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John Meyer's Biography

Member Info

Aug 2011

Thrice-published author, most recently Heartbreaker (Kensington, 2006), memoir of my (thrilling, harrowing) time with Judy Garland. Married, Manhattan resident, musical theater composer/lyricist, with credits creating material for singers like Margaret Whiting, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland. Visit my web/blogsite meyerwire.wordpress.com for a look at my style, my tropes, my encounters with a few celebrities like Budd Schulberg and Burt Lancaster. Currently about to launch WWII novel, Operation Ruby Slipper, as an e-book on CreateSpace. Looking forward to joining your crew.

Influences

Writers, directors, the creators in the literary and performing arts from the early 20th Century to the present have influenced me. Some names: JD Salinger, Budd Schulberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Harold Arlen, SJ Perelman, Johnny Mercer, Dorothy Fields, Margaret Mead, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Upcoming Works

Theatrical adaptation of my memoir, Heartbreaker -about my time with Judy Garland. Also, theatrical adaptation of my novel, Operation Ruby Slipper, which features Judy again in a fictional setting -behind German lines in WWII.

Agents

Mitch Douglas, formerly with ICM

Recommended Links

Publishers

Kensington Books (Heartbreaker)

GraceNote Publishing (Operation Ruby Slipper)