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Jess

Ghost of a young gambler hanged in 1884 takes up residence in an old gold mill near Lake Tahoe and raises hell in the life of the tour guide, a Stanford student. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Linda Boroff     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: A young Jake Gyllenhaal
Emma Roberts
English female grad student
In the Vein Of: Miner's Massacre
The Burrowers
Ghost Town
Posted: 05/28/2011
Updated: 04/20/2018
Author Bio: I graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English.

My short story "Light Fingers" and the adapted screenplay were optioned by director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Infiltrator, upcoming LAbyrinth w/Johnny Depp). The project is now in development.

My short story, "Rabid Redemption" will appear in June in Lifelines, the literary and art journal of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

My novella, "A Season of Turbulence" was published in The Conium Review.

I was hired to write the feature film, "Murder in Fashion," which played at several festivals and theaters in 2010 and was reviewed in the NY Times and L.A. Times.

My short story "Home Like a Shadow" was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Prose Competition from over two thousand entries, and appeared in the anthology, Best New Writing. It also won a fellowship to a writing seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia.

My screenplay, "The Dressmaker's Daughter," was a top ten finalist in the 2010 Bruce Geller Screenwriting Competition.

I wrote the biopic for film noir actress Barbara Payton, now in development with Don Murphy (Transformers).

My fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Guardian, McSweeney’s, Hollywood Dementia, Drunk Monkeys, In Posse Review, Adelaide Magazine, Gawker, Word Riot, Hobart, Ducts Magazine, Blunderbuss Magazine, Storyglossia, Able Muse, The Furious Gazelle, Eyeshot, JONAH Magazine, The Boiler, In Posse Review, Epoch, Bound Off (podcast), Fiction Attic Press, , Black Denim Lit (print), Cimarron Review (print), Stirring, Thoughtful Dog, and others.