Screenwriting & NFL Athlete Turned Author on the “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Show

Steven Arvanites, award-winning screenwriter and founder of, and NFL athlete-turned-author Vernon “VT” Turner, will appear as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 9:00am on
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Vernon "VT" Turner, NFL Athlete-Turned-Author
Vernon "VT" Turner, NFL Athlete-Turned-Author
Jan. 22, 2013 - PRLog -- Steven Arvanites, award-winning screenwriter, teacher and found of, and NFL athlete-turned-author Vernon “VT” Turner, will appear as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on

Mr. Arvanites will discuss how screenwriting differs from book writing, the truth about “who you know” in Hollywood and why film festivals are good for both current and future screenwriters to attend. He’ll also share his perspective of the future of the publishing and film industries and advice for writers who want to take their creative ideas to film. Mr. Turner will discuss his book, THE NEXT LEVEL, and share how and why he wrote it and how he chose to publish it. He’ll also share how he’s using his book as his hook and share advice for other writers who want to write and publish a memoir in today’s publishing world.    

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NEW YORK, NY (January 22nd – January 28th, 2013): Steven Arvanites, award-winning screenwriter, teacher and founder of, will talk with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov about the NYCScreenwriter group, the largest screenwriting organization in New York City that is free and open to all writers, and how he supports other writers in the group who want to take their books to film.

He’ll also discuss the difference between screenwriting and book writing, why film festivals are a good thing for screenwriters to attend, with or without a film, and provide advice for writers who want to take their books and ideas to Hollywood. He’ll also share his perspective of the future of the book publishing industry and its role in the film industry.

NFL athlete-turned-author Vernon “VT” Turner will discuss with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov his book THE NEXT LEVEL, how and why he wrote it, and how he chose to publish it. He’ll also talk about how he’s using his book as his hook and how he overcame his own fears of revealing his private life’s journey and very personal story. He’ll also share advice for writers who want to write and publish a memoir in today’s publishing world.

Host Jennifer S. Wilkov will discuss how to take your creative idea to book, film and television during her Education Corner segment during the show.


The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Radio Show airs weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00am on the WomensRadio Network at and is syndicated on Google News and The “Your Book Is Your Hook!” show was created to provide the opportunity to go behind the books and discover the process from thought to sales of how other authors have succeeded in getting published and how they use their book as their hook with someone who is successful in this field and experiencing the same journey herself.  Listeners also find out about industry professionals and resources to help them as a writer and author with their book projects so they can write, market, publish and make money with their books.

Ms. Wilkov is a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, an award-winning freelance writer, a speaker and trainer, the creator of the trademarked “From Thought to Sales In 90 Days” book process, an author manager and a book business consultant for other authors and writers. Her experience and knowledge of the book business and the people in it as well as her understanding of the author’s experience from conceiving the idea to getting published are vital parts of the experience of the show.  The show has left guests wanting to come back for more.

Some of Ms. Wilkov’s most prominent guests include Dominique Raccah (Publisher of Sourcebooks & Co-Chair of the Book Industry Study Group), Aaron Rosenstein (Senior Marketing Manager at Createspace), Julia Cameron (International Bestselling Author), Debbie Macomber (#1 New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author), Marci Shimoff (#1 USA TODAY, Amazon, Barnes and and Publishers Weekly Bestseller & a NY Times Bestselling Author), Victoria Moran (Oprah-featured Author of ten books including an international bestseller), Suzy Welch (3-time NY Times Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker at the WBENC 2010 Annual Conference), Karin Slaughter (NY Times & #1 Internationally Best-Selling Award-Winning Author), Linwood Barclay (Internationally #1 Best-Selling Author), John Gilstrap (International Best-Selling Thriller Author), Michael Palmer (NY Times Bestselling Thriller Author), Carla Neggers (NY Times Bestselling Romance Suspense Author), Gayle Forman (NY Times Bestselling Author), Darryl Strawberry (NY Times Bestselling Author), Tom Wilson (the author of the cartoon strip Ziggy), Phil Sexton (Publisher & Community Leader of Writer’s Digest), Heather McCormack (Book Review Editor at Library Journal), Margaret Marbury (Editorial Director at Harlequin Books & Executive Editor at MIRA Books), Deborah Brody (Executive Editor of Harlequin’s Nonfiction Program), Michaela Hamilton (Executive Editor of Kensington Publishing), Jane von Mehren (Senior Vice President, Publisher, Trade Paperbacks for the Random House Publishing Group), Jennifer Enderlin (Vice President and Associate Publisher of St. Martin’s Press), Angela James (Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's Digital-First Imprint), Tara Parsons (Executive Editor for HQN & LUNA Books), Alvina Ling (Editorial Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), Mark Coker (Founder of Smashwords), Katharine Sands (Literary Agent with Sarah Jane Freymann Agency & Author), Peter Rubie (CEO & Literary Agent of Fine Print Literary Management & Author), Jennifer DeChiara (Literary Agent & President of Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Ted Weinstein (Literary Agent & President of Ted Weinstein Literary Management), Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada (Literary Agents at Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency and hosts of the San Francisco Writers Conference), Janet Kobobel Grant (Literary Agent & Founder of Books & Such Literary Agency), Regina Brooks (Literary Agent & President of Serendipity Literary Agency), Sarah Burnes (Literary Agent at The Gernert Company), Mike Sacks (Member of the Vanity Fair Magazine Editorial Team & Author), Larry Light (Executive Vice-President of Mystery Writers of America), Joel Comm (4-time NY Times Bestselling Author and new media innovator), Mari Smith (former President of the International Social Media Association, author and dubbed “The Pied Piper of Online Media” by, Ken Corday (Author and Executive Producer of NBC’s Daytime Drama “Days of Our Lives”), Kathy Kinney (Co-Author, Actress well-known as Mimi Bobeck from the “The Drew Carey Show”), Carley Roney (co-founder of The Knot Inc), Peter Shankman (Author & Founder of Help A Reporter Out), Anita Katzen (Partner at Schulman Wolfson & Abruzzo CPAs), and other industry professionals including Hollywood producers, publicists, ghostwriters, social media experts, authors in various genres and many more. Photos and more information

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