Marland Monday: Oh I Hate That Name!

Welcome to Marland Monday! Wait, I know it’s not Monday…

then welcome to Marland Special Treat!
This summer I am studying the writing of Douglas Marland, considered one of the best writers in the soap opera genre. Why am I writing about him today? Because it was forty years ago today he wrote what many consider one of the iconic scenes in soap opera history.

To paraphrase Sophia Petrillo, picture it: Springfield, 1981.
Yes, 1981. Those crazy kids had Pac Man Fever, singing “Bette Davis Eyes” or a little song about a



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Jennifer Kathleen

Jennifer Kathleen

I am seeking representation for my memoir about helping solve the cold case of Suzanne Bombardier: