Author Spotlight:​ C.E. Whitaker III

Author Spotlight is designed to give a brief introduction about Authors who have inspired us to write and read more. These Authors have experimented with the genres and, presented something fresh which made us laugh, cry and think.

This month, the author in the spotlight is: C.E. Whitaker III


About C.E. Whitaker III (Via Amazon): A writer/director/producer living in Los Angeles, C.E. was born and raised in Hollis, Queens (NYC). He attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, graduating with a BA in Radio/TV Production. In 2016, C.E. was selected as a finalist in the Warner Bros Emerging Film Director’s Workshop. In recent years, he has optioned a sports feature as well as a political drama pilot. He has also written, directed and produced two (2) short films.

In 2019, he worked in London on the Guy Ritchie-directed feature, THE GENTLEMEN, for Miramax/STX, starring Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam & Hugh Grant and the Sir Kenneth Branagh-directed fantasy adventure, ARTEMIS FOWL; 2018, saw him work on the Jessica Chastain led-feature, EVE, directed by Tate Taylor in Boston; 2017 was busier with the Dan Gilroy-directed film ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ., starring Denzel Washington & Carmen Ejogo; the Chicago-based feature, WIDOWS, directed by Steven McQueen starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Robert Duvall, Brian Tyree Henry & Daniel Kaluuya; and the live-action re-imagining of Disney’s DUMBO directed by Tim Burton, starring Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton & Eva Green in London.

His senior year of college, C.E. had the pleasure of meeting the late Ray Bradbury, who told him that C.E. reminded him of a young Orson Welles. There is a possibility that Ray was simply being nice, but he did autograph C.E.’s copy of the Martian Chronicles, stating the following: “to Charles, S.O.B., love Ray.” The context of this coming from a story told by Ray to C.E. and his classmates about meeting the legendary W.C. Fields for the very first time. Fields said, “son, if you wanna make it in this town, you need to be a real son of a bitch.”

About his book :  

The Red Rover Origins: In the distant future, seven teenage explorers, bonded together by an unspeakable loss, embark on an epic journey of discovery, wonderment, and survival throughout our infinite universe, which will subsequently unlock the full potential of their minds, bodies, and souls.

Humanity has always possessed a fascination with the unknown. More specifically the universe.

In the case of thirteen-year-old, ORION MOORE, it literally was all he had ever known. Since birth, Orion has lived amongst a group of over five hundred Earthlings on the Rover Base Alpha, a gigantic space-station that left the Earth decades’ prior in search of a new home.

In a matter of weeks, the Base’s leadership put a plan into action that would send their Rover teams to foreign galaxies in hopes of securing a planet suitable for colonization. At the same time, Orion and his fellow classmates were expected to begin their exploration training, an intense military program designed to take them from neophytes to cadets.

Sent away on the Red Rover, it was during this training exercise that these young people would learn the survival skills needed to cope with the harsh conditions that many of the uncharted worlds in the galaxy already possessed.

Unbeknownst to Orion and his friends, their lives were about to be irrevocably changed forever, forcing them to band together in an epic adventure for survival. For them, this was only the beginning.

Some say that destiny cannot exist without a journey… and for the members of the Red Rover, they’re about to see exactly how prophetic that statement really was.

Read my review of the book here

Buy his book on Amazon: here

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The work of C.E. Whitaker III is mesmerizing and I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

I wish him all the luck and success in his life.

& with this post.. This is Sonali Agarwal signing out!

I shall catch you up with my next post…

Till then..

Happy Reading & Stay Blessed 🙂