“... We are a Canadian movie studio interested in turning your book into a movie ....” is an outreach nearly any author would love to receive. Our own Rae James was such a recipient when her Fallen Angels Book Club series was optioned and soon after cast for filming. Join host Sarah Bresniker in conversation with James to learn about the journey--what it took to have her book made into a TV movie and what she learned in the process.
Rae James grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed the masters Public Policy Program at California State University at Hayward. From there she was recruited to join the State of California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office where she drafted legislation affecting local and regional issues. Later she was appointed Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles.
After a career of public service she focused on her first love, mystery writing. She has published seven books by Camel Press. James won a best fiction award by Northern California Publishers and Authors in 2018. Her Hollis Morgan Mysteries was optioned for a TV movie series to air in 2022. The Inheritance, the first book in her new Johanna Hudson Mystery series, was published in April 2021. The second book in the series will be released in summer 2022.
James currently serves as Chair on the Bouchercon Board. Bouchercon is a worldwide mystery genre annual convention. She is a member of Sisters-In Crime: Sacramento Chapter, a member of Mystery Writers of America and a member of Northern California Publishers and Authors.
James lives in Northern California.
are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime. We promote
the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of
women crime writers.