Stephens’ 'The Ghost Trap’

Local author’s novel optioned for film

Dec 04, 2018
K. Stephens

Los Angeles — Khanlarian Entertainment has optioned K. Stephens’ 2009 novel “The Ghost Trap.” The Midcoast’s Stephens, a professional freelance writer, will be an executive producer on the project, along with James Khanlarian and Peter A. Couture for Khanlarian Entertainment.

Stephens’s award-winning debut novel tells the story of Jamie Eugley, a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancée and a mounting trap war. Published by Leapfrog Press, “The Ghost Trap” offers a compellingly accurate depiction of life in a small Maine lobstering community. Its publication happened to coincide with a real-life Maine trap war in 2009 that made national headlines.

“The Ghost Trap” will be produced by Khanlarian Entertainment, an independent film company helmed by writer/producer James Khanlarian and producer Peter A. Couture. Kaili Thorne has signed on to adapt the novel.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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