Thom Racina

Thom Racina is an American television writer and novelist.

PersonalEdit

He hails from Kenosha, Wisconsin, went to school in Albuquerque and Chicago, where he got a MFA in Theatre Arts and Directing.

He is close friends with Sally Sussman Morina.

Positions heldEdit

Another World

  • Breakdown Writer: 1988
  • Script Writer: 1987

Dangerous Women

Days of Our Lives

  • Co-Head Writer: September 24, 1984 - November 18, 1986; 1994-1995, April 2004-December 2005 (with James E. Reilly)

Jam Bay

  • Head Writer: 1994

Family

  • Writer: 1978

Family Passions

  • Head Writer: 1993 - 1994

Friends and Lovers

  • Head Writer: 1994

General Hospital

  • Co-Head Writer: 1981 - 1984

Generations

  • Co-Head Writer: 1989 - 1991

Santa Barbara

  • Breakdown Writer: February 1992 - January 15, 1993
  • Co-Head Writer: 1991 - January 1992

Search for Tomorrow

  • Script Writer: 1980

The Young and the Restless (hired by Maria Arena Bell fired by Barbara Bloom)

  • Script Writer: August 1, 2008 - October 20, 2008

One Life to Live (hired by Prospect Park)

  • Head Writer: April 29 - August 19, 2013

NovelsEdit

  • Kojak: In San Francisco (1976)
  • The Great Los Angeles Blizzard (1977); became the basis for the "Ice Princess" story on the American soap opera General Hospital[citation needed]
  • Lifeguard (1978)
  • Blizzard (1979)
  • Nine to Five (1980)
  • Snow Angel (1996)
  • Hidden Agenda (1997)
  • Secret Weekend (1999)
  • The Madman's Diary (2001)
  • Never Forget (2002)
  • Deadly Games (2003)
  • Deep Freeze (2005)
  • Guardian Angel (with Terri Lee Ryan)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards NOMINATIONS

  • (1985 & 1987; Best Writing; Days of Our Lives)
  • (1983 & 1984; Best Writing; General Hospital)

Writers Guild of America Award NOMINATIONS

  • (For 1992 season; Santa Barbara)
  • (For 1987 season; Days of Our Lives)

Head writing tenuresEdit

Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Head Writer of General Hospital
(with Leah Laiman)

September 1981 – March 1982
Succeeded by
John William Corrington
Joyce Hooper Corrington
Preceded by
Margaret DePriest
Sheri Anderson
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
(with Margaret DePriest: September 24–October 25, 1984)
(with Sheri Anderson: September 24, 1984 – November 10, 1986)
(with Leah Laiman: December 3, 1984 – November 18, 1986)

September 24, 1984 – November 18, 1986
Succeeded by
Leah Laiman
Preceded by
none
Head Writer of Generations
(with Sally Sussman Morina)

March 27, 1989 – January 25, 1991
Succeeded by
Show canceled
Preceded by
Ron Carlivati
Head Writer of One Life to Live
(with Susan Bedsow Horgan: April 29–July 15, 2013)
(with Jessica Klein: July 1–August 19, 2013)

April 29–August 19, 2013
Succeeded by
Show canceled

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