November 4, 2013 – Curiosity Quills Press has just finalized contracts with noir author Jon Bassoff and screenwriter Jack Reher to publish their upcoming Halloween thriller, Rex’d Book One: Werewolves of Scholomance. The novel, upper Middle Grade and a ton of action-packed fun, is due out Spring 2014 in e-book and paperback form.
Screenwriter Jack Reher is, “beyond excited for Bassoff to be breathing life into this world and helping me kill some more monsters along the way. I think audiences of all ages will dig Rex'd and will appreciate the fun & clever horror that awaits this series”.
The novel is the first of a new series about teenage protagonist Rex, who quickly realizes that his life in a new town brings far more than the normal adjustment problems. As Halloween approaches—the first for Rex and his father since the horrific accident that claimed his mother’s life—he goes on a journey of self-discovery, and learns of the extraordinary events that led him to this sleepy town along the way. With astonishing powers and unasked-for responsibilities, Rex encounters the supernatural in ways he couldn’t have dreamed of. Only one thing is for certain; this particular Hallows Eve has much more in store for him than the usual tricks and treats.
Says Curiosity Quills Press CEO and co-founder Lisa Gus, “When it comes to our entertainment choices, we are a very demanding culture these days. I am excited to see Rex'd finding its niche in both a purely textual and visual mediums, and eager to continue our collaboration with Nicholas Bogner and his talented team.”
About The Authors:
Jon Bassoff, renowned noir auteur, was born in New York City in 1974. His debut novel, Corrosion, was called “startling original and unsettling” by fellow thriller author Tom Piccirilli, winner of the Bram Stoker award four times over. The novel is currently being adapted into a screenplay. In addition to his work as a writer, Bassoff is the founder of the crime fiction publisher New Pulp Press, which was called “genius masked as genre” by New York Magazine. Bassoff currently lives in Colorado with his wife, two children, and boa constrictor named Ed.
Jack Reher is the screenwriter behind upcoming release Red Machine, starring Billy Bob Thornton, James Marsden, Piper Perabo, and Thomas Jane. His work, Wet House, to be produced by Zero Gravity and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil, is in pre-production. Reher just completed an adaptation of the 80s cult classic PIN. This is not the first project that Reher and Bassoff have collaborated on, as Reher recently adapted Bassoff’s highly acclaimed debut novel Corrosion for the screen.
About the Producer
The project is represented by manager/producer Nicholas Bogner of Affirmative Entertainment. Bogner is producing Pin, Rex and Corrosion, and In The Company of Lies, among other things.
He has previously produced features such as Soccer Mom and was a writer on No Strings Attached and The Little Death.
About Curiosity Quills Press
Curiosity Quills launched in 2011 by writers, for writers, presenting uniformly top-notch quality, tastefully curated, hard-hitting storylines. We know it’s hard to stand out from the crowd when it’s millions large, but Curiosity Quills Press helps level the playing field through its members’ innovative social media approach, a transparent culture, and a deeply passionate team.