Purchase Seven Sisters: The Voyage from Amazon.com or BarnesAndNobel.com.
(Also available for Kindle and Nook)
Most movies start with a book, but the book of Seven Sisters started out as a screenplay.
I pounded out the screenplay of Seven Sisters in 18 months and found that it was close to 300 pages long. That's a minute per page, and if you do the math, you're talking a 5-hour movie. So I cut and cut and cut until I had 240 pages. Now I was down to a 4-hour movie.
Most Mormon filmmakers don't want to do an expensive, four-hour, historical epic/saga with an 1863 three-masted, sailing ship, that crosses the Atlantic Ocean with 800 extras on it, in period costumes, has sets of the London and New York Docks, and a rather diabolical storm along the way.
After getting the screenplay into the hands of LDS directors, producers, and several rich folk, I could see that it wasn't going to be made into a movie any time soon.
Then I started to get the impression that I ought to turn this screenplay into a book. That way, I could write as many pages as I wanted to and could put the scenes back in that I hated taking out of the screenplay in the first place.
After writing sporadically for two years, whenever I had the time and the inclination, I am now very pleased to announce that I finally completed Seven Sisters: the Voyage and had it published on November 10, 2008!
It can now be ordered at www.iUniverse.com; www.Amazon.com; or BarnesandNoble.com.
And when some filmmaker reads it, and says to him/herself--"You know, this book would make a dang good movie!"
I'll just pull out my screenplay and say, "Hey, I've got a really great screenplay right here--already written!"
So Stay tuned, Friends.
Carolyn Hart Bennett