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Jon Lindstrom On “Pivot” to Writing First Novel: “I Decided to Quit Procrastinating on a Long-Held Secret Aspiration”

Jon Lindstrom On “Pivot” to Writing First Novel: “I Decided to Quit Procrastinating on a Long-Held Secret Aspiration”

“General Hospital” star Jon Lindstrom has written his first novel, currently titled “Hollywood Hustle,” which was recently acquired by Crooked Lane Books and will be published in early 2024 wherever books are sold.

The novel is a crime thriller that follows a once-popular film star who enlists the help of a legendary Hollywood stuntman and a New Orleans-bred PI to rescue his troubled adult daughter who has been kidnapped by a murderous gang of misfits.

Lindstrom said in a recent social media post, “I think this is what you call a “pivot”? A couple years back I decided to quit procrastinating on a long-held secret aspiration and try my hand at writing a novel. And now, that novel has been acquired for publication by one the best houses in the biz. Reminds me of an old quote: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.’ That’s most often attributed to Goethe. Apparently, it was someone else’s quote, but whomever said it was really on to something. If there’s a dream, a goal, a desire you have, do it. It’s your life. Live it!”

Following the release of “Hollywood Hustle,” Lindstrom says he plans to have a new book published “every year or so after that as long as I’m able.” He notes, “The written word is the foundation of everything I do. I’ve been blessed to see two of my screenplays produced into feature films, and to have directed one of them. Now, I’ve turned to what first inspired my love of stories: Novels.”

Lindstrom adds, “I decided to try my hand at this form that would allow me to freely experience the joy, as the great Isaac Asimov put it, as ‘the words appear on the page like magic.’”

As a writer, Lindstrom is repped by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency.

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