In the past I’ve told you about my 15-years of labor to research stories about my dad’s World War II exploits, get them into a manuscript, and hopefully have it published.
The book is tentatively titled: “War Horses: A World War II Hero’s Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners.” Right now, my agent, Greg Johnson, is shopping the book, but with no takers just yet.
In fact, an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt wrote:
Many thanks again for sharing WAR HORSES with me. What an incredible story—but I have to confess that the writing itself felt a little flat to me, which seems likely to make this a tough sell here at HMH. I’m sorry not to have a different take, but thank you again for sending this my way, and I hope and trust you’ll find a good home for it soon.
Nevertheless, I just received this note from a well-known producer, who had read the book proposal and some sample chapters:
This story is amazing. I be prone to even reach out to several producers to see if they’d be interested in securing the rights to this story for film production. Even before the book is out.
For example, I’m helping a producer who loves true stories of WW II heroes with a film being shot this summer in the Philippines called “Resolve”, based on the story of Clay Connor. Major theatrical budget, etc. He’s looking for other such stories. Or, I could take it to SONY Affirm.
Anyway, just wanted you to know that I believe this can be a great story for film. Maybe it’s too premature. But publishers like to know that a studio may be interested in a film as that increases the cachet of the story. Happy to help.
I’ll let you know what happens. Prayers apprecitated.