Friday, December 12, 2014

The Story Behind The Book of Zev

The Book of Zev  

The opening quote is what inspired me to want to write this story: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” A man I met on a train as I was returning from a screenwriting conference where I had conducted a workshop on creating great characters using my trademarked writing system inspired the Book of Zev. This man was a religious Jew who was travelling to different orthodox communities to try to find a place where he fit in. His questions about faith mirrored my own. We talked for three hours and the next thing I knew, I was writing a book. 

About the Book 

  Paperback: 298 pages
  Publisher: Koehler Books (December 1, 2014)
  Language: English
  ISBN-10: 1940192781
  ISBN-13: 978-1940192789 

The Book of Zev Synopsis

The Book of Zev is a psychological thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel.

Click here to read an Excerpt of The Book of Zev  


Author Marilyn Horowitz 
About Marilyn Horowitz

Marilyn Ida Horowitz is a producer, writing coach, and award-winning professor of screenwriting at New York University. From her books on her trademarked writing system—now standard reading at NYU—to her appearances at Screenwriters World and The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest, Marilyn has guided the careers of literally hundreds of writers. She is currently featured in the Now Write! Screenwriting Anthology (Tarcher/Penguin) and in the upcoming The Expert Success Solution (Morgan James). Her production credits include And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams.


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