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F. F. Mormanni writes novels and screenplays in the following genres: fantasy, sci-fi, fiction, thriller, and philosophy. Her favorite writers are J. R. R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Michael Crichton, Isaac Asimov, and Ayn Rand. 

She is a Juilliard-trained flutist and harpist now working in finance.



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After reading about unusual autopsy findings of a recently deceased senator, President Jeremy Lewis opens an investigation into what is soon revealed to be an apparent foiled attempt to infiltrate the administration at the highest level through the use of medical and technological capabilities far beyond what is known to exist. President Lewis then enlists his childhood best friend and tech-savvy entrepreneur, Ian Richards, to assist him in the endeavor.

This same death arouses the suspicions of Ross Blanchard, a relentless reporter for The New York Times, who avails himself of equally sophisticated technology in his own investigation. The intelligence community and Blanchard ultimately cooperate, culminating in a daring raid on a clandestine laboratory in the most unlikely of locations. But is this really the end of it?

Double Crossed recounts the intersection of cutting-edge military technology, genetics, and neurophysiology as it gradually exposes a plot of startling complexity and ambition.

The Double Crossed screenplay was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. 

"Sir Walter Scott famously wrote, 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.' Take some family history and politics, add cutting-edge military technology, mix in state-of-the-art genetics, top it off with next generation neurophysiology, and you have the ingredients for an elaborate deception. The untangling of the web of deception in Double Crossed presented an opportunity to incorporate elements of history, medicine, technology, and politics, all of which are longstanding interests of mine. The challenge was doing it gradually enough to sustain the reader's interest without giving away so much that it spoiled a surprise. We live in an age when no undertaking seems off limits, whether it be as simple as traditional spy craft, as overt as military intervention, or as sophisticated as cyberespionage and ransomware. Although we do not currently possess the technology needed to pull off something as audacious and complex as what occurs in Double Crossed, that day is rapidly approaching."

                  --  FFM, 2021

After the sudden loss of his father, Rocco Amiri, a misguided, rebellious 21-year-old, begins spending his nights navigating the secrets of New York City by running through working subway tunnels, climbing bridges, and scaling famous buildings with his friends, all of whom view the city as a gigantic playground.


As he tries to uncover information about his late father and struggles to make ends meet in the city that never sleeps, Rocco slowly rises to fame in the “outlaw Instagrammer” community with his best friend, Thalia. However, Rocco must soon decide whether indulging his passion for photography and satisfying his curiosity about his father are worth the risk.

Mind the Gap unmasks the clandestine New York City urban community and tells the story of the fine line between safety and absolute danger—one easily crossed by those who seek thrills from risk-taking that most would consider insane.


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"State of Fear by Michael Crichton," The Objective Standard, Fall, 2021.


"Classical Music Makes Sci-Fi Soar," The Objective Standard, Fall, 2021.


"Two Complete Novels of the American West: Hot Iron and The Time It Never Rained by Elmer Kelton," The Objective Standard, Fall, 2021.


"Michael Crichton: Jurassic Renaissance Man," The Objective Standard, Summer, 2021.


"Wall Street (1987), by Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone," The Objective Standard, Summer, 2021.

"GameStop: The Failed Crusade against Wealth Producers," The Objective Standard, Summer, 2021.


"On Accusations of Racism in the Classical Music Industry," The Objective Standard, Spring, 2021.  


"The Pattern Day Trader Rule Hinders Financial Independence," The Objective Standard, Fall, 2020. 


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