lights while answering writing-related questions and questions about the first
book in his new romantic suspense trilogy, The
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Brett Scott Ermilio lives by the Jersey Shore with his 8 crazy roommates: his
beautiful wife, 4 amazingly insane kids, 2 small yapping dogs and one moody
fish. Writing screenplay, TV pilots and books, Brett enjoys all aspects of
2007, Brett wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, Two Hitmen. The nephew of music
producer, Neil Scott Bogart, Brett recently published Going Platinum: KISS, Donna Summer and How Neil Bogart Built Casablanca
Records with Lyons Press. A feature film version entitled Spinning Gold, and staring Justin
Timberlake, is being produced by Brett’s family members and is due out early
next year. Additionally, Brett has published his award winning screenplay, Jacob, as a book earlier in 2015. His
romance/suspense trilogy, The Connolly
Affair, released May 29th, 2015. Book 2 is due out towards the
end of 2015.
from working on books, Brett has numerous TV projects in the works and is
excited about any and all opportunities that comes his way.
is represented by Jason Leibovitch of LEIBO Management.
tell us about your current release.
romance-suspense trilogy. It is a powerful story keying in on romance, love,
drama, suspense and lots of thrills. Book 1, The First Dance, finds Nicki Connolly’s marriage to Aiden
flatlining. She is caught in a daily grind in which her partnership at her law
firm is taking her away from her two daughters. At the same time, her husband
is resenting Nicki as he is taking a back seat to her career. To make matters
more complicated, Nicki is heading a class-action lawsuit on behalf of her
cousin and others. This is applying a tremendous amount of stress to both her
personal and professional lives.
comes Taylor Diamond. Taylor is handsome, smart and seemingly infallible. He is
brought into Nicki’s firm and the owners place Taylor as her second chair.
Nicki is annoyed and infuriated at first. But as she speaks with Taylor and
they work on the case, she finds something in him more than just a good looking
attorney. But dark forces loom and converge upon Nicki and Taylor. As obstacles
grow, the two form a fiery bond just as the case and her life reach an epic
The Connolly Affair delivers a
suspense-filled thrill ride that will have readers on the edge of their seats.
What inspired you to write this book?
wife inspired me to write this story. She loves reading suspense books.
Combining the elements of romance and suspense in this thrilling setting was a
wonderful challenge for me. She is VERY happy with the end result. And of
course, she is reading the early draft of book 2 as we speak…so she is
extremely well-versed on the story.
Excerpt from The Connolly Affair:
I arrive back at the office to a lot of
excitement. There is a strange buzz circling around—an energy that is infecting
the halls of the normally docile office to the point of drawing me over into
the conference room. The first look I get is from Lincoln and it is full of
concern. It’s a strange glare, considering the positive energy circling all
hovering over someone—something. As they applaud and step back, I see with my
own eyes their new toy. Taylor Diamond. Taylor is an incredibly aggressive
young attorney with a long list of clients and an even longer list of success.
He looks like he just fell out of a Yale fraternity magazine; the ideal stunner
of a man. His face maintains the perfect jaw structure, his blue eyes and
perfect wavy, black hair only further compliment his broad shoulders and, near
perfect, six-foot physique. Oh, my God.
He’s incredible. For a moment, I forget that I am a partner in my law firm
and not a school girl, staring at the shockingly handsome, cool senior at
and height safely rising above and encompassing my own shadow. He even smiles
like an all-star. It’s all too much and I fall victim again, disappearing into
his blue eyes. I quickly recover as his hand was left extended for a good three
seconds before my brown eyes could even recognize his hand existed.
awkwardly clasp my other hand on top of his as if I were an eighty-year-old
man, consoling a youngster. What the hell
is wrong with you, Nicki? Pull it together!
Diamond.” He smiles and seems kind. He isn’t cocky. “I’ve actually heard a lot
about you, Nicki. You’re an amazing attorney. I’m very excited to be here,”
Taylor’s words roll of his tongue with ease and are like a secret potion,
drawing me further and further into everything that is him.
What exciting story are you working on
from working on this trilogy, I am working on a few other projects. I have 2 TV
pilots heading out this summer to companies for consideration. I also am
working on a potential kids show with Nickelodeon. A side project I am working
on is a crime-thriller series which I am chipping away for fun slowly until I
wrap up The Connolly Affair.
When did you first consider yourself a
question. I am a firm believer that everyone is a writer. But in the sense of
me writing projects that are cohesive and may have value to the rest of the
world, when I finished my first screenplay at age 16. I taught myself how to
write a movie script and formatting my first one in MS Word. The script was
terrible! Ha. But I saw my potential and loved writing that crappy story. So it
started me on a path of writing and writing and more writing.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
entire life has been two jobs: writer and (insert other job here). I wrote the
original 415 pages of The Connolly
Affair: The First Dance in just about three months. I was holding a 50 hour
a week job as a restaurant General Manager and have 4 kids. It was insane. I
was writing everywhere! I used a notebook and hand wrote the entire first book,
typing in chapters in the early morning and late at night. I pushed myself like
never before because I knew the story was special.
this moment, I am just a writer for the first time in my life. I have many
projects I’m working on and I love having the time to dive in.
What would you say is your interesting
have two. The first is, I’ll listen to the same song over and over again if it
inspires my story. I’m talking up to a thousand times. The second is I
sometimes will speak before/as I’m typing. This makes it appear as though I
have imaginary friends all around me. I do this in the bathroom when I’m
handwriting notes (which I will do from time to time). My wife thinks I’m crazy
and makes fun of me for it.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
player. I played until college and was a catching prospect at one point. I had
a good run. But I chose not to do steroids or other supplements which MANY
players, good and bad, were doing around me.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
want to thank everyone for sharing this time. I hope you enjoy the stories I
tell. I have many of them and I will always do my very best to deliver great
engaging stories that challenge my readers and my audience. I take great pride
in telling stories and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing