March 30, 2001 — Lifetime Television is also considering a hourlong drama pilot called “Fiona” which is based on the Fiona Fitzgerald character, a blueblood-turned-urban police detective, created in a series of mystery books by Warren Adler. Ilana Bar-Din is the writer; Dan Blatt is exec producer.
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Novel’s plot dead on
March 12, 2001 — HE’S billing it as fiction, but the plot of the next book from best-selling author Warren Adler will seem like a documentary to the well-heeled residents of Palm Beach. Due in July, “Mourning Glory” is all about a broke but beautiful woman looking for a wealthy husband in the Florida enclave.
Her spouse-hunting technique involves going to the funerals of rich old ladies and helping their bereaved widowers clean out the closets filled with couture clothes. (I know of at least three women who’ll say Adler’s based his book on them.) Hollywood interest is huge – Warren’s 23 novels are all movie-ready, as witness “War of the Roses” – and this story of a glamorous grifter can’t miss.
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March 12, 2001 — Neal Travis says that bestselling author Warren Adler’s new book MOURNING GLORY (Kensington), coming in July, “will seem like a documentary to the well-heeled residents of Palm Beach.” It’s about a beautiful gold-digger on the prowl, and Travis says “Hollywood interest is huge.”
And as we were recently told, Adler, author of War of the Roses and Random Hearts among 23 others, is also in the midst of an ambitious effort to publish his own work electronically and through POD [Print on Demand]. He now controls rights to all of his previous novels and is offering them in a variety of formats through his site, warrenadler.com. He expects that strong promotion for the new book will help drive interest in his other works (and, perhaps, that his innovative backlist efforts will help drive sales of his new works).
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