JUST A FEW OF THE DOZENS OF BOOKS WRITTEN, CO-WRITTEN, NON-NDA GHOSTWRITTEN, OR SUBSTANTIVELY & DEVELOPMENTALLY EDITED BY M. RUTLEDGE McCALL…
COMING OUT, CHRISTMAS, 2019:
Walls Can Fall, a book on which McCall did a substantive edit, about the alarming state of racism in America today, by a leading US “mega church” pastor.
“…speaks into the racial fatigue that blacks are feeling and the seeming lack of progress with race relations in spite of eight years of a black presidency and multiple book volumes, talks, films… Ongoing police killings of unarmed black people, racial insults raining down from the Executive Branch of the government, gentrification, redlining, voter suppression, and the ongoing trauma of being black in America … injected with humor and personal anecdotes…”
– Professor Clifton Clarke, Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
COMING OUT, THANKSGIVING, 2019:
Game Changer, a memoir on which McCall did substantive and developmental edits, about the eclectic creator of one of the most iconic American board games, which grossed well over one billion dollars in worldwide sales.
COMING OUT, CHRISTMAS, 2019:
The Christ Box, an international mystery thriller with supernatural underdones, by M. Rutledge McCall.
“Intriguing, provocative, unpredictable. …‘Da Vinci Code’-meets-‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ … unique layering of richly-conceived characters … unforeseeable plot twists and turns, this riveting journey progresses from mystery and drama to thriller and adventure. …a tough, iconic protagonist … a world filled with dark and powerful, deadly and even fun antagonists. McCall has written one big, surprising splash of a debut novel…”
– Kenneth Ulmer, Ph.D., Author; past-President, King’s University, Los Angeles; Adjunct, Magdalene College, Oxford University, UK
“What a great work McCall has done here. …gripping and fast paced … rich and complex …could easily be a movie.”
– Phil Pringle, Ph.D., Author; Chancellor, C3 College, Sydney, Australia
COMING OUT, JANUARY, 2020:
The 20th Anniversary Edition of McCall’s critically acclaimed first book, Slipping Into Darkness: A True Story From The American Ghetto.
“…‘dirty realism’ [takes] the readers to gritty places and slices of life… described unflinchingly… with a rich but clean writing style. …unanticipated personal descent into darkness. …any reader would be amazed at what [McCall was] able to accomplish without getting killed… took some guts and naïveté…”
– Dr. Wilbur J. Scott, Ph.D., Professor; US Air Force Academy, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership
“Utterly incredible…a fascinating story…a great writer.”
– Susan Bymel, Founding Partner, Talent Entertainment Group;
Founding Partner, Management 360; Producer, “Game of Thrones”
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COMING OUT IN 2020:
Clean Break, a timely political thriller that feels uncomfortably real in light of the dangerously divisive politics of America today.
UPDATE ON McCALL’s WEST AFRICA BOOK-TO-MOVIE PROJECT, FILMING IN 2020:
In Pursuit of Jubilee, the screen adaptation of a book McCall co-wrote by the same title, published in 2017, about the riveting, true story of a $100 billion oil discovery in Western Africa, and the brutal, years-long battle that ensued to try to imprison the rightful owner of his share of the find. Development of the movie version has been launched, with McCall set as Producer/Writer. Script is being detail budgeted, a shooting schedule prepared, and filming will take place in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi, Ghana, as well as Houston, Dallas, and London.
“A great read and a thrilling ride! …a tale of dogged human aspiration, invention and the capacity to believe in the impossible. …This book is a testament to what people can achieve if their will never falters.”
– Rachel Boynton, Emmy and Tribeca Film Festival-nominated, Edward R. Murrow Award-winning Director; “Our Brand is Crisis”; “P.O.V.”; “Big Men” (Executive Produced by Brad Pitt)
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