—by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/2/18 – S.A. Williams, author of the World War II epic suspense thrillers ANNA’S SECRET LEGACY and MACKENZIE’S SECRET, is taking Hollywood by storm with plans to adapt the second novel as a television mini-series. I’ delighted to share MACKENZIE’S SECRET with my readers,” says Williams. “I am currently talking with several studios and hope to translate these stories from the written page to the television screen very soon.”
Set in Europe in 1969, MACKENZIE’S SECRET begins with the introduction of Anna’s daughter, 20-year-old Mackenzie Conyers. Sent to an all-girls boarding school and leaving the boyfriend she loved behind, Mackenzie feels abandoned and confronts her new world with little trust. Her home became a French chateau fabled to have been a haven for the French Resistance. The Paris she knew was haunted both by its past and its future.
Williams comments, “The basic concept for MACKENZIE’S SECRET is an international espionage thriller for the BLACKLIST market, which also brings in strong elements reminiscent of COVERT AFFAIRS mixed with SEX AND THE CITY and THE DA VINCI CODE.” War, espionage, intrigue, and groundbreaking medical discoveries all create a thrilling journey for audiences around the world.
MACKENZIE’S SECRET is the sequel to ANNA’S SECRET LEGACY, which is set during the World War II era and tells the story of a love affair between an American pilot and a brilliant female research scientist and her remarkable discovery that could revolutionize medicine. Both titles are now being sold at Barnes & Noble and are available on Amazon and Kindle through Archway Publishing.
S.A. Williams was educated in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, and Rome. Her international background has provided an unusual cultural fluency which is reflected in her novels. After a youth spent in the great capitals of Europe, she returned to her native New York.
Williams graduated from Syracuse University and earned her post-graduate credentials in global marketing, management, and entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Harvard Business School. Her interest and background in business led to her founding of a well-recognized media-buying company out of the Philadelphia region after working in radio and network TV.
Noted for her production of radio and television commercials, Williams was also singled out by Billboard Magazine for her voice-over talent. In 2007, she was invited by the American Bankers Association to be the keynote speaker on “The Changing Landscape of Media.” She resides in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Williams has earned bronze, silver, and gold medals from The London Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has worked on the sets of such notable films as THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, PHILADELPHIA,THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE, HOW DO YOU KNOW,ROCKY BALBOA, and others.
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