S.A. Williams, author of the suspense thriller, World War II epic “Anna’s Secret Legacy” and its sequel “Mackenzie’s Secret,” is taking Hollywood by storm with plans in the works to adapt the novel as a television mini-series (Pictured: Author S.A. Williams).
“I’m delighted to share Mackenzie’s Secret with my readers,” says Williams. “My first novel Anna’s Secret Legacy was a labor of love, and now to be able to continue the story is deeply satisfying to me. I am currently in talk with several studios and hope to translate these stories from the written page to the television screen very soon.”
Set in Europe in 1969, “Mackenzie’s Secret” begins with the introduction of Anna’s daughter, 20-year-old Mackenzie Conyers. Sent to an all-girls boarding school, feeling abandoned, and leaving the boyfriend she loved behind, Mackenzie confronted her new world with little trust. Her home became a French chateau fabled to have been a haven for the French Resistance. The Paris she knew was conflicted by its past and by its future.
Williams comments, “The basic concept for Mackenzie’s Secret is an international espionage thriller for the Blacklist market, which also brings in strong elements reminiscent of Covert Affairs mixed with Sex and the City and The Da Vinci Code. At the heart of the story is Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Conyers, whose story unfolds in a girls’ boarding school in the Paris of 1969. The story arcs will bring us closer to the unraveling of the mystery.”
Larry Namer, founder of E! and Metan Global Entertainment Group Film Fund I, adds “I immediately saw the story’s potential to be adapted for the screen, as a mini-series or a theatrical feature. War, espionage, intrigue, groundbreaking medical discoveries, all make for an exciting visual journey for audiences around the world.”
“Mackenzie’s Secret” is the follow-up to “Anna’s Secret Legacy,” set in the 1940s, World War II era, about the love affair between an American pilot and a brilliant female research scientist and her remarkable discovery that could revolutionize medicine.
Both titles are now available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing.
S.A. Williams was educated in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels and Rome. Her international background has provided an unusual cultural fluency which flourishes in her novels. After a youth spent in the great capitals of Europe, she returned to her native New York graduating from Syracuse University. She earned her post-graduate credentials in Global Marketing and Management, Entrepreneurship and The CEO Leadership Program from Wharton – University of Pennsylvania and in Global Marketing and Strategic Management from Harvard Business School.
Her interests and background in business led to her founding of a well-recognized media-buying company out of the Philadelphia region after working in radio and network TV. Noted for her production of radio and TV commercials, she was also singled out by Billboard Magazine for her voice-over talent. In 2007, she was invited to be the keynote speaker to the American Bankers Association on “The Changing Landscape of Media.” She resides in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Member of the Screen Actors Guild, Williams earned bronze, silver and gold medals from The London Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has worked on the sets of such notable films as The Age of Innocence, Philadelphia, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, How Do You Know, Rocky Balboa, and others.
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