Author Cheryl Honigford at the Chicago Literary Fest signing copies of her novel The Darkness Knows, and displaying an advance copy of her new novel Homicide for the Holidays was released Oct. 10 (Submitted/The Report).
By Sandra Landen Machaj
When we read a work of published writing, we often think that the author is someone special, unlike the everyday people living in our neighborhood with a family and a full time job.
In reality, most authors are special, but they also may be our next door neighbor, who like you, spend their days caring for their family and working a full time job.
It is after these everyday responsibilities are complete, that they begin to write. Many retire to their computer to make the magic words that will become their next work appear on the screen.
One such author is Cheryl Honigford, an Antioch resident.
By day, Honigford
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After weak quarterly financials, Canada’s DHX Media is eyeing a sale or merger of the business, which owns kids hits from the Teletubbies to In the Night Garden. The move was a shock to the wider children’s TV community.
The Canadian company’s revenue of C$298.7 million (US$239 million) missed analysts lowest estimates for its fourth quarter results. DHX CEO Dana Landry said that the Teletubbies particularly had underperformed for the business.
To maximise its shareholder value, its board of directors may provide options such as “the sale of part of or all of the company”, an asset sale,“a merger or other business combination with another party, or other strategic transactions”.
DHX was formed in 2006 when Decode Entertainment merged with Halifax Film Company. It has a library of 13,000 half-hours of shows including Degrassi, Caillou and Inspector Gadget.
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Pick has brokered a deal with
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Three Days to Live focuses on abductions
Pick, the free-to-air channel operated by Sky in the UK, has acquired two true crime documentaries from NBCUniversal International Distribution.
The network will premiere Three Days to Live and Homicide for the Holidays in the UK and Ireland after they air on Oxygen in the US in November and December respectively.
Three Days to Live explores abduction cases in the US, where the first 72 hours after a kidnapping prove crucial to a victim’s chances of survival.
Homicide for the Holidays, meanwhile, looks at examples of crime stories that have taken place during the emotionally fraught period between Christmas and New Year.
The deal was brokered by Charlie Charalambous, acquisitions executive for Sky, with NBCUniversal International Distribution.
Stephen Ladlow, director of Pick, Challenge and Real Lives, said the two shows were bought because “they offer unique and fascinating examinations of
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Major authors deliver a number of highly anticipated books this season, while talented newcomers demonstrate the enduring strength of the mystery/thriller genre with impressive first novels.
Andy Weir. Crown, Nov. 14
Weir follows up his bestselling debut, The Martian, with another science fiction thriller, this one set on the first and only city on the moon.
Attica Locke. LB/Mulholland, Sept. 12
Edgar-finalist Locke launches her first series with a timely thriller. Black Texas Ranger Darren Matthews investigates two racially charged murders in a small Texas town.
The Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille. Simon Schuster, Sept. 19
For his 20th novel, bestseller DeMille surprises readers with a new character and a new setting. In the fall of 2015, a beautiful woman persuades Key West charter boat captain Daniel “Mac” MacCormick to travel to Cuba on a dangerous mission.
Louise Penny. Minotaur, Aug.
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Just when the Ortegas were celebrating while enjoying a family Christmas dinner at their Covina, California, home, a man dressed in a Santa suit knocked on the door and shot the first person who answered, an 8-year-old little girl. The man was 45-year-old Bruce Pardo, an angry ex who wanted revenge on his former wife, Sylvia Pardo. You can see the entire story dramatized on tonight’s Homicide For The Holidays, which airs on the Oxygen Network.
Homicide For The Holidays: “A Christmas Massacre” episode on Oxygen
A frantic 911 call from a Covina, California, residence indicates that a surprise visit from Santa Claus may not have turned out the way the Ortega family expected.
Something Deadly For Christmas (129 Knollcrest
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Oxygen Media goes grim for the holidays with the new four-hour event series HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, premiering Saturday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT – 10pm ET/PT. The special delves into the terrifying twists, turns and tell-alls that reveal how tumultuous the holiday season can be. For a sneak peek, visit http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/season-1/videos/homicide-for-the-holidays-premieres-on-december-3rd
For most, the winter holidays mean bringing family and friends together to eat, drink, and create joyous memories to last a lifetime; but, for others, it’s a time where emotions run high, anger and animosity set in and can spark an explosive combination of simmering resentments and volatile secrets. Sometimes, this emotional powder keg makes for some truly horrific holiday crime stories that viewers are sure to never forget. The series will feature firsthand accounts from families of four
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The Oxygen Network is airing their “Deadly Thanksgiving” episode this weekend on Homicide for the Holidays. The story is based on the fatal shootings that occurred in Jupiter, Florida, seven years ago.
Authorities say Paul Michael Merhige pretended to enjoy his Thanksgiving dinner before he fired multiple shots, killing four of his family members and wounding two others. Homicide for the Holidays will interview surviving family members and law enforcement, who will share the traumatic events. Paul Michael Merhige is in prison serving multiple life sentences for the deaths of his twin sisters and a cousin’s small child.
Thanksgiving Dinner Ends In Massive Bloodshed
The deadly Thanksgiving massacre ripped through headlines in November of 2009. Florida detectives say they were called out to the scene, where they found
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The holidays may be a time of family strife, but for some, it can turn deadly. Oxygen announced a new true crime series Homicide for the Holidays that premieres on Dec. 3, 2016, at 10 pm. ET. There are four episodes scheduled and each shares the horrific account of a holiday that turned into a nightmare. The series features first-hand accounts from witnesses, survivors and those close to the crime stories. While many series and movies focus on heartwarming, holiday tales, Oxygen is taking things up a notch by unveiling the grisly and gruesome Homicide for the Holidays series.
You may see a sneak peek video of Homicide for the Holidays at the Oxygen website.
Homicide for the Holidays Episodes
“A Deadly Thanksgiving”
The four-part series begins on Dec.
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