A New York native, Beverly is an award-winning screenwriter and author. She began her screenwriting studies at The Gotham Writers' Workshop, after retirement from the corporate world. Writing in different genres, she completed several screenplays, earned six wins, ten placements and several official selections.
Her comedy screenplay Rent Money won:
2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay
Her coming of age/family drama screenplay Concrete Wings won:
2023 Paris Lady Moviemakers Festival Best Unproduced Script July
2023 Florence Film Festival Awards Best Feature Script
2022 World-Fest International Houston Film Festival Gold Remi Award for the Historical/Period Piece Category.
2021 Accolade Global Film Competition for Best Screenplay in two categories Latin/Hispanic and Personal Growth
2021 World Film Carnival – Singapore for Best Feature Script
2021 Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards for Best Original Story
2021 8 & Half Film Awards for Best International Writer
Her LBGTQ+ period piece screenplay While I Wait won:
June 2022 Hollywood Gold Award's Silver Award for Best Feature Script
2022 California Women's Film Festival Finalist
2022 Los Angeles International Screeplay Awards - Diversity Initiative Semi-Finalist
July 2022 New York Movie Award's Honorable Mention
2022 Queer Global Arts Fest Official Selection
2022 Paris Film Award Official Selection
Wildsound Festival's Top 100 screenplays of the Year on the drama festival site and is one of the best scripts to read for 2017
2012 Page Awards Second Round Top 25%
She converted her screenplay, Concrete Wings into a novel, which to date has earned;
2021 Speak Up Radio Firebird Book Award
2018 Florida Book Festival’s Honorable Mention
2017 Literary Classic's Seal of Approval, with a recommendation for school and home libraries
2017 The Readers' Favorite Five Star Seal
2017 New York Book Festival's Honorable Mention
Her second novel, Soaring in Silence, inspired by Unprotected Witness, a screenplay co-written with Jack Knight, earned:
2019 Five Star Readers' Favorite Seal.
Her third book, Women, Work and Triumph, a compilation of interviews with 26 fascinating diverse women from 5 countries in 26 careers from A - Z with 1 goal; Acceptance and Respect received:
2020 Five Star Readers' Favorite Seal
2021 Speak Up Radio Firebird Book Award.
Beverly's books are available on-line at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and in all fine stores where books are sold. https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Gandara/e/B01E7TYXJ8
Beverly resides in the southeast with her husband, Armando whose experiences inspired Concrete Wings.