I wrote Assassin's Rose many years ago but then set it aside to focus on my nonfiction work. Last year, driven by contemporary political events, I revisited the Assassin's Rose story and was compelled to sit down and convert it into a screenplay, in fact, the screenplay wrote itself. This is the very unique, startling even, story of a woman who approaches global politics from a completely different mindset. After showing it to several people and getting rave reviews I have decided to set to work finding a publisher for the book. I am also very interested in getting the screenplay into the hands of potential producers to see if there is a chance of getting it made into a film.
After much research I am realizing that this big project needs to be addressed step by step, so my first step is creating this website and getting Assassin's Rose published. Over the coming months I'll be sharing my inspirations for the story, the background and research nuggets that brought it to life and much more. I hope you'll enjoy joining me on this journey.
Dr. Judith Hand writes historical fiction, contemporary action/adventure, and screenplays. Hand earned her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA. Her studies included animal behavior and primatology. After completing a Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., she returned to UCLA as a research associate and lecturer. Her undergraduate major was in cultural anthropology. She worked as a technician in neurophysiology laboratories at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute, in Munich, Germany. As a student of animal communication, she has written scientific papers on the subject of social conflict resolution.
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