He grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents. He has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company.
Dietz is a member of the Writer’s Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He and his wife live near Gig Harbor in Washington State where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, and reading books.
Here Dietz dreamcasts an adaptation of his latest novel, Graveyard:
Graveyard is the third book in the Mutant Files trilogy. The first book was Deadeye, and here’s the first paragraph of the dreamcast that I wrote about it: “I would love to see actress Jurnee Smollett play Detective Cassandra Lee in the movie Deadeye. She’s beautiful, about the right age (29), and can act. This role will call for some outer toughness however, with just a hint of vulnerability, and a lean/mean physicality.”Visit William C. Dietz's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
Well, guess what? Nothing has changed. I still think that Jurnee would make a fabulous Cassandra Lee. That said, if Jurnee was busy, and I had to choose another actress for the role, I couldn’t go wrong with Kerry Washington (Django Unchained among others.) Like Jurnee she has the necessary physicality, not to mention an awesome screen presence.
As for a director I’m going all out… I’m a huge Michael Mann fan (Miami Vice and Last of The Mohicans among others.) And I would love to see him bring his sensibility to Deadeye, Redzone, or Graveyard. I’m going to sit by the phone. Maybe Michael will call.
The Page 69 Test: Andromeda's Fall.
My Book, The Movie: Andromeda's Fall.
The Page 69 Test: Andromeda's Choice.
The Page 69 Test: Deadeye.
My Book, The Movie: Deadeye.
The Page 69 Test: Graveyard.