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Susie Grant book submitted for consideration for movie

Author of The True Story of a German War Bride, writer of popular newspaper column 'The Ladies Corner', and Neatsville historian, naturalist, and matriarch of one of Adair County's most respected families now may see her greatest literary work made into a movie

Susie Grant's book The True Story of a German War Bride is being submitted by her publisher, PublishAmerica to Dreamworks Studio for consideration for a possilbe film.

DreamWorks is Steven Spielberg's film studio. PublishAmerica's Shawn Street is expressing optimism that the autobiography will make the cut.

We are very excited to announce that this exceptional book is being considered for film adaptation, Street said. We look forward to the day when this talented authors work will appear on the big screen.

PublishAmerica's Street's Street sent this synopsis of Susie Grant's book:
"Shortly after World War II the author met an American soldier in a most unusual way. Nothing would ever have come of the chance meeting had her father accepted her explanation of the casual encounter. But enraged by her speaking with 'one of these murderers,' he disowned her and made her homeless. Her grandfather came to her rescue. He realized this soldier had nothing to do with what had happened to her family during the war. With the grandfathers help a friendship started which turned into a bittersweet love story. It took many years for her father to realize that the 'enemy soldier' was not a bad guy after all."
The "enemy soldier" was the late Sidney Grant, definitely "a good guy," as far as Adair Countians are concerned. He was a building contractor and long time Magistrate who served Adair County District 1 longer than any other magistrate in county history, and was, until recently, the longest serving of any Adair County Magistrate in its history.

The True Story of a German War Bride is available from the author and is available at the Adair County Public Library in its Kentucky Section.

Susie Grant's life in Adair County has seen her become one of the community's most respected, most treasured citizens. Her newspaper column, "The Ladies' Corner" from its start in The Columbia Statesman over 40 years ago, still appears in The Adair Progress.

Susie Grant is also the author of a history of a once-thriving North Adair County Community, which once rivalled Columbia as Adair County's leading town. The article, Neatsville: Once bustling town was incorporated for a time was posted on on June 8, 2006.

According to PublishAmerica's Shawn Street, the firm publishes the works of 40,000 authors. Street said the firm is a traditional publishing firm which pays its authors advances and royalties, and makes it books available in the United States and Europe through bookstores.

This story was posted on 2009-12-29 05:36:50
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Susie Grant with The True Story of a German War Bride

2009-12-29 - Little Cake, KY - Photo by Hilda Smith. CM file photo. A book every Adair County Library should have: The following cutline accompanied the photo above, when it was posted just after the arrival of the first copies of Susie Grant's book. The work which is now being submitted for consideration for a possble Dreamworks movie: "Susie Grant has received two copies of her book, "The True Story of A German War Bride." The book is available by mail order now from PublishAmerica."
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