John Madormo, a Chicago area author, screenwriter, and college professor...
● signed a contract for a three-book deal with a major New York publisher for a series of middle-grade novels;
● sold a family comedy screenplay to a Los Angeles producer;
● optioned multiple scripts to production companies;
● was named the Grand Prize winner of a national writing competition.
John is currently under contract to Penguin Books for Young Readers for a three-book series.The first middle-grade novel in the Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire series is titled: "The Homemade Stuffing Caper." It is a tale about a 12-year-old private detective who sets up shop in his parents' garage and solves cases for fellow sixth-grade classmates. The book is now available in both hardcover and paperback.
The sequel, "The Camp Phoenix Caper" was released on February 21, 2013. And the third installment, "The Copy Cat Caper," will hit bookstore shelves in the fall of 2013.
Visit the official Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire website.
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John Madormo has previously entered into option agreements with the following production companies:
Paulette Breen Productions Flatiron Films Rearguard Productions Bonnie Raskin Productions Anton Communications Awesome Entertainment Brainstorm Media Doris Roberts Enterprises Dog & Rooster Productions
John's comedy screenplay, "Once Burned," finished in 2nd Place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network 2009 Midwest Screenwriting Contest.
"Once Burned" reached the Semi-Finals of the 2009 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition.
"Once Burned" was also a Top Ten Finalist in the Best Comedy division of the 2009 Golden Brad Awards.
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John was recently named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Reno Film Festival's Annual Synopsis Contest for his family comedy screenplay, "Paulie Perkins, P.I."
He also won the Best Family Film Synopsis in this same competition.
A year later, John won the Best Family Film Synopsis again at the 2010 Reno Film Festival's Annual Synopsis Contest for his family comedy adventure screenplay, "Dream Machine."
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John's family comedy screenplay, "Kid Comedy," also placed in two screenwriting competitions:
He was a Finalistin the WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition.
He was also a Quarter-Finalistin the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition.
John wrote the screenplay adaptation of the young adult novel, THE GHOST OF LIZARD LIGHT by Elvira Woodruff, for Flatiron Films (producers of the 2000 release "Pay It Forward" starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt).
On page 2 of this site are loglines for five screenplays--one has been sold; the others are available.
On subsequent pages, you will find one-page synopses for each of the screenplays.