Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.
Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.”
The two sequels in the trilogy are tentatively titled Honor Among Outcasts – set in Missouri during the transition from the Civil War to a violent reconstruction, and Something in Madness – set in late-1800’s California.
Prozel has a Master’s in English Literature/Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a B.A. in English, with a minor in history, from the University of Hawaii. He is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.