Creative Writing

I’m thrilled to announce that my middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, will be published in March 2018!

http://www.henschelhausbook.scom

My publisher, the amazing Kira Henschel, of HenschelHAUS Publishing, has shepherded through 500 books since she founded the company 15 years ago. Her latest offering is Don’t Give Up on Me, co-written by baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. He’s currently making the rounds with the national media, promoting his book.

I’m also excited to be going back to France for my second artist residency! This time, I’ll be in the south of France in Cassis, near Calanques National Park.

Creativity comes from many sources. Writer residencies serve as great inspiration for me.

My residencies to date:
In the fall of 2015 and 2016, I spent two-week writer residencies at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Our group of nine writers were amazingly diverse–coming together by way of South Africa, Alaska, London, New York, California, Maryland, and throughout the Midwest.

I was honored to join artists in France in May 2017 at the Camac Centre d’Art, Marnay Sur Seine. I put my 7 years of French to good use! I’m re-learning after many years.

 

Centre D’Art, Marnay sur Seine, France

“I am a writer, and I am going to write,” American playwright and author Loraine Hansberry once proclaimed. I took these words to heart.

I am working on part two of The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, as well as a non-fiction adult career book featuring stories of those who overcame adversity to realize their dreams.

Recent projects:

The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes

Middle grade novel of an African-American child superhero.

Marty Hayes has a deep love affair with all things science, especially the new CRISPR-Cas9 technology, spy gadgets, and his burgeoning superhero powers. His granny used her powers to help Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement, and has him promise not to use his powers frivolously. Further complicating his entry into 7th grade is his awakening knowledge of girls as he navigates middle school with his best friend, Christopher. Foreign goons threaten Marty and Christopher’s beloved International Spy Museum In Washington, D.C.  They’re out to get the CRISPR-Cas9 data secrets hiding in plain sight at the museum. Marty, Christopher, Aisha and the school bully, Wade join forces to thwart data coveted the world over from getting into the wrong hands…and the wrong country.

Publishing in March 2018 and seeking a deal for a full-length feature movie.

Coming Soon…

Wisconsin Writer’s Association Literary Journal, publishing in October 2017

I’m honored to join the writers and their works selected for the upcoming journal. My short story, “Stealth Love,” will be included in the journal available for sale this fall!

Find the 2016 edition at Amazon.com. Search for “Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal.”

Writer’s Digest

Guide to Literary Agents Blog

Guest Blogger, July 2017

Completed Works:

Screenplays:

  • Crackers
  • Stomping Embers
  • Family Secrets

Adult Novel:

  • Stomping Embers

Awards:

Wisconsin Writers Association 2016 Jade Ring Award

  • American Accolades Screenwriting Competition Awards
  • Dreambuilder Celebration Awards
  • Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
  • Cyclone Entertainment Annual Screenwriter’s Project
  • Telluride Indiefest
  • Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

Browse Services:

Lora Hyler attended the 56th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. That serves as inspiration for her current creative work.

Testimonials:

There is no communications professional I have met in my career whose services I can recommend more highly than Lora Hyler. have known her in a professional capacity for nearly 20 years. She was program chair when I was president of Working Writers (a professional association of freelance writers in the Milwaukee area) and was both unfailingly reliable and forward thinking. As an example, under Lora’s program leadership, we were one of the first groups in the area to hold a conference on social networking.

During that same period I witnessed first-hand both her organizational skills and her ability to talk with anyone about anything. I have a background in journalism myself and know how valuable both qualities are in so many areas of life. She thrives on new challenges, a characteristic which has enabled her to move beyond a traditional public relations model to help her clients with whatever they need, whether it be product development at the national and international level or covering the aftermath of the shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek for Time magazine.

Anne Bingham
Anne BinghamWriter for decision makers in business and the professions

Hyler Communications worked with the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum to promote our annual contest. Through this effort, we’ve received recognition in statewide newspapers and websites, as well as national papers such as USA Today. Lora Hyler lined up screenwriter Ken Rance whose 2009 film “New in Town” starred Oscar winner Renee Zellweger, and Grammy and Emmy winner Harry Connick, Jr., to serve as our celebrity judge. We’re excited about the attention that brings to our contest. It’s providing the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum with additional Hollywood connections and has already resulted in one project.

Ken Miyamoto
Ken MiyamotoProfessional screenwriter, former President of Wisconsin Screenwriter Forum

Working with Hyler Communications was a pleasure. During the pre-production of our first Milwaukee movie, Lora’s assistance was invaluable. Her outstanding organizational skills and dedication to the project was motivating and critical to our success. She was an important and confident leader while helping to publicize our project, securing filming locations and calmly solving the multitude of problems every large project faces.

Jim Freidman
Jim FreidmanPhD. CrD. Dreambuilder. Illuminator. Coach. Wordsmith. Teacher.