Return to Hollywood

by Kerry Deminski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 03/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781585009442

About the Book

Randy Foster, Hollywood stunt man and bit-part actor, desperately wants to make the transition to starring roles. He writes a screenplay, which will utilize specially designed motorcycles in the adventure/comedy plot, and talks his twin sister, Amy, into accompanying him to the high country of Colorado to videotape the stunt cycles in action. The taping is jeopardized by three criminals on their own Harleys, and Randy finds himself in a situation that rivals the danger and excitement of any movie stunt he has ever performed. Refusing to turn tail and leave his project unfinished, he enlists the aid of a former mercenary, Brian Reed, to help him and his sister complete the tape to show to potential producers.

Amy Foster is intrigued by Brian Reed's refusal to discuss his mysterious past, but when a part-Cherokee woman hooks up with the trio and convinces them to participate in a Native American truthtelling ceremony, Amy regrets her curiosity.

About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer's life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates. Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and shouldering heavy blocks of ice into hundreds of homes in that financially-depressed region. During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year. Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.