AUTHOR FILMMAKER PHILANTHROPIST
S C Cunningham writes rom thrillers and good-values children's books for Film/TV.
Her THRILLERS are a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor and pulsating passion. Having worked in the industries she writes about, she offers a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.
Her CHILDREN'S SERIES helps our young surf life's tricky stuff through the voices of a loving family of pets. Cunningham writes, illustrates and narrates the series.
An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in music, film, sports, children's charity and crime (CID, Wanted/Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team Intelligence Analyst, Crime Investigations).
She is owned by a daughter (Contemporary Artist, Scarlett Raven), a grandson, three dogs and two cats; the cast members of her Ginormous Series children's books.
She SUPPORTS CAUSES for Veterans, Mental Heath, Animals, Environment & Child Protection. Believing in co-creation and giving back. "If we all did one good thing, what a wonderful place this could be."
Novel The Deal, adapted to film by Writer/Producer Daniel Blake Smith
Novel The Penance List, adapted to film script by Producer G Stretch & S Cunningham
Cunningham looks for a 'charity pot' film revenue share in her films, where the film industry gives back, small steps.
The Deal & Karma, Narrated by Voice Actor Susan Knight
CRIME ROM THRILLER
5⭐ THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES
THE DEAL - KARMA - THE CALLING (tbc)
What if we weren't alone? What if powerful rule-breaking Angels fought our corner? What if all you had to do was ask?
Amy Fox is a new Angel but for how long? Dishing out tough karma on bullies (abusers, rapists, killers, traffickers, drug dealers, violent crime gangs, trolls and animal hunters) whilst avenging personal scores, lusting after her ex SAS partner, avoiding jealous exes and competing hell Warlords, will have her thrown below ground.
She has to wonder was her Deal a mistake?
- 'Blissfully raw and absolutely perfect. 5⭐Stars for days.'
- 'Completely different from anything I have ever read." outstanding book.'
- 'It got me! Couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end!'
- 'Plots intertwine twist and turn, it's addictive.'
PSYCHO ROM THRILLER
5⭐ THE DAVID TRILOGY
THE PENANCE LIST - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - FOR MY SINS (tbc)
We understand the boy but fear the man. What happens when a love scorned choirboy grows into a sexual tour de force?
Obsession, revenge, murder... David Howard is just getting started.
Caution; Adult Themes.
- 'Blown away to the point of speechless, shocking, vivid, bloody well written!'
- 'I read the book in one sitting.'
- 'I raise a glass, I'd love to meet anyone who writes like this.'
- 'Cunningham has done it again! What a fantastic writer.'
5⭐ THE GINORMOUS SERIES
x11 Books, x2 Box-sets, x7 in progress.
Helping our young surf lifes tricky stuff; anxiety, bullying, self-esteem, worrying, losing a loved one, grief, accepting a new family member, what to do if lost. And life's fun stuff; the magic of good deeds, recycling, listening & learning, friends & family, being a Super Hero helping to save the planet.
Through the voices and fun adventures of a loving pet family these picture books help conversation between grown-ups and child on how to handle things that may be affecting them.
Collectables that warm young hearts, open their eyes to new ideas, help them understand they’re not alone, and enable parents to open a dialogue about some of life’s toughest issues in an age appropriate way with ease.
A wonderful addition to any child’s home or teacher’s read-aloud library.
- "WOW! I absolutely loved these books! What a great teaching tool. A fantastic series!"
- "These books should be available in every home and school."
- "Cannot wait to share with my school class as part of PSHCE lessons."
- "A way for parents to educate their children on important topics in a way that children will listen."
THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES, The Deal & Karma, Audiobooks Narrated by Susan Knight
BOOKS by SCCunningham
5* KARMA - The Fallen Angel Series
Feisty Amy Fox meets the infamous Warrior Warlord Qyl. Kidnap, revenge and murder are the least of her problems. She's a new Angel but for how long? Abusing her powers, lusting after her partner, avenging personal scores, protecting the underdog, dishing out unauthorized karma on terrorists, traffickers, abusers, hunters, bullies, bitches and competing Warlords will have her thrown below ground.
5* THE DEAL - The Fallen Angel Series
5* THE PENANCE LIST
The David Trilogy
What happens when opposites attract and you fall in love with a psycho?
A brave, terrifying and pulsating read fuelled by first rate storytelling set to inject new life into the fiction market.
Hard-hitting and powerful, this psychological thriller has it all; sex, murder, power, glamour, secrets, lies, revenge, and wicked moments of laugh out loud. Set in the colorful underbelly of glitterati London and the stunning Amalfi Coast. Stalkers, prostitutes, ex SAS, footballers, WAGs and the British press pay the price of childhood secrets, an abused cherubic choirboy pays the price of beauty and ladies who lunch pay the price of greed, deceit and lust - as evil steps centre stage.
It's no wonder this one's going to Hollywood.
DAVID has arrived...
5* UNFINISHED BUSINESS
The David Trilogy
Revenge is not quite as sweet as expected.
Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!
The body count rises, as the roller-coaster ride of DAVID's obsession with his childhood sweetheart continues. The walls of HM Belmarsh Prison fail to stop him.
Surviving his murder attempt, TARA has had enough living in fear, she confronts her stalker, becomes the hunter and gives him a taste of his own medicine.
But sex is a strong chemistry, opposites attract and DAVID learns that a woman unafraid of death is a dangerous animal.
David's going nowhere...
5* THE DEAL
The Fallen Angel Series
Feisty Amy Fox hates rules. She’s a new Angel, but for how long? Abusing her powers... avenging personal scores, lusting after her partner, dishing out tough karma on; his evil ex, bullies, traffickers, drug dealers, crime gangs and competing Warlords... will have her thrown below ground!
At the age of four, Amy was taken… She survived.
A week later, another little girl was taken… She didn't.
Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with God. That when she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would he let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, to get the bad guys who slip through his fingers?
On arriving at a sophisticated M15'esque Justice Unit in the skies, dealing with powerful adverseries and falling for a moody SAS Veteran, she soon begins to wonder if the deal was a mistake.
Be careful what you wish for...
FILM & TV & AUDIO
Novel THE DEAL of The Fallen Angel Series has been optioned for film by Writer/Producer Daniel Blake Smith, USA.
Novel THE PENANCE LIST of The David Trilogy, has been adapted to screenplay by Producer G Stretch and S C Cunningham, USA.
Script Review; "The Penance List script SIZZLES! An erotic, neurotic, sensual vision that's rather stunning, congratulations..." Dean Krysek, Wordlink, USA.
Novel's THE DEAL & KARMA have been adapted to Audiobook by Voice Actor Susan Knight, Canada.
Having worked in the film industry, CUNNINGHAM writes with film in mind. With vibrant characters, cutting dialogue and hard-hitting storylines her novels are a natural fit for film adaptation.
For Book Film Rights or Script enquiries please see contact page.
CUNNINGHAM has worked as a CID Crime Investigator, Intelligence Analyst and Crime Radio Presenter.
Alongside CID, MAJOR CRIME TEAM, WANTED UNIT & ABSCONDER UNIT, RESPONSE INVESTIGATION TEAM and HMP FORD PRISON.
Having worked behind the scenes she sees the men and women of the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Nursing crews as UNSUNG HEROES.