Sunday, December 19, 2010

I am Looking for a Publisher for a New Hollywood Memoir that I Wrote

Read this article about my latest book project about Logan Fleming, the former top wax artist of Movieland Wax Museum. Our book is titled THE DAY THE STARS STOOD STILL.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New YouTube Video about my New Book -- Seeking a Publisher

Please check out my latest interview via Bixby Knolls TV and with Long Beach realtor Eileen Rivera. She interviews Logan Fleming, the subject of my latest book. This is a memoir called THE DAY THE STARS STOOD STILL. Logan is the former top wax artist and creative director for the original Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, CA.

We are currently seeking a publisher for this great book.

Suzanne Sumner Ferry, Author

Friday, October 29, 2010

WARBIRDS, a screenplay by Suzanne Sumner Ferry. Story by Dennis Maguire, Danny Eccleston and Suzanne Sumner Ferry


During WWII, several handpicked beauties that are among the top female pilots in the country (and the first female pilots in the military, called WASPs: Women Air Force Service Pilots) risk their lives, create lifelong friendships and form passionate romances as they perform heroic ferrying missions across America out of Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Their sometimes life-threatening journeys across the country to deliver much-needed medical, food and emergency supplies while our male pilots fought overseas did not come without a price. Several of these brave WASPs lost their lives flying through dangerous weather conditions, and although these top-notch female pilots proved their aviation skills tenfold, they were met with prejudice and judged by many. Although these women epitomized glamour and beauty, they were not afraid to get dirty, sleep in dusty barracks, hide their romances or take risks. These women were young, sexy, and loved to flaunt their beauty in high heels as most of them were from America’s elite, but their greatest passion was flying for our country regardless of the sacrifice.

If you would like to read WARBIRDS please contact Brad Rosenfeld of Preferred Artists Agency at 818.990.0305 or contact Suzanne Sumner Ferry at

Registered with the Writers Guild of America, West

Always a Bridesmaid, a Screenplay by Suzanne Sumner Ferry

Always a Bridesmaid

Suzanne Sumner Ferry

You are cordially invited to read the quirky romantic comedy, Always a Bridesmaid.

In order to get her mother and friends off her back, a bridesmaid veteran decides to fake her own wedding to have her day in the white dress. Many unexpected romances and hilarious situations develop. The woman is finally slapped in the face with reality and finds the right guy for the right reason…

… Even though she may still remain Always a Bridesmaid.

This feature-length screenplay is written by Suzanne Sumner Ferry and available for your reading pleasure by contacting Brad Rosenfeld of Preferred Artists Agency at: 818-990-0305 or by contacting Suzanne at

Sunday, October 3, 2010

HALF-LIFE, a screenplay written by Suzanne Sumner Ferry

“It is double the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.”  -- Jean de la Fontaine

Genre: Thriller

A disturbed young woman, raised in poverty and abuse, learns she has an identical twin that was reared in luxury. The troubled girl plots to take her sister’s life… both literally and figuratively. She takes on her murdered sister’s identity at a prestigious boarding school, with none the wiser. As she begins to befriend her dead sister’s lifelong friend and former nanny, many suspicions begin to surface. Her mental instability becomes more apparent and she learns her plan has not succeeded. Tables are turned and the desperate woman becomes a dangerous suspect. The hunter becomes the hunted in this fast-paced thriller.

Written by:
Suzanne Sumner Ferry
cell: 562.572.5660

This screenplay has placed twice in the semi-finals for the Page International Screenwriting Contest, 2008 and 2010

Brad Rosenfeld, Preferred Artists Agency  818-990-0305

"A joy that's shared is a joy made double." -- John Ray

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flashback to the 70's!!

WOW. I mean, way cool, dude; what a trip... bitchin'! I had my 8th Grade Class Reunion last Saturday night from Mission Grammar School (San Gabriel, CA) Class of 1978! These are the kids I literally grew up with, whom I went to school with from 1st through 8th grades back in the heart of the 1970's. I'm talking bright pink LoveIt Jeans, Chemin de fer jeans (yes, I wore these in many styles!), hair styled with "wings" and all the lovely tunes of the 70's including "Afternoon Delight", "I Like Dreamin'" and so many more!

I must honestly say that my old childhood classmates are the greatest group of people and have all grown into such nice, intelligent, stable beings. It was such a pleasure to reminisce (and it was surprising how much we remembered, down to food fights at lunch time, who got scolded by which teacher and when, what our classrooms looked like, who was a cheerleader, where we first played "Spin the Bottle" etc) and also to try to catch up as much as possible on the last 30 or so years of our lives. It was amazing, mind boggling and just a blast to do this.

I had been a bit hesitant to go solo, for my husband would not really have known anyone and with him staying home we would not need to spend over $60 on a babysitter. However, it was the best thing I could have done. I was able to engage in many wonderful conversations, focus on those of my old friends who were present and not have to make sure my husband was having fun, not feeling left out, and included. I love bringing my husband to parties but I do not know if it would have been as fun for him as it was for me. We also were able to share our feelings about the unfortunate news of a few of our old classmates who had passed away. It was bittersweet at times and made me even more aware of how precious friendships are and how fleeting life can be for some. It really helped me count my blessings.

I would highly recommend to those who have an opportunity to attend grade school, high school or even college reunions to do so. I happened to enjoy school and have always loved attending reunions. But even if school was not your favorite time of life, it is amazing how the little, petty, unpleasant parts are long forgotten and the new, now, real people before you are what is left to focus on and enjoy at class reunions.

We stood in a circle and went around as a group, each sharing our feelings on what it was like to walk into the party, what our first thought was, what we were up to, and to just say hello to everyone.

I look forward to many continued friendships from this reunion, more gatherings and creating new memories from old friendships that are now being revitalized. What a blessing it was to go to my 8th grade reunion!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fast Forward to Fall, but Get Ready to Fall Back

As summertime gets ready for a very long nap, the fresh, crisp tingle of Autumn is beginning to sneak into our evenings. I love this time of year! The memories of my childhood school years bring me back to new peechee folders that have yet to be scribbled on with initials of the boys I had crushes on, unsharpened pencils, plastic boxes to hold pink erasers, protractors, rulers and the like, and new lunch boxes. The best part was when our mother would buy us new school shoes, possibly an outfit (although, coming from twelve years of Catholic school did not exactly warrant too many "outfits" other than brand-new plaid uniforms and knee socks) or let us pick out our own book bags and the few extra doo-dads that made the new school year a little less painful. I actually looked forward to my first day of school each year, faithfully. I think it had a lot to do with this preparation, getting my reading lists and new books that smelled like new books, and my new "goods." And mostly, looking forward to seeing my school friends after a long summer break, comparing vacation stories and tans, and catching up on all the childhood "gossip."

I now think about my eldest child who is about to start his final year of preschool. It warms my heart and gets me a little misty-eyed as I share in the excitement of his new school year while taking him to find a new lunch box, thermos, shoes and book bag. He seems to be starting to share my love of the beginning of school, a fresh start, crisper evenings, with Halloween and Thanksgiving on the horizon.

As I try to keep my obsession with all things Autumn slightly at bay, I think of all my blessings, my family, and my life. I am truly content and optimistic. I love writing, my children are my pride and joy, and I've been blessed with such a warm-hearted, sincere and fun husband. I really could not ask for more.

It is just about time for me to start setting up new holiday book signings/events for my children's book (Corinna the Christmas Elf) and really jump into the search for a literary agent to represent me on my latest project, a manuscript I just completed (The Day the Stars Stood Still) which is to become a memoir based on "Old Hollywood", the Movieland Wax Museum, and all the glitz and glamour of the major movie stars who graced the big screen in the last several decades.

I once again feel optimism, inspiration, and a new beginning. I will work hard, try my hardest and then some, and we'll just see what happens. I have Plan A, Plan B and Plan C. I will be so happy if I am able to report Plan A or B in a few months, so let's get the ball rolling, welcome Fall, school, and new beginnings.

Here's to a fun-filled, crisp, fulfilling Fall season. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hope you are all enjoying the cooler summer weather today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer is Just a Stone's Throw Away

My beloved summertime is just around the corner and many exciting things are almost within reach. I'm making beautiful progress on my latest book, a memoir/novel set in the genre of Old Hollywood, stars and starletts and all the glitz 'n glamour that comes along with these things. My subject is providing a lot of very encouraging and thus far mostly positive feedback. I am hopeful that by summer's end, an agent-hunting we will go!

I recently attended a very festive event in Long Beach for Children's Day/Earth Day at Memorial Park. My friend and fellow author Billy Bonsangue (The Nightmare Navigator, ) shared a booth space and we both did a book sale/signing. We both agreed to donate a percentage of our profits to the City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation, which was a perfect opportunity in honor of Earth Day. This was a fun-filled, sunny and busy day. Lots of children, interesting people, live entertainment (mostly children from around the world) including a band, parade, singers, dancers and more. Fun was had by all (including my family: Mike, Carson, McKenna, Linda and Orion).

After a quick trip to Amelia Island Plantation for one of my best friend's wedding and some much-needed R&R with Mike over Memorial Day Weekend, I will resume my exciting book project and start the brainstorming process for my late-summer marketing efforts with Corinna the Christmas Elf, ( )as well as begin a formal marketing plan for my new book. Many of these efforts will likely overlap, for as I ramp-up towards the holiday season the second time around with my children's book, I will be in the infancy of promoting my new book (title to be announced soon). This will be hectic, to say the least.

Therefore, it is a great thing and a major blessing that we have officially put the adoption journey behind us, at least the formal part of it. Our dear little baby girl McKenna Rain became our daughter legally and officially on April 12, 2010 in Orange County, CA. We could not be happier, and Carson loves "his baby" beyond words. This journey was an amazing experience on so many levels, and we have been blessed a thousand times over. Our little family is complete. Now as I continue my book writing career I have my two lovies and my dear husband by my side. I could never ask for more.

So as I watch the sunset of our Springtime in 2010, I eagerly await all things summer: birthday parties (mine, both children's and my husband's -- yes, we are all summer babies), bubbles, water splashing everywhere, sand and sea, fireworks, sunblock and hopefully a margarita or two thrown in. Being a summer baby, its in my blood to really feel ALIVE this time of year and I can feel that awakening already. It is a bit like the feeling of a New Year after you've put the old one to bed, swept up the last of the confetti and completed your New Year's Resolutions (at least, the list of them).

Happy Summer!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Post-Valentine's Day, and Moving Forward...

We had a lovely family Valentine's Day yesterday! It was great to share this day with my lovies, who are the foundation of my heart, and who make me feel like I have a home wherever I am. My darling husband Mike (the love of my life), our adorable children Carson Reyburn (3-1/2) and McKenna Rain (7 months) were the best Valentine's gift I could ever ask for. Just a simple day of playing in the house and taking a nice walk in the sunshine, eyeing the Olympics, doing some home projects and counting our blessings make the day a joy. To top it off, Mike decided to make me dinner: blue cheese crusted fillet Mignon, prosciutto and fresh Parmesan wrapped asparagus drizzled with olive oil, garlic mashed potatoes and a crusty baguette, complimented with a delicious bottle of Malbec and we had ourselves a lovely Valentine's feast after the kiddies went to bed. I really do count my blessings every single day, no matter what is going on, because I have the husband, the children, the FAMILY and the home I've always dreamed of having. Who could want more than that.

And I am thrilled to be continuing on my writing career journey. I'm making lots of major, steady progress towards my first complete novel/memoir centered around Old Hollywood memories and stars... I am so excited about this project that I can just never find enough time around my top priority job (being a mommy) to work on this book. Yet I am finding myself getting closer to the completion of the First Draft every week. I expect to have Draft 1 completed before summertime, and if all goes well my subject/partner on this project and I will be searching for or have landed a major agent by the beginning of this coming holiday season. This force of hope and excitement will drive me to completion...