Video: Douglas’ Cool Friends: Writer Lisa Seidman reads from her mystery novel, “Killer Ratings”

I like to put my New Media skills to use to help out my cool friends, so I made a point to capture this reading by our friend, Lisa Seidman. She recently published her first mystery novel, “Killer Ratings” and held a reading at Book ‘Em Mysteries in South Pasadena.

From Killer Ratings…

“Los Angeles is no stranger to glamour, celebrity . . . and murder. When Susan Kaplan moves to L.A. to become a TV writer, she’s thrilled to be hired as a writers’ assistant on the well-regarded but low-rated TV series Babbitt & Brooks. The last thing she expects, however, is that she’d find herself working for the beautiful yet seriously neurotic Rebecca Saunders, the show’s less-than-competent associate producer who may or may not have gotten the job by sleeping with Babbitt & Brooks’ demanding creator and executive producer, Ray Goldfarb.

And Susan definitely doesn’t expect to find murdered Rebecca’s body in her office at the studio early one morning. When the police learn that Rebecca torpedoed Susan’s writing career shortly before her death, Susan becomes their number one suspect. Determined to prove her innocence and find the murderer, Susan discovers that all her colleagues have secrets they would kill to protect. From producers to writers to stars, it seems that the hopes and dreams of nearly everyone associated with the show were being threatened by Rebecca.”

About Lisa Seidman…

Lisa Seidman began her television career writing for the primetime serials Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Knots Landing as well as Cagney & Lacy, Murder, She Wrote, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.  For five years Lisa was the headwriter on the phenomenally successful, award-winning Russian primetime serial, Poor Anastasia, as well as Sins of the Fathers, Talisman of Love and the Russian adaptation of Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty in the U.S.).  She received an Emmy nomination for her work on Guiding Light as well Writers Guild nominations for Guiding Light and Sunset Beach.  After a year writing for One Life to Live she returned to Moscow as the headwriter of One Night of Love, which was nominated for an International Emmy Award.

For more information on Lisa and her writing, visit

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Music: “Constance” by Kevin MacLeod,, Creative Commons License

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