Originally from Coney Island, award-winning Author/Playwright Michael Solomowitz has enjoyed a roller-coaster writing career with stopovers in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Long Island, and Cape Cod.
His debut novel, BEHIND THE FOURTH WALL, Psychological Fiction, was published on January 13, 2022 by Black Rose Writing. The book won 2nd place in the 2022 PenCraft Book Awards for General Fiction and, additionally, was a Finalist in the 19th Annual Best Book Awards.
Mr. Solomowitz began as a scriptwriter for Manhattan Cable TV then broke into Hollywood writing treatments for Warner Bros.
He is a Contributing Author for two non-fiction sports books: Collector’s Guide to Sports Illustrated & Sports Publications (Becketts Pubs., 1998); and Baseball & The Sultan of Swat: Babe Ruth at 100 (AMS Press, 2008).
For several years he worked as a freelance sports journalist and contributed dozens of articles and columns to magazines such as Legends Sports Memorabilia; Trading Cards; Encyclopedia of Sports Memorabilia; USA Basketball, et al.
His writing credits also include among others: A Century of Babe Ruth Catalog, Hofstra University Cultural Center; An Evening of Rogers & Hammerstein Program, City of Hope; Spinoffs, a CBS television treatment.
Mr. Solomowitz has also written and directed for the theater. His works have been produced at the Night Flight Theater, Burbank, CA, the Northport One-Act Play Festival, Northport, NY, and the Curtain Call Theater, Braintree, MA, in addition to other venues.
He currently lives on Cape Cod with his beautiful wife, Katharine.
Behind The Fourth Wall
New York playwright Noah Miller had it all—a supportive wife, a precocious daughter, a promising career. Then, suddenly, all is lost.
Still mourning his family, Noah reluctantly agrees to oversee the summer production of his play on Cape Cod. There he befriends a woman who sympathizes with his grief. But her true objectives run deeper—into his very soul—and Noah becomes an unwitting victim of her deception.
Immersed in his production, he begins an affair with one of his actors but the guilt from their relationship leads to tragic consequences. Then, on the anniversary of his wife’s passing, Noah discovers the harrowing mystery behind her death and the part he played in it.
Harboring this devastating secret, his show about to open without one of its lead actors, and a dubious figure harassing him, Behind The Fourth Wall is a story of hope and redemption, forgiveness and second chances, and ultimately, the courage to face one’s darkest fears.
Baseball and the "Sultan of Swat": Babe Ruth at 1002008