Works By
Donna Drejza

Channeling Robert Palmer: Screenplay A hapless artist is sent on a comical but life-altering path by the late singer who comes to her as an angel asking for her help as his earth minion.

Palm Beach Busybodies: Novel and Screenplay. A fledgling realtor, her gay best friend and drunken pug move to Palm Beach where they find love, money— and a dead socialite.

The Playboy, the Poet and the Spy: Novel and Screenplay. Food writer Camille becomes an eccentric dowager's pet-sitter in London in order to meet an English poet, but things go comically awry when she’s entangled with a Swiss playboy and finds herself an unwitting spy for the dowager.

Ghetto Pug: Screenplay Due to a mix up in heaven, a movie star and her maid come back to life as a Pug and a Great Dane with Visa cards, a monkey butler and a flying pug angel.
Other works
The Cowardly Spy and the Ex-pats: TV
The Accidental Pet-sitters: TV
Girl Wisdom: Screenplay

Synopsis of work:

The Playboy, the Poet, and the Spy.

When American writer Camille Carano, discovers her fiancé has been untrue, her nerdy British friend David signs her up for a dating site. She finds her soul-mate, the poet Oliver Ogilvy, but he's in England with lots-o-baggage, and she's in Boston with a geriatric pug and no money.

One day, David's eccentric mother, Mrs. Etherington, breaks her hip in a fencing/cognac accident. David is stuck in New Zealand with an ovulating wife, so Camille is hired to fly to London to help out. Camille's dog commits pug-a-cide to speed things along. After waiting months, Camille and Oliver finally have their date with destiny — but Oliver never shows up. Instead, she meets Swiss playboy Julian Zarr, as he's being jilted by a supermodel named Clover.

Camille’s new international posting involves daily briefings of her love life to Mrs. Etherington, as well as covert operations involving gin and dog smuggling. Camille finally meets Oliver, who invites her up to his Bohemian little world complete with crazy wife and evil twins. Meanwhile, Swiss pharmaceutical heir, Julian woos her with his champagne and caviar lifestyle. Despite Julian's numerous attractions, Camille loves Oliver. He feels the same, but his wife goes in the loony bin, derailing his divorce, so he breaks up with Camille and breaks her heart.

She flies to Switzerland to meet Julian’s family. BM, the family blabbermouth lets on that Zarr Pharmaceuticals is in deep trouble. Patients are dying, and Julian suspects sabotage – by someone in the family.

After a family party, Camille returns to the Zarr estate to find a dead woman. Everyone is a suspect, including Camille whose chocolaty fingerprints are all over the crime scene. Later, a series of accidents makes them think the wrong person was murdered —meaning the killer’s job is unfinished. With danger looming, Oliver —a knight in rusty Volvo —shows up to save Camille. Her love for Oliver cracks Julian's Teflon heart, so he leaves her. Camille and Oliver are together at last, but stranded and broke. Julian comes to the financial rescue, causing Oliver to depart with his tail between his legs, without Camille.

When Mrs. Etherington's dog is kidnapped, she makes a surprise appearance in Zurich. Through Camille's briefings and her colleagues at Mi6, Mrs. Etherington solves the mysteries. The dead Zarr wife and her daughter Clover were Russian spies! Besides tampering with Swiss drugs to manipulate stock, they were trying to bump off the Zarrs —and Camille.

At the happy conclusion, Julian is about to propose to Camille. Then Oliver shows up to report his wife is dying, so he'll be freeing up soon. Camille can't decide between her soul mate, Oliver or the perfect man, Julian. But at the end, fate decides. Oliver rescinds his offer, and Julian proposes to Camille.


The Palm Beach Busybodies: Published novel and Screenplay
A comic who-dunit about a fledgling Realtor, her drunken Pug and a gay caterer who move to swanky Palm Beach. They are outsiders of a group of wacky elites, but are on the brink of love and wealth; that is until they find a pesky dead socialite.
With nothing to lose, Emma, her gay friend Kevin and her pug Ursula move to swanky Palm Beach. Emma resumes her career as a Realtor, and her world suddenly changes when she lists the $27 million mansion of handsome Dr. Richard Weinstein. Emma is soon drawn into a world of yachts, champagne and socialites, and falls for the married Dr. Weinstein. To derail the looming love affair, Emma’s zany friend Irene, fixes her up with Richard’s British yacht captain, Graham. Just as Emma falls for Graham, he becomes entangled with the ubiquitous topless Russian.
Kevin resumes his career as a caterer of phallic foods and becomes even more sought-after when he sets socialite Maxine on fire with his cherries jubilee. He spends his free time spying on Ernesto, the hot Latin dog walker while dreaming of a future with trust-funder Hudson Dupont III. It is all coming together for both Emma and Kevin; that is until one morning when Emma is showing her listing and finds a dead socialite. While the entire town rejoices in the death of Bunny Weinstein, the police narrow down the suspect list to our favorite characters: Richard; his Goth daughter Lisa; his pushy mother; Graham, Ernesto, Irene, Maxine; Ping, the Chinese cook; and Hudson Dupont III.
The cast must remain in Palm Beach during the off- season, which is tragic in itself, plus they will miss Lisa Weinstein’s Nantucket wedding. The only thing to do is find the culprit, so Emma suggests sailing all of the suspects out to sea under the guise of a Great Gatsby party. Naturally things do not go as planned and now the gang is in deeper trouble with another pesky murder on their hands. Kevin and Emma, who are natural busy bodies, are able to piece the clues together and save the day.