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 has taken upper level courses through Idaho State University, and has taught continuing education creative writing courses. 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, 2007 Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; Commended Title – Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2005; Starred review–American Library Association; Best Collections to Share–2005 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 in May 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
“Silo” 2005, College of Southern Idaho English Department; Young American, America’s Newspaper for Kids; Sun Valley Magazine; and Entgertainment Weekly, May 29, 1998
Honors and Awards:
Top 55 Women in Film Las Vegas screenwriting 2005 “Arizona Moon”
Quarterfinalist- The Writer’s Network screenplay contest 2005 “Arizona Moon” and “The Crying Woman”
Second Place- Phoenix Film Festival screenplay contest 2004 “Arizona Moon”
Semifinalist- Cinestory, short screenplay contest, 2004 “Christmas Wrappings”
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux books for young readers
First Place in 928’s Pacific Northwest Screenwriters’ contest 2007 in the comedy division, “Down At Cactus Lanes”.
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