Of Light and Darkness, a young adult fantasy novel set in the modern-day Czech Republic has been acquired by Decadent Publishing. The novel is based on the feature film currently in development.
Shayne Leighton states she is “…excited to announce that as of December 31st, Of Light and Darkness has been officially acquired by Decadent Publishing (http://decadentpublishing.com) and will be released sometime in 2011.” Leighton notes, “it will be the first in a series of five.” She believes that after the conclusions of other popular teen fantasies such as Harry Potter and Twilight, her independently-published stories will stand the chance of contending with the “big guys” and cause people to fall in love with a whole new cast of characters and creatures.
When Shayne graduated the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr., School of the Arts in 2009, she did not anticipate the success to which her first feature film, The Incubus, would grow. After meeting mentor and fast friend, Marcie Gorman, at one of the high school’s productions of Fame, the two decided to produce what would become Leighton’s launch into the world of entertainment and the written word. The Incubus obtained limited theatrical release in South Florida among popular theater chains such as Regal, AMC, and Cinemark and is now in syndication online. (http://incubusmovie.com) Almost two years after writing, co-directing, and starring in her second feature film, Leighton received her first book deal. Leighton is also one of the starring cast members of the fantasy action film “Legend of the Red Reaper,” where she plays the younger sister.