Sourcebooks, Inc., an independent book publisher outside of Chicago, will release “A Stirring from Salem,” the second novel in a book trilogy based on NBC’s longest-running scripted series, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Authored by Sheri Anderson, the Emmy-winning writing force behind some of television’s most iconic storylines over the past thirty years and former head writer for DAYS OF OUR LIVES, the book coincides with the show’s 45th anniversary on the air and the recent renewal of the show for two more drama-filled seasons.
“A Stirring from Salem” is a sequel to “A Secret in Salem,” the first book in a trilogy of DAYS OF OUR LIVES-inspired novels by the former head writer that follows many popular characters no longer on the show while also introducing many exciting new ones through this innovative tie-in fiction line that provides alternative and extended stories for the characters. John Black and Marlena Evans, played by legendary soap icons Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall, are the stars of the book series, delighting fans who haven’t seen the pair onscreen since January of 2009. “A Stirring from Salem” takes place in the exotic and dangerous lands of South Africa as a deadly secret is revealed that threatens a clinic run by DAYS OF OUR LIVES fan favorites Kayla, Patch, and Bill Horton. Super-couple John and Marlena, with the help of family and friends from Salem, work to uncover the truth and help save the clinic as young ingénue Charley Gaines, a newcomer to the DAYS universe, finds herself thrown into the world of high fashion, where danger lurks behind every bush. Old loves will be challenged, secrets will be revealed, and passions will ignite stronger than ever.
The eBook version of “A Stirring from Salem” will be available online as of May 10, 2011, and as a promotional gift to fans, the digital version will be available for only $1.99 for the week of May 3rd through the 9th. In addition, the eBook edition of the “A Stirring from Salem” predecessor, “A Secret in Salem,” will be available online for free during the promotion. Fans can expect the final chapter in the “Salem’s Secrets, Scandals, & Lies” trilogy, “A Scandal in Salem,” to be out later this year.
Working in every aspect of writing including scripts, editing, and long story, two-time Emmy-winner Sheri Anderson was responsible for over 3,000 hours of television, creating some of the most memorable and groundbreaking storylines on American daytime television and helming or co-writing for popular series such as GENERAL HOSPITAL, SANTA BARBARA and FALCON CREST, among others. She has also acted as creative consultant and executive producer for THE SPOT, the first original content site on the internet, and has worked extensively in international television and film development. She has recently been traveling the country with past and present DAYS OF OUR LIVES cast members to promote the book series as well as “Days of our Lives 45 Years A Celebration in Photos,” an anniversary coffee table book authored by the show’s Executive in Charge of Production Greg Meng and Hollywood art director Eddie Campbell. The book is a rare glimpse of over 500 behind-the-scenes, never-before-seen photographs of cast, crew, sets, and styling, breaking the proverbial "fourth wall" for an extraordinary look inside the studio and into the lives of the show’s stars.
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