William Diehl died in 2006 he was working on another thriller, entitled SEVEN WAYS TO DIE based on a coroner’s handbook given him by Illinois Medical Examiner Brett Bartlett, then a client ofAtchity Entertainment International
(“Crazy Heart,” “Hysteria,” “Expatriate”) passed the materials along to Ken Atchity, who was partnered withSimpson and Informant’s Judy Cairo on other projects.Atchity’s AEI partner
President and Partner, COO
Came to Los Angeles in 1992 after serving as associate administrator of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. She began as story editor and analyst at AEI then, after specializing in treatments and acquisitions, became VP of Development and Production (1995-1999). Ms Wong's
had worked with Diehl and Simpson on television pitches and screenplays. Atchity, an experienced editor and writer as producer and literary manager, found there was more than enough “evidence,” between Bill’s chapter files, outline, and conversations with screen collaborator Simpson, to finish the book.
“It’s time that Bill’s loyal fans get to read his last, and most exciting, story,” Atchity commented. Seven Ways to Die will first launch exclusively with
It was a great honor to finish this novel, inspired by our love for Bill’s great imagination and attention to detail—and our belief that this story, like Primal Fear and Sharky’s Machine, will make a great motion picture
” Story Merchant represents the Diehl estate and Bill’s widow former journalist Virginia Gunn Diehl.
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