True stories from John Klawitter, Hollywood writer-producer-director. Whether you’re pitching some famous old witch doctor who owns a big animation production company, or sending a query letter... More > to a 25-year-old cannibal prince who lucked into being the head of acquisitions at a giant publishing conglomerate, the stories of discovery and survival in TINSEL WILDERNESS can be a source of inspiration and encouragement. From the book-lined offices of Random House and Doubleday to the West Coast movie studios with their wide views of palm trees and the blue Pacific, the wilderness is a strange place for those not expecting the weird, the unpredictable and the rough-and-tumble. To you, storytelling is as important as life itself. But to the natives it’s often little more than trinkets and beads they can exchange for furs and scraps of meat. The trick is, you don’t want to be the meat. As the natives often say with a wise nod of the head, It’s too late to moo when you’re hamburger.< Less
Clever and energetic Matt Havoc thought he’d seen everything. As long-time assistant to B-movie Hollywood film mogul Vinnie Berger, he’s learned to think quick and move fast. But when his... More > quirky old neighbor goes into business with Nigerian scam artists who just may be terrorists, Matt finds himself a player in a deadly plot with more twists than one of Vinnie’s movies.
As if that wasn’t enough, both a new love and a gorgeous and sexy ex-wife come back into Matt’s life at the same time. Something has to give—or does it? After all, this is Tinseltown, where survival is an art form and you’re only good as your last picture.< Less
The 18th century London street penny novel that takes place in Los Angeles in 1984. Bloody murder most foul. Cruel deeds by men who kill without remorse. A decades old scam at the top levels of... More > professional football. And a badly dented hero who refuses to give up his desire for justice, his nearly hopeless love for his wench, or his sense of humor.< Less
HOLLYWOOD HAVOC: The Llama Goes Up
The 2nd novel in the award winning HOLLYWOOD HAVOC series by Tinseltown writer and director John Klawitter, author of the widely acclaimed TINSEL WILDERNESS:... More > Lessons on Survival in Hollywood & Other Extreme Climates.< Less
Can his wife and daughter, immobilized in another dimension, find a way to save him? Can the single powerful force of human love conquer a race of relentless aliens intent on terra-forming earth into... More > a noxious planet like their own? And, impossible as it seems, can Sally, Anne Mae and Mica be reunited again, if only for the briefest of moments, by the love that inspires them to confront impossible odds?< Less
Twenty Seven thematically linked short stories about faith, hope and maybe even a little charity. Animals talk and aliens drop down out of the sky. Jesus returns for further adventures and his Father... More > is just as frustrated as ever by his creatures. Science collides with faith to create old mischief and new awareness. The guiding principles are common sense, nonsense, and a quirky sense of humor…< Less