Keep Santa Monica Clean
Pasha Adam, author
New to LA and fresh off his first spec sale, a screenwriter sits alone at Cabana, a bar in Santa Monica, California. Through a cloud of cigarette smoke, he spies a girl. Their eyes meet and they connect instantly. If the screenwriter's story were to end on this moment, it would have a happy ending. Alas, shit happens as it is wont to do and four years later, a storm is brewing over Hollywood. Cyber-attacks are decimating the studio system, exposing the secrets of everyone within it. The screenwriter -- now a disaffected entertainment news blogger -- unwinds with a whiskey in Cabana after a day spent investigating the hacks. That is, until Grace Chase -- the girl from four years prior, now the star of television's Vampire Queen -- requests his help when she's blackmailed with incriminating photos. He's reluctant to oblige. But Grace needs him and he's powerless to deny her, embarking on an odyssey across Los Angeles that will have him questioning everything about the girl he once knew and the industry that's defined his life.