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Killer Ratings, Susan Kaplan and tomato sauce

This is Tuscan Fresh-Tomato Sauce which I made with roma tomatoes and garlic from my local farmers’ market, basil from a plant donated by a neighbor in exchange for lemons from my tree and parsley from my friend Paula.

As I ate this wonderful meal I couldn’t help but think of Susan Kaplan, my heroine in Killer Ratings, who thinks tomato sauce is a can of Campbell’s tomato soup and has a can of chicken noodle soup for dinner, after having found the murdered body of her boss Rebecca earlier in the day.  Poor Susan!  Maybe she’ll soon sell a TV script and will be able to afford more interesting food one day.


Killer Ratings is Barnes & Noble Pick of the Week!

Mona, my 82 year old mechanically inept mother (Dad used to tease, “Mo meets the machinery”) bought a Nook in order to read “Killer Ratings.”

No surprise, while reading the book it suddenly disappeared so she went to Barnes & Noble to get it back. The Nook woman was easily able to retrieve it for her, then, when Mom told her I wrote it, she made the book the store’s Pick of the Week!

Mona Seidman, south Florida’s publicist. Thanks, Mom!

And congratulations to everyone reading this and putting together “Mona Lisa”!

More praise

A favorite novelist of mine, Claire McNab, has this to say about Killer Ratings:

“A delightful expose of what goes on behind the glamor, the perfect smiles and the adoring fans. Lisa Seidman’s KILLER RATINGS tells it all. Be prepared to be entertained, thrilled and chilled as Susan realizes her dream to work in a TV production company. It is a dream that soon becomes a nightmare.”

Praise for Killer Ratings

“What a fun read!  As an insider in the TV industry, let me just say that author, Lisa Seidman is spot on when it comes to the backstage drama of a television show.  And she’s not exaggerating!  The characters were so lifelike and real, I felt like I knew them.  But you don’t have to be a Hollywood insider to enjoy this murder mystery.  Anyone could pick up this book and become enthralled with the characters and the story from the very first page.  I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fun whodunit.”  Dena Higley, former head writer, Days of our Lives

Lisa Seidman weaves together vivid characters, delightful mystery, and the wry wit of a true TV insider to create a delicious tale of reckless ambition and literal and figurative backstabbing that will not only entertain you, but change your relationship with your television forever.”  Sheryl J. Anderson, Killer Heels

“Fascinating.  Fast-paced.  Fun.  Emmy winning scriptwriter Lisa Seidman’s debut mystery goes backstage at a TV production company where pride, passion, and peril lead to Killer Ratings.  A Killer Mystery.”  Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand series

“Take an edgy TV production team, add a sprinkling of fierce ambition and finish off with a large handful of paranoia and you have the perfect setting for murder.  TV writer Lisa Seidman, who’s been on that set, skillfully does it all in Killer Ratings.   Annette Meyers, author of the Death on Demand series

“In Killer Ratings, Lisa Seidman, a television writer herself, provides a thrill ride through the ambition-ridden and ego saturated world of TV production, where there is more death and drama behind the camera than in front of it.”  Sue Ann Jaffarian, author of the Odelia Grey mysteries and the Ghost of Granny Apples mysteries



Killer Ratings is out!

First of all, let me explain the photo of me in front of “West Valley Charter High School.”  It’s the name of the high school in the Nick@Nite teen soap I wrote for, “Hollywood Heights” and was used as background as the exterior set of the school.

The series is currently airing on Nickelodeon, M-F, at 9 pm.  If you know any teenage girls please tell her to watch.  Although, my 82 year old mother is also watching, and loving, the show so maybe Nick has a whole new demographic.

Anyway, my mystery novel, “Killer Ratings,” has finally been published and can be downloaded from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, even iTunes, onto your computer or reader.

It’s a murder mystery that takes place behind the scenes of a semi-successful TV series, “Babbitt & Brooks,” and is loosely based on my 30 odd years of experience as a TV writer both in primetime and daytime.

I hope you’ll read it, and especially, I hope you will enjoy it.