nick and Julia O’Connor vacation in Italy, Nick comes to believe that his true soul mate is not his wife but a woman whose soul has been imprisoned for 450 years in Paradise, the world’s largest oil painting. You can read more about the Painted Souls series at RobSamborn.com.
A fine artist himself, Rob is an entrepreneur and avid traveler who’s been to 40 countries, lived in five of them, and studied nine languages. As Writers Boot Camp has recently moved back to Bergamot Station, where we previously headquartered from 1998-2017, JG fondly recalls Rob’s frequent attendance at art openings and a wide range of spontaneous discussion about art and the entertainment industry. JG will moderate the conversation with Rob to touch on the intersection between screenwriting and publishing–and trends in the overlap between books and movies.
In addition to achieving hundreds of major movie and TV credits, our alumni have hundreds of books published. Rob Samborn is an inspired writing professional who has applied Writers Boot Camp’s tools to cultivate and curate well-structured adaptation to prose. The event will cover much ground, including how the novelization of one’s script work can be a manner of activating, or re-activating, one’s stories and properties.
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