|Posted by Kathie Fitzpatrick on October 22, 2011 at 1:20 AM||comments (1)|
COMING...A SCREEN PLAY--
"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ZODIAC KILLER?"
Based on a true story. Most names have been changed.
After the 1978 Mid-October encounter with the Zodiac Killer in San Francisco one late evening, witnessing him attempting to stalk couples in three locations within the span of about 25 minutes, our primary characters in the story, Russell and Tina George, broke out into a high speed chase departing from Vista Point, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The old white car he drove was a disguise, just like him. The old car obviously had a big engine in it designed for the escape! He surged ahead, with his usual "phantom advantage," and escaped into the night.
After that evening, the San Francisco Chronicle, who had just a received a letter from the Zodiac earlier that week threatening to stike that weekend, called the writer of the letter an "imposter," because nobody turned up dead in that time frame.. The following Monday morning, Tina George begged the San Francisco police to keep the true story of what happened that Sunday night out of the papers. The couple had chased him at high speeds trying to capture only his license plate number, but failed. "He thinks he is as good as captured. We saw him, saw his car, and we saw what he was doing. Let's let him think we got his license plate number. If he reads that we didn't..he will come back." The police cooperated.
Ten years of silence followed, until a high school student, the grandson of one of the key dectectives on the Zodiac case...put it all together. The grandfather had passed away, and certain facts had slipped through the cracks. The high school student, Tony, just happened to go to the same high school in the east bay as Tina and Russell's teenaged daughter, Yvonne. One day the two students had a conversation in the school cafeteria, and discovered each held a piece of the missing puzzle...Yvonne through her parents, and Tony through his grandfather.
"Mom...he will call you about what he knows, TONIGHT."
The story unfolds over the years, as the dark contrast of who the Phantom Zodiac Killer was, and the warm and sometimes funny family of Russell and Tina George, delighfully merge. The true life family all worked in television production at a television station and broadcast center in Northern California, even the children were actors. In the story, over the years as bits and pieces of new evidence trickled in, it provided new and amazing circumstances and insights to a story which is considered one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time!
You've never seen a Zodiac movie like this! "Whatever Happened to the Zodiac Killer?"
THE SCREEN PLAY WILL FINISH FIRST, THEN A BOOK VERSION, PROBABLY ON AMAZON BOOKS.
|Posted by Kathie Fitzpatrick on September 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM||comments (2)|
“Rumblings”…Synopsis of the Book and Screenplay
“Rumblings” is a modern day story which opens in the late 1990’s and continues to the present day. It is an autobiographical story of Katherin FitzPatrick, the real-life “Lizzie Baines,” a chocolate-chip-cookie-baking Mom/wife/Realtor. Lizzie has another life in black leather helping to turn at-risk teens and gang kids around who had landed in youth detention. Sometimes these kids were arrested and held for serious crimes, such as drug running, arson, gang shootings and murder.
The setting is the quiet Ahtanum Valley in Washington State, which, in the 1980’s, boasted the most apple production in the nation. Over the next two decades, the formerly huge world apple production began to suffer for a variety of reasons. Starting small, but like the fanning of a flame, there was a growing outbreak of violence and crime among the immigrant Hispanic fruit pickers, and other Hispanic immigrants who decided that the area was perfectly positioned geographically for drug-running nationwide. Suddenly this quaint town, which was known for an almost “Mayberry” type innocence, was marred by the rising of gangs, mostly on the old north and east side of town, but was, nevertheless, present and growing. At first, the region was in denial about the existence of these gangs. Unfortunately, that created the perfect environment for this evil to grow to even more monumental proportions in the community over the next twenty plus years.
Our story opens in 1997, when Lizzie Baines, an active Christian in her church, is faced with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these at-risk and criminal youth. It involved facing the evil that was resident within them, straight from the powers of hell. Lizzie combated this evil with the greater force that she knew would win … the winning force and power which came from God. It was a battle for their very hearts and souls. They knew something evil possessed them, but they were helpless to combat or even identify it.
As Lizzie advanced more deeply into success by rescuing these teens from darkness and hopelessness through faith Bible-based programs, she noticed that it was more than the gangs who were “rumbling” at times. It was the powers of hell that were “rumbling” against Lizzie for these trophies of grace that the evil ones had lost…the kids who had escaped from the darkness into the light and into a new life. “Rumblings” is the true story of the struggle and the battles to free these youth, showing the price that was paid and their real-life stories.
Lizzie began to see dark forces creep into her own life and family, as a “cult” leader, Larry Hilliard, succeeded in mesmerizing her family members, and stealing away their affections. Lizzie’s teen daughter, who was a firefighter, was killed under very suspicious circumstances in a fatal forest fire. The very fire itself seemed to have a trickster, demonic personality and Lizzie wondered if she could find the strength to go on after her daughter’s death. Lizzie stood at the burned-out death site in the forest, and cried out to God : “I am NOT down. This youth mission is NOT over, but it will continue!” Lizzie told the devil, “With God's help … this battle is NOT over!”
That very year, in 2001, a program was created: The Young Lion’s Youth Ministry Program, which can be facilitated by trained teams of caring men and women in any city in the world where there is a youth detention facility. People who care to participate in what Lizzie calls “The Extreme Teen Rescue,” will find the 200+ page book of her messages and training tools very helpful for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of these young people. “Rumblings” is more than a story. This story can be brought to life and success in your city as well!
|Posted by Kathie Fitzpatrick on September 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM||comments (1)|
She was beautiful... she was outspoken, she was multi-talented, and widely known on her high school campus, and in the community. As a youth her coaches believed she could have trained and succeeded in the Olympics, but she wanted to use her strength and speed to help people. She wanted to be a firefighter. Karen Lee FitzPatrick, age 18, was the youngest firefighter to perish while battling the blaze of the historic catastrophe, The Thirtymile Fire on 7/10/01. She was known as a great young woman of faith who inspired many in her short lifetime. Now, you can read her poems, her essays, her inspirational wall writings, see images from the fire, and read the handwritten journal notes taken from her fire pack after her death. The center piece poem was written about her when she was first born. It turned out to be prophetic of her life: "Angel Promises."
Projected Publication date: June 2007.
To see more about this book. Please click the following link www.angelpromisesthebook.com
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|Posted by Kathie Fitzpatrick on September 19, 2010 at 7:25 PM||comments (3)|
The Wish by Katherin Blackwood Fitzpatrick
Katherin Fitzpatrick, author of Angel Promises is back with a book that is sure to please all ages. When a self proclaimed dull rock decides the life of a star is more glamorous than what she is experiencing, her friend The Wind steps in to take the dull, little rock on a journey. As the little rock moves from place to place, she changes to become something precious. But in the process, will she continue to strive to be a star shining in the heavens or become the little rock she was destined to be?
Packed with the sort of wisdom parents long to pass on to their children, Fitzpatrick teaches self acceptance through a light-hearted, entertaining approach. Don't underestimate the impact, however, on all ages, as this timeless story will become relevant to everyone. If you have ever wanted to be someone else, or thought you could never do anything with your life, The Wish will gently remind you that life is a process and even though you may think you are mundane, or dull, you have the potential to become precious. In fact, you are precious. It's just a matter of realizing the journey is as important as the end result.
"THE WISH," now available through Amazon books, for $14.95
Go to www.amazon.com enter books, then enter: The Wish FizPatrick
Copyright Katherin Fitzpatrick (Standard Copyright License)
Publisher AllawayBooks & Angel Promises
Published July 13, 2010
Any young kids in your world?
Actually, this is a big kids book in disguise! Enjoy my new illustrated children's book. The story is timeless, according to the reviewers. Handpainted color illustrations. Note the sale in the ad below--Kathie