Heidi Mastrogiovanni is a graduate of Wesleyan University and was chosen as one of ScreenwritingU’s 15 Most Recommended Screenwriters of 2013. The comedy web series she writes and produces, "Verdene and Gleneda," was awarded the Hotspot on the Writers Guild of America’s Hotlist. Heidi is fluent in German and French, though she doesn’t understand why both these languages feel they need more than one definite article.
A dedicated animal welfare advocate, Heidi lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their rescued senior dogs. She loves to read, hike, travel, and do a classic spit-take whenever something is really funny.
Heidi's comedic novel, "Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only," the sequel to "Lala Pettibone’s Act Two" (currently a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ 2017 Indies Book of the Year Awards), continues to explore the themes present in all Heidi’s work… It’s never too late to begin again, and it must be cocktail hour somewhere.
Three boxing fanatics, best friends since college, struggle to survive a crazy night of class warfare and racial tension, and find their bond tested as they drink, snort, and stumble their way across the Big Apple in a desperate bid to be a part of sports history at the legendary match-up between Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler.
LALA PETTIBONE'S ACT TWO
A young, down-on-her-luck widow moves from Manhattan Island to Manhattan Beach and embarks on a zany Act Two full of love and adventure.
LALA PETTIBONE: STANDING ROOM ONLY
In "Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only," the sequel to "Lala Pettibone’s Act Two," the title character gets a marriage proposal, gets chased by a goat on a farm in the French countryside, and gets in her own way as she stumbles to her Happily Ever After.
A TOWN CALLED PECULIAR
"A Town Called Peculiar" is what would happen if John Waters adapted "August: Osage County" into a sitcom. (The prequel web series, "Verdene and Gleneda," has six completed episodes available for viewing (www.verdeneandgleneda.com). Episode 6 stars George Wendt of "Cheers" and Matthew Arkin as Uncle Beanie and Aunt Betty.)
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