Boston, November 5, 2019. Tab Murphy, Academy Award nominated writer of Gorillas in the Mist and writer of a collection of Disney animated classics including Tarzan, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis is mentoring the development of the  Winter Story Summit’s Best Non-Fiction Writer being scholarshipped by Michael D. Butler and his company, Michael D Publishers.

“I am thrilled to be a part of a writing community that is breaking out new talent in the world of non-fiction. I see hundreds of manuscripts every year and The Story Summit is a dream come true for many of my writers. To have Tab Murphy mentoring an aspiring writer is a career changing experience,”  says Michael D. Butler.

The Story Summit is conducted seasonally and attended by an international group of aspiring writers. The Summit elevates and engages talent in inspiring locations around the world. The Winter Story Summit will take place in the Caribbean in February, 2020.

“The Michael D Publishers Non-Fiction Writer Scholarship will provide the opportunity for a non-fiction writer to advance their career with fellow writers on the beautiful, open seas. We know non-fiction writers to be some of our most important storytellers. We are especially thrilled to have a talent like Tab Murphy guide the development of the work,” says David Kirkpatrick, Story Summit Founder and former President of Paramount Pictures and former Production Chief of Walt Disney Studios.

To learn more about the Michael D Publishers Winter Story Summit’s Best Non-Fiction Writer, please go to

The Michael D Publishers Winter Story Summit’s Best Non-Fiction Writer will award the full tuition amount of The Winter Story Summit Tuition of $5500 to the winning writer. Applicants need to produce writing sample and concept upon entry.

Applications close Monday, December 2, 2019.
Story Summits refresh and inspire gifted writers in an immersive and inviting global setting. A stimulating community of successful writers guide Summit participants in completing writing projects, the goal being to launch scripts as commercial products. For information,

Michael D Publishers is an international hybrid book publisher with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA. Michael D specializes in developing, producing and marketing bestselling non-fiction books for authors the world over. The parent company is