© Larry Dane Brimner, 2018


A Work in Progress (WIP): Something not yet completed or

finished. Evolving.

As an individual I have always tried to be a better person today than I was yesterday--I’m a Work in Progress, if you will. Toward that end, I try to learn something new every day, whether it be about myself, life, history, or the characters that inhabit my head. As a writer, I like to explore the people and events that helped to shape the U.S. into what it is today. Herewith, my latest WIP, now published. From the flap copy: A Cold War is brewing between communist Soviet Union and the United States. Tensions between the two countries are at an all-time high. In America, peole begin to see communist threats everywhere, and the U.S. government forms a committee to investigate those threats. Even Hollywood comes under the microscope. Acclaimed nonfiction writer Larry Dane Brimner follows, in vivid detail, the story of nineteen men from the film industry who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities. All nineteen believe that the committee’s investigations into their political views and personal associations are a violation of their First Amendment rights. When the first ten of these men refuse to give the committee the simple answers it wants, they are cited for contempt of Congress and are blacklisted. The story of the Hollywood Ten is one of courage and defiance--a story that shows just how important it is to fight for one’s beliefs and rights. (Available at your favorite bookstore or online retailer.) TOP
Larry Dane Brimner