Please join us at a haunted Chevalier’s, with fog coating our carpets and creepy (but delicious) snacks, this coming Thursday October 29th at 7pm for a spooky signing and reading of the terrifying new novel INK by Glenn Benest and Dale Pitman. INK follows the story of Brian Archer, creator of a series of successful graphic novels about a vengeful supernatural being called “The Highwayman,” who has become a recluse after the adoration of a female fan turned to rage and violence.
But all that changes when he meets a renowned and beautiful illustrator, A.J. Hart, who carries emotional scars of her own. Their work together is fueled by the unrequited passion they share and a mysterious bottle of black ink that arrives one day at Brian’s doorstep.
Glenn Benest is an award-winning writer/producer with seven produced film credits, including two high profile films by acclaimed filmmaker Wes Craven: “Deadly Blessing” and “A Stranger In Our House.”
His independent film, “Hungry Hearts,” was picked up by Shoreline Entertainment and won numerous awards at film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including the Special Jury Prize at the Houston International Film Festival (Worldfest) for best low budget feature
In addition to novel writing and screenwriting, Glenn hosts popular writing workshops, webinars and does private consultations with writers locally and all over the world. Six films have been launched from these groups, including “Scream” and “Event Horizon.”
INK is his first novel.
Dale Pitman was born in the shadows of the Burbank studios, which is where his love of movies began. As a kid, Dale got to play hooky and sit in with his father, renowned “Wrecking Crew” guitarist, Bill Pitman, on studio sessions for record, T.V. and most memorably movie calls, like the James Bond flick, “Dr. No,” where Dale fell in love for the art of cinema (and Ursula Andrews, though not necessarily in that order).
Dale immersed himself in studying the craft of writing with teachers David Freeman, the late Blake Snyder and most notably his mentor and writing partner, award-winning screenwriter Glenn Benest, where they both discovered their mutual affinity for the works of Poe and Lovecraft.
Dale lives in Newport Beach, CA, with the lovely Kelly O’Reilly and their feline accomplice, Casey, and will continue writing, most likely, until someone pries the keyboard away from his cold, dead fingers . . . And beyond!
INK is his first novel.