About The Author:
Patricia Santos Marcantonio was born in Pueblo, Colorado, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in mass communications from the University of Southern Colorado. She is an award-winning journalist, and has won honors for her short stories and screenplays.
Her children’s book, “Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos,” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has earned several honors including, Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; Commended Title – Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Starred review–American Library Association; Best Collections to Share– Wilde Awards and recommendations from Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.
“Red Ridin’ In The Hood: And Other Cuentos” was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
Honors and Awards:
Top 55 Women in Film Las Vegas screenwriting
Quarterfinalist- The Writer’s Network screenplay contest
Second Place- Phoenix Film Festival screenplay contest
Semifinalist- Cinestory, short screenplay contest
First Place in 928’s Pacific Northwest Screenwriters’ contest in the comedy division
First place in the Reel Women of the West Script Contest with her screenplay, “Christmas Wrappings.”
Selling to Hollywood, Screenwriting Expo, Hollywood Film Institute 2-day Film School, Hollywood Film Festival Conference and Robert McKee’s Thriller/Comedy Genre seminar