Friday, July 3, 2009


As you may already know my book, The Truth Lies in the Dark has been chosen by Hollywood film producer, Beth Grossbard. She made many movies for CBS and Lifetime Movie Network, among them are The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Blessing and just finished The Christmas Hope. She wants my book to be her next movie. It is very exciting, but also very challenging.

Given the state of the economy, movie executives are increasingly picky on what new projects they will take on. They are looking primarily for best sellers and well known authors. I am neither. Beth is going to pitch my story late summer/early fall and I want to do what I can to help the executives agree that this would make a great movie. Here's where I ask for your help.

You can help me get my book made into a movie and win great prizes too! That's right, in exchange for a few words of support I will be giving multiple prizes. The more support I get the more prizes I will add, which means more chances to win. As an added bonus, if my book does in fact become a movie I will offer a GRAND PRIZE (to be announced) to one lucky winner. All entries are included in every drawing. So you only have to enter once for many chances to win.

Here's what you do!

In the comment box below please voice your support for my book becoming a movie and an email so I can contact the winners. The following is a list and potential award schedule. Remember, once you leave a comment you are automatically entered to win all prizes offered. All prize winners will be drawn and announced at the end of the contest, except for the GRAND PRIZE, which will be announced once the movie deal is signed.

Contest begins today July 20, 2009 and ends August 31, 2009 September 30, 2009
  • 1st prize = signed copy of The Truth Lies in the Dark & a book T-shirt for every 50 comments. Example: If there are 200 comments by the end of the contest I will give away 4 signed books w/T-shirts.

In addition to the books & T-shirts I will add another prize on each hundredth comment. These prizes will be one of the following and will be posted as they are added.

  • @ 100 comments ... $20.00 gift card to amazon
  • @ 200 comments ... Reading lamp & stationary gift set
  • @ 300 comments ... Movie gift set: movie passes at a theater of your choice

The more comments left the more prizes that will be added. So tell your friends and get ready to win. If you have any questions or would like more information about The Truth Lies in the Dark you can email me at Thank you in advance for you support and help with this and good luck!

~ Kristin Callender


  1. Hi Kristan,
    From what I know of this book it would make a great movie. I wish you every success with it.
    Good Luck,

  2. The truth never lies, and the truth is that The Truth Lies in the Dark would make a wonderful movie. I will come see it!

    Matt Simon,

  3. How exciting, I hope you get the movie deal.

  4. I haven't read the book, but I think the title is great for a movie! The prize idea is awesome too!

  5. Well from the blurb on Amazon, it certainly sounds like it would make a good movie! I just put it on my wish list, and will be buying it next paycheck.

    Good luck with the movie deal! :-)

  6. Great concept for a film! The title is already catchy as well. Good luck to you in getting this film made, as I believe it would sell tickets.

  7. Well, I haven't read your book
    but, from the synopsis, it sounds good..I don't expect to win since the prize only usable in US..but I do hope that your book will be relased in Indonesia.
    Best of Luck!

  8. KC's book would make a fantastic movie! I love Lifetime's work with female storylines and romance films!

  9. The book sounds terrific - best of luck with the movie deal! :-)

  10. Cool contest. I'd be happy to see your movie.

  11. Okay, "The Truth Lies in the Dark" needs to be a movie. And the author, Kristin Callender, is deserving of the honor. I believe "The Truth Lies in the Dark" is excellent film material.

  12. "The Truth Lies in the Dark" could be a commercially successful movie and the title would help draw an audience. I can't wait to see it.

  13. Best wishes on the pitch for the movie. I can not imagine who would play the parts in the movie but I have some ideas.

  14. I hope it works out for your book to become a movie! mycreativeimagination (at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. I remember telling my husband, as I finished reading the book, how great a movie it would make. The plot, the suspense, the characters could all so easily come to life onscreen. I really hope it happens. Best to you, Kristin!


  16. How exciting is it to find out your work might be turned into a movie! That is so awesome! And from what I have read around on this book, it would be so very good! Best of luck! Thanks for the contest too!

    Amy M
    atc218 at aol dot com

  17. this sounds like it would be a great movie. And I am adding the book to my tbb pile. cause quite frankly I want to read it lol.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  18. The storyline for this book is something special and just because your name isn't well known should not deter this being made into a movie. So many independent movies with no big time stars or budgets have gone on to be the darlings of Hollywood. The movie bigwigs need to take more chances on the little guys.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  19. That is so cool. I really hope you get it and that this helps.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  20. I love seeing a movie of a book I've read or vice versa; here's hoping that this dream will come to fruition and be reality. Way to go Beth on wanting this made into a movie.
    Kristin, do keep us informed.