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I have been lucky enough to feature an interview with the talented author, musician and movie star ~
In Shayne's first year out of high school she penned, co-directed, and starred in the feature film 'The Incubus', a paranormal romance, which obtained distribution and screened in over fifteen theaters across South Florida among major theater chains such as Regal, AMC, and Cinemark. 'The Incubus' has also obtained a passionate fanbase of over 100,000 girls online and has garnered the attention of reporters from the Miami Herald, CBS News, and NPR Radio.
Leighton also starred alongside Scream Queen, Tara Cardinal, in the film 'Legend of the Red Reaper' which will make its world debut at the 2012 AFM in Los Angeles.
Now, 21-year-old Leighton is excited to release her debut young adult novel series, 'Of Light and Darkness', set in contemporary Prague, as well as developing the film adaptation of the novel series starring Michael Welch from the 'Twilight Saga' and Cassie Scerbo from ABC Family's 'Make It Or Break It' and 'Teen Spirit'. The novel series is represented by internationally renowned literary manager, Joel Gotler of IPG.
Recently released songs can now be heard on ReverbNation.com with a full-length album in the works. Leighton is currently named #35 on the pop charts in Miami, FL.
Named #26 in Boca Magazine's "Top 100 'It' People" for 2011, Shayne has joined many other up and coming celebrities by obtaining representation by Arcadium Entertainment.
What does Shayne have to say about what makes a winning book cover?
What are the key elements that tie in the cover with the story?
Who designed your cover?
I did! :) I was lucky enough to have a really awesome publisher that gave me a lot of freedom in the final product of what my novel would turn out to be. We created one cover for the eBook and I decided I wanted a different look for the paperback edition.
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