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As an accomplished film industry script consultant, Richard Dean Starr has written or “doctored” more than a dozen produced films since the early nineties, including one of that decade’s biggest science fiction blockbusters.  He later crafted dialogue for a theme park ride based upon the same film. As a script doctor, Starr has been credited on IMDB no less than ten times—something virtually unheard of for most script doctors, who traditionally work on productions without receiving formal credit. Most recently, Starr wrote the story and doctored the first-draft screenplay for the 2016/2017 independent feature film Mississippi Murder, a multi-million dollar production starring the legendary Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Time After Time), Hellboy II’s Luke Goss, Kate Orsini (Days of Our Lives, 90210, Lie to Me), and Bryan Batt (Mad Men). In addition to his motion picture work, Starr has published over 200 books, comics, graphic novels, articles, columns, interviews, and stories in magazines and newspapers as diverse as Suspense Magazine, Starlog, Twilight Zone, Science Fiction Chronicle, The Southeast Georgian, and the Camden County Tribune, just to name a few. His fiction has appeared in Hellboy: Odder Jobs, Tales of Zorro and More Tales of Zorro, Kolchak: the Night Stalker Chronicles, Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook, The Avenger Chronicles, and the 2005 Stephen King Halloween issue of Cemetery Dance magazine, among others—with the latter also published as a signed, limited-edition hardcover.  The trade edition of that particular issue remained in print for an astonishing seven years.  Starr is also the author of the graphic novel Wyatt Earp: The Justice Riders, editor of two volumes of original Zorro short stories and novellas (a first in the eighty-five year history of the world-famous and beloved character), and co-editor of Sex, Lies and Private Eyes, with Joe Gentile.  In 2008, he was also co-editor, with Matthew Baugh, of the Captain Action comics  line—his first foray into comic books—and in 2016, he co-authored a Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Dan Shamble: Zombie P.I. team-up comic with New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. Over the past ten-plus years, Starr has collaborated in various capacities with no less than three New York Times bestselling writers.  They include the aforementioned Kevin J. Anderson (Star Wars, Dune, and Dean’s Koontz’s Frankenstein), Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, Black Hats), and the late Ed Gorman (The Marilyn Tapes and Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: City of Night).  In the summer of 2017, Starr and his longtime partner, Erin “E.R.” Bower, completed editorial duties on The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes, a continuation of the anthology series begun by the late Howard Hopkins, featuring eleven stories of the “Great Detective” by some of today’s top writers from the worlds of fiction, film, and television.  Volume III, The Lost Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes—to be co-edited with noted Holmes author M.A. Wilson—is in development, with a release planned for the fall of 2018. On Halloween day 2017, Starr achieved another milestone: “The Last Flight of D.B. Cooper”, his first story featuring Alexander Frost, an all-new, original recurring character, was published in the September/October issue of Suspense Magazine. Last (but certainly not least), Starr and E.R. Bower teach the occasional fiction, screenwriting, and film production workshops through their L.A. Writers Workshop and their production services company, Pinnacle Hollywood.  Starr currently serves as Creative Director, Senior Copywriter, and Managing Partner at Success Copywriting/Success Creative, a boutique copywriting, advertising, marketing, and digital strategy agency based in Los Angeles. Finally, Starr is co-founder and Acting COO of Ereading.com ® , soon to be the world’s largest independent online bookstore with more than 22-million new and used print books, ebooks, e-audio books, and reading-related merchandise items.  Ereading.com ® , an integral part of Eread Technologies, Inc. , will operate as a social-betterment business model that provides financial support for a variety of literacy and education initiatives through the company’s Read and Change the World™ Direct Donation and Select Grants Program.  Over the coming years Eread Technologies™ is committed to developing an industry-leading network of top-tier, reading-centric web properties that provide products and services to the retail, wholesale, and publishing markets.  The current Eread Technologies  portfolio includes Ereading.com ® , eComicBooks.com , BookNeighbors.com , CollegeReads.com , SchoolReads.com , eLibraryBooks.com  and LaunchWords.com , among others. Contact Richard
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