Christian Bale biographer's new novel named Top 50 by Ridley Scott / Launch Pad Competition

'West of Weird' now available for pre-order through publisher Inkshares
By: Inkshares
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Oct. 30, 2016 - PRLog -- Harrison Cheung's new Young Adult novel, WEST OF WEIRD, has been chosen as one of the Top 50 Best Manuscripts of 2016 in the Ridley Scott / Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.  The novel is now available for pre-order from publisher Inkshares.

The Ridley Scott/Launch Pad Manuscript Competition is dedicated to discovering new authors with strong cinematic voices, and working with them to introduce their work to the entertainment industry and publishing worlds alike.

The partnership with Ridley Scott's Scott Free will see the 40 Oscar, 51 BAFTA, 23 Golden Globe and 102 Emmy nominated company and director/producer pick at least one winner on November 29 to develop as a major film or television project. The company which was the first major to set up a Launch Pad project with a studio when they set up former winner Daniel Turkewitz's Earthless with Fox also found success in the e-book turned feature film space when they discovered Andy Weir's The Martian and turned it into a Best Picture nominee at this year's Oscars.

Harrison Cheung is the award-winning biographer of actor, Christian Bale, with his book CHRISTIAN BALE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE DARKEST BATMAN (BenBella Books, ISBN: 978-1-936661-64-0).  Last week, he was honored with the Texas Champion for Children Award for his work with foster care youth.

WEST OF WEIRD is a Young Adult contemporary darkly comedic novel about a teenager who gets adopted by an Asian American dad. Before they can figure out their relationship, the father/son relocate from California to Texas where they deal with heat, nosy neighbors, all around culture shock, and a kidnapping couple.  Cheung describes the book as THE FOSTERS meets FRESH OFF THE BOAT.

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