Award-Winning Florida Screenwriter Joins Faculty of Florida WritersCon

Altamonte Springs, Florida, October 28th-30th – Florida WritersCon is the premier event for Florida writers, editors, and everything in between. New writers to bestsellers can find their next creative breakthrough and industry connections at Florida WritersCon 2022 through seminars from award-winning children’s authors, successful screenwriters, and acclaimed poets. This year, award-winning author and screenwriter Jaimie Engle has joined the faculty to teach her workshop on Book to Film, where she will share best practices to adaptations for both mediums. The con will be held at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs located at 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Florida, from October 28th – October 30th, 2022. 

“As co-chair of the 2022 Florida WritersCon, it is my pleasure to welcome Jaimie as a presenter for her workshop Book to Film,” shared Paul Lasevoli, Director of the Florida Writers Association. “We are thrilled that Jaimie will be a part of our workshops scheduled for Saturday, October 29, and so proud to host an event that has attracted so much talent.”   

After an online live class on screenwriting, Jaimie wrote and submitted two scripts in February 2021 to True Brand Entertainment, who made an offer to buy one of her submitted screenplays. That contract was signed in June 2022 with production slated to begin late this year. A distribution deal is in place through the UpTV Faith & Family Network and Jaimie is writing the novel adaptation, which she sold to Vinspire Publishing for a 2023 release.

“It’s been my dream to publish books and write movies. When I was a little girl, I wrote tons of short stories and the dialogue to my favorite movies!” said Engle, who published eleven books and has optioned seven film scripts. “With my background as a novelist, I’m excited to be able to share the adaptation process of books and screenplays with fellow Florida writers.”

Engle sold the book rights to Vinspire Publishing for a 2023 novel release, which you can learn more about via the publisher’s website www.vinspirepublishing.com or through Engle’s website. To learn more about the Florida WritersCon, visit https://www.floridawriters.org/florida-writerscon for a weekend jam packed with networking opportunities, workshops, awards, book signings, a Youth Summit, and more!

How I Sold My Script to Hollywood

I’ve wanted to be in the movies since I was seven. In fact, I walked on camera at my first birthday party for the first time. After several pitfalls and over two decades, I learned to adapt, pivot, and eventually actualize my dream to become a professional screenwriter… and you can too!

In this video, I share my story in as candid a way as possible, to the local filmmakers of the Brevard Film & Talent Group. I hope you find some truth, inspiration, and actionable ideas from watching it. Please follow me and on all social sites @jaimieenglewrites. Surf my website for books, news, and merch (www.JaimieEngle.com).

We are all on this creative journey. Let’s learn to encourage, inspire, and support one another. Can’t wait to see all you do!

Jaimie Engle at PalmCon Comic Con

Panels, Signings, Photo Ops with Award-Winning Writer Jaimie Engle

West Palm Beach, FL, September 17th – PalmCon boasts Palm Beach County’s original comic con, welcoming many artists, celebrities, creators, and fans including the creative team behind “The 9 Circles” written by Jaimie Engle with art by KoolasHeck (published by Blood Moon Comics, LLC). In addition to having a booth space where fans can buy comics, meet the team, and take a photograph with a six-foot cutout of the main character, Simeon, Engle will be on a panel titled “Enter the Writer’s Room” from 12-12:45pm in Panel Room B1 joined by Steve Altier and Heidi A. Heiss. The convention will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on September 17th, from 9am-6pm at 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Engle writes for tv, film, books, and comics giving her a wide spectrum perspective to share with inspiring writers. Her newest non-fiction book “You Can Write a Comic” launched on Amazon in August 2022 as a companion to her popular session on how to write a comic book.

“I’ve been writing and teaching professionally since 2010,” shared Engle, who published her first novel Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light in 2012. “Since then, I’ve published 11 books, optioned 3 tv shows, sold 1 feature film script, and had the pleasure of speaking to tens of thousands of students about writing through the public school and library systems.”

“The 9 Circles” comic was first adapted from a short story in Engle’s collection titled “The Toilet Papers” after she adapted it into a script for television first. The script caught the eye of the producer of “Thinner” and “The Stand” who is currently seeking funding for the project. Engle reached out to the artist known as KoolasHeck, who is a Sketchcard Illustrator for Upper Deck/Marvel Comics and an illustrator, writer, and executive producer on multiple comic series.

“I am so excited to be a guest at PalmCon!” shared Koolasheck, who began drawing at a young age. “Plus, I can’t wait for everyone to see how Jaimie and I finished up The 9 Circles mini-series, as all three issues will be available.”

Engle and KoolasHeck will be signing books, selling merch, and giving away swag as they interact with fans all weekend! Order your comic through your favorite Local Comic Shop or via the publisher at www.bloodmooncomicsllc.com! For more info, visit https://palmcon.net or to request images, email publicity@thewriteengle.com.