Maryann Ridini Spencer, award-winning Screenwriter, Author, Producer, Lifestyle Journalist, Chef, TV Host, and CEO, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her new book (and first novel), “Lady In The Window”.
Maryann tells us about her inspiration for “Lady In The Window”, and also shares interesting information about her other successful projects, as well as her fascinating life.
Maryann is one amazing woman who really does it all. Tune in and prepare to be inspired!
About Maryann Ridini Spencer:
Maryann writes themes of ALOHA …penning award-winning novels and writing and producing critically-acclaimed projects for film & television, working as a print and television food & lifestyle journalist as well as recipe developer, chef, and Simply Delicious Living TV Host. She is committed to creating, writing and producing content that entertains, inspires, educates, and uplifts.
Growing up on the East Coast in a large, close-knit Italian-Irish family, Maryann developed a love for cooking and entertaining at an early age. This passion preparing healthy dishes and memorable dining experiences for family and friends led her to start developing recipes, and eventually, to write and produce TV cooking segments for entertainment and lifestyle series on Cable News Network and USA Network, as well as work as a print food and lifestyle writer.
In 2010, Maryann created the concept for a show she also produces and hosts, “Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®,” an award-winning healthy living cooking series (and cookbook) seen on PBS Television (KVCR-TV in Southern California, DirectTV, Dish Network, Roku, and YouTube) with a text and video column that runs in the online edition of the Ventura County Star (part of the Gannett /USA Today Network, Search: Simply Delicious at VCStar.com).
Additionally, Maryann is the creator, producer, writer, and reporter of, “Sustainable Ventura News,” an award-winning environmental news program broadcast on local television in Ventura, as well as on the news and lifestyle pages at Ventura County Star (Search: “Sustainable Ventura”). “Simply Delicious Living” and “Sustainable Ventura” also run as radio shows on KPPQ 104.1 FM in Ventura County, Ca.
Television and Movie Screenwriter & Producer
A member of the Writers Guild West and Producers Guild of America, Maryann is celebrated for co-producing/writing the award-winning movie, “The Lost Valentine,” starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The movie, a critically-acclaimed, ratings hit from Hallmark Hall of Fame (in Association with Ridini Entertainment Corporation based on the novel of the same name by James Michael Pratt), premiered Sunday, January 30, 2011, on CBS-TV (9:00 pm ET/PT) to over 15 million viewers. It held its position for five years as being CBS-TV’s highest rated movie, and at the time of its premiere, it was Hallmark’s highest rated movie in four years. Since it’s debut, it has since become one of Hallmark’s classic, most beloved movies, and is now a part of Hallmark’s Gold Crown Collector’s Edition. The movie also airs regularly on The Hallmark Channel. Read more about “The Lost Valentine.”
A sampling of Maryann’s numerous writing and/or producing credits for television and foreign theatrical distribution include Cable News Network (“People Now” and “The Mike Douglas Show”), USA Networks (“Alive & Well”), SyFy Channel (MOWs), Showtime Networks (“Roger Corman Presents” movie series), and The Movie Channel (MOWs).
About “Lady In The Window”:
“Lady in the Window” a Novel by Maryann Ridini Spencer (2017, SelectBooks)
Thirty-year-old Kate Grace is a successful lifestyle writer for a popular magazine in New York City. She has everything she could ever want — a loving family, friens, and the man of her dreams. But when several unforeseen events threaten to upend her world, a friend comes to the rescue, offering Kate respite to mend her broken heart in the ancient, magical paradise that is Hanalei, Kauai.
On the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, she ends up finding more than she bargained for — new life, new love, and synchronicities sent from the beyond.
“Lady in the Window” is the WINNER of the 2017 Best Book Award (American Book Fest) in the “Fiction: Romance Category.”
Purchase Lady In The Window at: http://ladyinthewindow.com or https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lady-in-the-window-maryann-ridini-spencer/1124717101?ean=9781590794074