Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Literary Award Established in Honor of Mark Twain

Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master’s degree from Yale University and three honorary doctorates. Now a new literary award has been established in his honor – The  Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Read more here.

Wish You Well Movie to be Released on DVD/VOD on June 2!

Wish You Well will be released on DVD and VOD on Tuesday, June 2. In celebration of its release, Wish You Well will be screened that evening at four theaters across Virginia: The Grandin Theatre (Roanoke), Westlake Cinema (Hardy), The Byrd Theatre (Richmond) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Ashburn). All screenings will begin at 7:00 p.m.; doors will open at 6:00 p.m. A Q&A session with writer/producer David Baldacci and producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins will follow the Roanoke screening; a Q&A with actor JP Vanderloo will follow the Ashburn screening. Seating is limited; tickets can be purchased in advance here. The first 30 people to arrive at each theater will receive a Wish You Well poster.

Filmed entirely on location in Giles County, Va., Wish You Well was adapted from David Baldacci’s bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Interstellar), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga, Interstellar), and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama). It was directed by Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records) and produced by Sara Elizabeth Timmins of Life Out Loud Films, David Baldacci, and Karen Spiegel of Copper Beech Productions.

Wish You Well will be released in the United States on DVD and VOD by Entertainment One Ltd. Mission Pictures will distribute the film internationally.

Book review (Fiction): Memory Man

Baldacci’s novels always have an emotional component, whether it’s love of family, say, or love of one’s country. But “Memory Man” stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt — and earned — sense of catharsis and healing. Read the full review here.

Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ lands at No. 1

David Baldacci scores a touchdown with Memory Man (Grand Central), his latest thriller, and one that introduces a new character in a new series. Read more here.

David Baldacci’s ‘Memory Man’ is a master class in the art of the bestseller

Read the full review here.