Who the Hell Is This Guy?

A lover of anything on the fringe or in the undercurrent, I’m a multi award-winning screenwriter, as well as a published poet and essayist. My hard-boiled crime thriller, Bloodletting, has been adapted from my script of the same name, which won Second Place at the Screenwriters Showcase Screenplay Contest in 2006, and was the leading script in the mystery category. (Available from Amazon http://amzn.to/1LlUVsp in ebook/paperback.) My college textbook, Earn Internships, Secure Employment: A Practical Guide to Writing for the Workplace from Kendall Hunt Publishing has been helping students since the fall of 2015.

When not writing or planning a film project, I’m co-host of THE LAST KNOCK podcast with Jonny Numb – what Entertainment Weekly considers to be one of the “5 essential podcasts for horror fans.” The show is available from this site and iTunes.

Currently, I’m seeking an agent for my novel The City of Bloody Love: Red Agenda, which has been adapted from my horror/crime script Red Agenda, which won First Place at the International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival in 2008. This will be the first book in The City of Bloody Love series. I’m also revising my dramatic science fiction feature 99%, which I’ll direct, as well as a dramatic horror feature from screenwriter David Erasmus McDonald.

Wishing I could afford to eat sushi every day and hand out scholarships to my students like candy, I’m an Assistant Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.


Connect with me:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Fu9PHS

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1GhclaJ

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23365977-bloodletting

BLOODLETTING Book Trailer One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVNji_G-tSI

BLOODLETTING Book Trailer Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glK9DiVIHT8

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5464477/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-d-prystauk/10/9a1/a55

Horror Podcast: THE LAST KNOCK on iTunes

Twitter: @crashpalace


    Very Cool. Love this site. I used to write screenplays. Then I went to The Canadian Film Centre for TV writing. Got into the field, LA agent etc. But got very sick and had to withdraw for a long while. Now back writing stories and novels but would like to write screenplays again, so this is inspiring 🙂 Thanks Crashpalace! Kym Darkly – http://www.thehorrorinmyheart.com

  • crashpalace

    Thank you so much, Jimmy! I’m truly grateful as well as appreciative. Proud to have you, buddy!