Looking for Garbo

A Novel

James Main has a film to make.

Seth Moseley has a story to tell.

Neither have any idea how looking for Garbo would change their lives.

Documentary filmmaker James Main places an ad looking for anyone still above ground who knew movie goddess Greta Garbo. He’s delighted when Seth Moseley, a salty old tabloid reporter, replies with the promise of an untold story of why the reclusive star left Hollywood at the height of her fame. Garbo, Seth says, was on a mission to assassinate her biggest fan--Adolf Hitler. When things went sideways, Seth had to rescue Garbo amidst an ocean full of Nazis. The two were forever changed by the experience and, James, hearing the story decades later, will never be the same. 

Jon James Miller

Jon James Miller has always been passionate about literature and film and pursued a career in the latter at Ithaca College in upstate New York, earning a degree in cinematography.  He moved to Los Angeles and found work as a researcher and segment producer on cable documentaries for A&E, Lifetime Intimate Portraits and The History Channel.  

In 2008, Jon won Grand Prize of the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for Garbo’s Last Stand. The World War II set mystery inspired by true events went on to win the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama. But advice Jon received from legendary screenwriter and novelist William Goldman proved most valuable. After reading Jon’s screenplay, Mr. Goldman said, “This is a great story, now go write the novel.” Looking for Garbo is that novel, Jon’s first.  

In addition to writing novels, non-fiction and screenplays, Jon is a frequent presenter of live webinars on the craft of writing. His presentations can be found at SCRIPT Magazine, The Writers Store and Writers Digest University online. When he’s not writing or presenting, Jon loves to hike, play tennis and go to movies. He lives, works and plays in Northern California.

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