I have an MFA from the Bennington College, where I was an Assistant Graduate Fellow. My story “Leota Fogg” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Glimmer Train Fiction Open and was a semifinalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest. Other stories have been published in Litro, D Magazine, Red Fez, Deep South Magazine and Flash Fiction Magazine. I received an Honorable Mention from PEN Women for a short story and I’ve held a Writer’s Residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
In 2015, my screenplay, “Everything But Love” was a Quarter-Finalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Competition in Los Angeles. In 2014, it was a semifinalist (Comedy Category) in the Screenplay Festival in Los Angeles, as well as an Official Selection in the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Lizzie Skurnick, New York Times editor of “That Should Be a Word,” has featured two words I coined on her Twitter page. See one of them here.
In 2014, I was one of seven writers selected to perform and read my true story in Oral Fixation at the Wyly Theater in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. Oral Fixation is akin to The Moth. www.oralfixationshow.com. I also made the Top 3 in the 1-Minute Monologue Contest in Clay Banks Studio in LA. .
I am also a copywriter and have been for over 30 years in the ad world. My New York agency experience includes Wells, Rich Green; Della Femina, Travisano and Partners; BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather. In Dallas, I have worked at t:m (formerly Temerlin McClain); Integer; Rapp Collins; WFAA-TV; imc2; Tribal DDB and TPN. I have won Clios, Addys, Tellys, a Communications Arts award and an Emmy. My work has also been included in Lurzer’s Archive.
I co-directed/produced a documentary film, “His Name is Bob,” (www.hisnameisbob.com) that screened in nine festivals across the U.S. The film aired on The Documentary Channel for a year, and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vimeo, You Tube Movie Rentals and Snag Films. Bob and the film were featured on the cover of The Dallas Morning News. It was also was voted by the Dallas Observer as one of the Top 10 Music Documentaries in Dallas.
I co-wrote/directed a piece in Jill Soloway’s (Transparent) underground comedy venue, Sit ‘N Spin at the HBO Workspace. Melanie Hutsell, SNL alum, and I worked together to create it and she performed the piece. Sarah Silverman was on the show that night, as was Scott Buck, executive producer of Dexter.
I have written five plays. One of them received a staged reading at the Tamarind Theater in Los Angeles. I am a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter here.