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AUTHOR NATALIE ROERS ROARS BOTH ABOVE AND BENEATH THEM

July 7, 2017
Derek Fisher is a teenage vagrant with a troubled past. The Scotts are a well-to-do suburban family. Their worlds couldn't seem any further apart, but when Derek takes refuge from the streets and secretly moves into the crawl space under the Scotts' home, their paths are set on an explosive predestined collision course.


Having spent most of my life writing other people’s stories (as an actress, journalist, television news anchor, and now voice artist) it is so refreshing to create my own stories! BENEATH THEM (Aignos 2017) is a young adult thriller based off of a screenplay of the same name that was written by me and my writing partner, Mali Elfman.  

The idea for this story was heavily inspired by my time working as a television news anchor.

I find how we have to desensitize ourselves to societal injustices in order to go about our daily lives to be quite profound. If we didn't shield ourselves from these societal injustices, we'd all kind of collapse. I wanted to explore that. I wanted to bring someone into our lives that we'd often overlook to force the reader to connect—to let this character in. 

Although this project started out as a book, about halfway through my writing it, I met and became friends with an incredible filmmaker named, Mali Elfman, who I then partnered up with to finish the story in the form of a screenplay. So, the first half of the screenplay is inspired by the book, but the second half of the screenplay (that we both wrote) inspired the rest of the development for the book. Mali deserves a great deal of credit for her storyline contributions and I want to be sure that she gets it.

In addition to this book, I have published the bestselling voice over industry guide, How to Become a Voice Over Artist, as well as the romantic, young adult fantasy, Lucid.

BENEATH THEM has been such a passion project for me that has taken years of my life to get "just right." I really hope you enjoy it.

Sincerely,
Natalie Roers
Author of BENEATH THEM (Aignos 2017)

 

THINGS HEAT UP IN THE SOLAR TRIANGLE

July 7, 2017
Authoring a book like THE SOLAR TRIANGLE (Savant 2017) about Koski and Falk, is a stroll down memory lane with fictional action and some punchy lines added. The saying 'nihil novi sub sole' ('there's nothing new under the sun') from the Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes, never rang so true with this, their sixth adventure. Weather control, or more specifically, solar energy control, has ancient roots. 


The Greek philosopher Plato wrote about the lost continent of Atlantis in two of his books, TIMA...

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SADDAM'S PARROT TELLS ALL AT FLY-IN

June 12, 2017

The idea for SADDAM'S PARROT was largely inspired by two gripping stories about parrots—the documentary film, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and the well known story of Alex, the amazing parrot studied and befriended by the Harvard cognitive scientist, Irene Pepperberg.  

I should add that for most of my professional life I've been an ecologist, fascinated by the nuances of animal behavior and the ways natural systems reach tipping points and crash. I knew that the story inside me invo...


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SHADOW AND LIGHT - 2017 Savant Poetry Anthology

June 8, 2017

It is my pleasure to present the 2017 Savant Poetry Anthology, SHADOW AND LIGHT representing the best of the best 2017 poetry submissions. 



This year's anthology includes sixty-four outstanding poems by twenty-two poets including, in order of appearance, Rose Seaquill, Bipul Banerjee, Dr. Mike, Doc Krinberg, Jock Armour, Mr. Ben, Emily Anderson, Marianne Smith, Carolina Casas, Cigeng Zhang, Thomas Koron, Mark Daniel Seiler, Dwight Armbrust Jr, Uhene, Daniel S. Janik, Lonner F. Holden, Sara H...


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CEREUS - A DREAM THAT CAN KILL

May 15, 2017

Danny Bennet was adopted, but other than being raised by her two dads, her childhood was as mundane as her friends'. That is, until she learned that her biological parents had passed on the power to enter people's dreams and affect their waking lives. Before Danny has time to start processing this, she becomes the target of a dangerous group bent on stealing her power. They'll resort to anything, even kill, to get it. Love. Lies. Magic. Deceit. Fighting for her life.


"When I s...


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A BODILY REVELATION

March 5, 2017

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) encapsulates the basic fundamental elements underlying dance, eurythmy and the laying on of hands—what I like to call “somatic therapy.” By that, I mean what can happen when humans come into contact with other living things. But it’s more than the somatic experience. It’s about the power to not just heal, but prevent illness and disease in a manner that’s both ancient and new. 


It is my hope that readers will come away with a new perspec...


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THE GUMSHOE - A 1940s NOIR DETECTIVE STORY EXTRAORDINAIRE

February 13, 2017

Chicago, 1947. Private investigator "Matt" McBride runs afoul of corrupt politicians, vicious mobsters  and a trigger-happy Texan femme fatale to prove that the "suicide" of his best friend was murder.  Matt's perilous journey to track down the killer nearly dead-ends in a motor home on a collision course with a cargo plane.


"Fun as it was to write THE GUMSHOE (Savant 2017), researching the story was quite challenging," says Rose. "Since I didn't have H. G. Wells' time machine to whisk me back...


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IN THE SHADOWS OF MY MIND

January 14, 2017

Everyone knows that small towns hide secrets from outsiders. Whether you left and returned, came from elsewhere to attend college at the small liberal arts and technical university, or are just passing through on your way across the country, there are palpable stories hidden in the spaces between street lights. In IN THE SHADOWS OF MY MIND (Savant 2017), the town of Hazelwood has its share of secrets, even from the man it claims as its small-town hero, FBI Agent Stephen Lanford.


Stephen, a m...


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THE ADVENTURES OF PURPLE HEAD, BUDDHA MONKEY AND STICKY FEET

December 2, 2016

   Like many, I have fond memories of the physical and emotional excursions that took place during my childhood, adventures which required the same kind of risk-taking as the heroine in THE ADVENTURES OF PURPLE HEAD, BUDDHA MONKEY AND STICKY FEET (Savant 2016), namely Purple Head – an alien from another planet. 


   One time, I trekked deep in the woods with my best friend to a large children's slide hidden there. When we arrived, there were several goats roaming around the slide, blocking ...


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FINDING KATE AND FUTURE HOLLYWOOD/BOLLYWOOD

September 14, 2016

Hollywood, as I experienced it in the eighties, was already beginning to show it's age. Most of the stars who had made all the great films were either dead, retired, or locked suspended animation somewhere in between. By the time the new "Turks" began taking over, nothing was the same.  


In QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), the fifth in my popular Koski and Falk series, I introduced a character named Kate Keenan, an amalgamation of the characters I met at Screenwriter's school at UCLA, whom I lea...


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