Slake300Gerry Dryansky and his wife Joanne, who began writing together doing screenplays, have had two of their three novels out now, nearly at the same time, SATAN LAKE and FORTUNE’S SECOND WINK/LA DEUXIEME VIE DE FATIMA.

The first is with the prestigious literary houses of Actes Sud in France and McArthur &Co. in Canada and the second with the French Les Editions Héloïse d’Ormesson.  Each is in a very different genre.  SATAN LAKE is a modern Hansel and Gretel tale about two pre-adolescents whose lives are twisted by the misdeeds of their elders, in a small American town that is Norman Rockwell by day and Edward Hopper by night.

FORTUNE’S SECOND WINK is the sequel to FATIMA’S GOOD FORTUNE, which was published worldwide and is being brought to the screen by Jean-Jacques Beineix of DIVA fame.  It’s the story of a poor Tunisian woman whose decision to become the maid of an eccentric countess changes her life drastically.