The recipient of a juris doctor from the University of Alabama, Edgar "Ed" Gentle leverages over 35 years of experience as an attorney in his role as partner with Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison. When he isn't administering settlements within the courts, Ed Gentle enjoys reading John Green novels.
A New York Times bestselling author of uplifting, heartwarming, and inspiring stories, Green has written five novels with his sixth scheduled to be released in October 2017. Two of those novels have been adapted for film, while others remain in development. The first novel of Green's that was adapted for the big screen was The Fault in Our Stars, a 2014 film starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as a pair of teenage cancer patients who seek out a reclusive author they admire in Amsterdam. In 2015, Green's novel Paper Towns was made into a film.
Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, was published 10 years prior to the film release of Paper Towns and its film rights were subsequently purchased by Paramount. Yet, the project has been unable to move forward without a director and Paramount is unwilling to sell the rights back to Green. The film rights to his second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, were purchased in 2007 by East of Doheny Productions. The film rights to his other novel, Will Grayson, have not been acquired, but Green recently signed a first-look deal with Fox 2000.