GH's Saucedo Turns Author!

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Thanks to the latest creative venture from her real-life husband, the flawless face of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) now graces the cover of a serialized e-book, Liberty Strong, the first installment of which, Dead Extra, was just released. Inspired by his soap star wife, Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan) has co-written a series of episodes revolving around Liberty, a fictional daytime darling who remains unshakable even as chaos closes in on her daily life.

"The idea came about as a combination of batting ideas around with my co-writer, Nik Price, and a running joke with Becky," Saucedo explains. "She's always blaming things on her alter-ego, Liberty, which also happens to be her middle name. When someone finishes the last cup of coffee, Liberty drank it. Or if there's an In-N-Out Burger wrapper hidden in the side pocket of the truck, Liberty left it there. Actually, now that I think about it, Liberty gets my truck dirty and eats a lot of my food!

"Nik and I wanted to take what we knew about daytime television," he continues, "and write a kick-[butt] female lead. We wanted her to be strong. And Liberty Strong was born!"

Saucedo and Price opted to write episodes rather than a book, because they wanted to write the way people read! "Right before bed, on a quick break, when they can fit in a good story," Saucedo points out. "People watch daytime because they like the urgency and the drama and the quickness of it all. You can create that in episodes."

For details about Dead Extra and how to order the episodes for Kindle, Nook and Kobo, check out the Web site, Liberty Strong The Series.

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