Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NYT Bestselling author Scott Sigler Joins The Write Stuff Reality Show

Shadow Play Entertainment and The Write Stuff Reality Show are pleased to announce the support of New York Times Bestselling author Scott Sigler.

"Since The Write Stuff Reality Show was first announced in 2008 we have been overwelmed and humbled by the support," says Creator and Executive Producer Cyrus A. Webb,33. "Having people like Scott onboard with the project only adds to the excitement and the visibility of the literary campaign we are launching."

The Write Stuff is America's first literary reality show allowing aspiring writers to compete for a one-book deal with AG Press, features in magazines from all over the country as well as everything they will need to make it in the industry. Airing on select CW Network stations in 44 states, the project will not only encourage the writing process but give viewers an idea of what it takes to make it in the industry. Since the judges for the project are all established authors like Scott Sigler, Webb also hopes it will encourage reading as well.

Sigler was introduced to the project by author Mark Eller who also serves as a producer for the show. He will join fellow New York Times Bestselling author Steve Berry along with other guest authors in critiquing and encouraging the candidates for The Write Stuff. The resume of Sigler is quite impressive as he is the author of INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing. INFECTED is in production as a major motion picture by Rogue Pictures.

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over seven million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, EARTHCORE harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He's been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story – for free – to his Junkies at http://www.ScottSigler.com .

When talking about his involvement with The Write Stuff, Sigler had this to say: "The Write Stuff will show the blood, sweat and tears required to make it in the publishing industry. Pure talent isn't enough -- viewers will get a glimpse at the discipline, mental toughness, thick skin and the old-school worth ethic required just to break into the business."

For more information about The Write Stuff Reality Show visit http://www.thewritestufftv.com or contact Herschel Dixon at 1.502.994.7852.