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Magazine Exclusive: Max Ford Female Spy Thriller in Development

“Max Ford” will be produced by the Los Angeles-based Legion of Creatives, with an eye toward building Max Ford into an espionage action franchise around its protagonist character in the spirit of Universal’s Jason Bourne series. The first film will be adapted from the novel ClimatizedREAD MORE […]

The Observer

Your Observer
by Brendan Lavell

February 2020

Sally Fernandez, award-winning author of the Max Ford trilogy, enjoys working at the intersection of fact and fiction.

The conference room is wherever Sally Fernandez and her editor want it to be. A hotel, a cruise ship, even a hot tub by Fernandez’s pool. It’s easy to meet anywhere when your editor, Joe Fernandez, is also your husband. The 2020s could be a monumental decade for the couple. The first book of Sally Fernandez’s Max Ford spy trilogy, “Climatized,” is on track to become a motion picture as early as 2021. If the film is successful, it will be followed by film versions of “The Beekeeper’s Secret” and the yet-to-be-published third book. It has been a long journey from avidly reading John Jakes’ fictional accounts of the Civil War as a high school student in the 1970s to Readers’ Favorite award-winner.

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Scenes from an Interview
by Gus Mollasis

September 2018, Page 74

She does the one thing that all writers must do. The good ones, the bad ones and the legendary ones. She finds, makes and takes the time to write. Not a whim, a duty or merely a hobby, but more as a calling with the discipline of Marines’ rigid routine…

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Island Reporter

Ripped From the Headlines
by Jackie Minniti

January 2017, Page 20

Sarasota writer Sally Fernandez is a self-described political junkie. In fact, it was the 2008 presidential election that kick-started her writing career.

“I had a lot of questions leading up to the election,” she says. “My husband challenged me to put my ideas on paper.” Meeting that challenge proved to be the inspiration for a series of what she calls “thinking person’s books” that weave contemporary political events into fictional plots.

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Literary Scene
by Ryan G. Van Cleave

December 2016, Page 105

Sarasota author Sally Fernandez’s new book, Climatized, delves deep into the issues of climate control and global warming. This new series’ heroine, Maxine Ford, quickly realized that politicians might stop at nothing to push their own climate agendas forward.  Here’s how it starts.

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The Observer

The Observer: A&E
by Shellie Terry

May 2018

Sarasota political thriller author Sally Fernandez lands movie option. Sally Fernandez’s ride into the life of a published novelist has been almost as thrilling as the stories she creates.  In less than 10 years, she has published six books with Dunham Books, and is now courting a three-part movie option.  “I really have to pinch myself,” she says with a laugh. It’s the morning of the book signing event for her latest offering, “The Beekeeper’s Secret,” the second in her series following former CIA agent Max Ford, whom Fernandez describes as smart-mouthed, rough and sarcastic.

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A&U Magazine

Interview | Sally Fernandez

Ruby’s Rap 
by Ruby Comer

May 2012, Page 30

A&U Magazine Interview by Ruby Comer in her Ruby Rap’s column. Questions and answers highlight the recent release of Brotherhood Beyond the Yard by Sally Fernandez; the first release in “The Simon Trilogy.” Whatever “Simon says” you best take heed!

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