STEVENSVILLE — Award-winning thriller author Robert Blake Whitehill will speak at the Queen Anne’s County Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25.

Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, the public is welcome to attend.

Whitehill’s internationally acclaimed Ben Blackshaw novels are set against the backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. He is currently adapting the books, "Deadrise," "Nitro Express," "Tap Rack Bang" and "Geronimo Hotshot" into screenplays in an option and development agreement with HatLine Productions. 

Born and raised in Mardela Springs, Whitehill grew up sailing the Chesapeake Bay. He earned his bachelor's in creative writing at Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges. Later, he trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

An early focus on feature screenwriting earned Whitehill film festival wins at the Hudson Valley Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival, where he also received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for his script "U.X.O. (Unexploded Ordnance)."

Whitehill also also written many highly rated episodes of Discovery/Times Channel's "The New Detectives," "Daring Capers" and "The Bureau."

He served as the vice Prpsident of Independent Film Acquisitions for Centerseat.com, where he developed and managed their Independent Film Channel.

The Eastern Shore Writers Association, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization supporting writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore.

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