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Kate Larabee is Los Angeles’ leading travel expert under thirty-five, and everything in her life is going according to plan. When her handsome lawyer boyfriend, Charlie whisks her away for their anniversary weekend, Kate is sure he’s going to propose, but when he breaks up with her instead, Kate’s perfectly planned out life is thrown into immediate chaos.
Unsure of her next move, Kate travels home to Kansas City to see her family and recalibrate. It’s there in her childhood bedroom that she finds a love letter diary she kept with her first love, Rob—the one that got away. Contained within the pages is the person Kate used to be—a free-spirited adventurer that she’s lost over time and one she is eager to return to being...
Armed with the diary in hand, and a helpful nudge from her sympathetic editor, Kate hits the road on assignment for the magazine. As she makes her way across the country, stopping in places like, Sedona, Santa Fe, Austin, New Orleans, and Savannah, Kate battles mosquitos, humidity and summer thunderstorms in search of the perfect fried southern delicacy, but discovers so much more in the process.
Erin Shaw is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Party Girl - A Modern Fairy Tale, (2014) which was loosely based on her experience moving to New York City during the height of the 2008 recession and performing as a birthday party princess to stay afloat. In addition to fiction writing and screenwriting, Ms. Shaw has worked in media and publishing as a food, travel, lifestyle, and small business writer for more than a decade. She is currently based in Los Angeles and has completed a feature-length screen adaptation of Party Girl with her gal pal and writing partner, Kaitlyn McQuin.
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When her parents’ sailboat vanishes off the coast of Maryland, during the summer of 1984, sixteen-year-old Florence is sent to Watch Hill, Rhode Island to live with her Aunt Margaret.
It is there in the attic of the old family beach house that Florence finds a letter detailing a baby that was given up for adoption by her mother twenty-two years earlier. A girl, named Maddie who is Florence’s long-lost sister.
After an exhaustive search, Florence tracks Maddie down and asks for her help in finding their parents, whom she believes are still alive. Florence is desperate to find them and learn the truth about her sister’s past, but only Maddie holds the key to discovering what might have happened to them and knows it could be a dangerous search.
Erin has adapted Party Girl: A Modern Fairytale for the screen with writing partner, Kaitlyn McQuin. If you're an industry professional you can read our script on The Blacklist. Or please inquire for our pitch deck.
Logline: When Audrey Princeton moves to New York City, she has no idea that her childhood Broadway dreams could end up being the struggle she loses sleep over. In a quick attempt to stay on her feet, Audrey transforms herself from struggling actress to whimsical birthday party princess, but not without a few hilarious missteps and mishaps. With her best friend Logan and charming neighbor Jake by her side, Audrey proves to herself and those around her that, sometimes, the only way to make it is to make it magical.