I have been a freelance writer for 15 years and a screenwriter for 6. I have 5 completed screenplays that I am actively marketing. My non-fiction book, For Those Who Serve, was published in 2004. I also own an Internet business.
The Whistleblower Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Mystery When a corrupt CEO threatens to out a professional whistleblower and reveal her involvement in the death of a teen meth addict, the whistleblower must uncover the CEO’s secret project that threatens national security.
Treasure Hunt Budget: $100K - $1M | Family ⋄ Comedy When a valuable family painting goes missing, a shy 11-year-old boy must embark on a treasure hunt to retrieve it, and in the process, learns to speak up for himself.
Lady of Devices (Television Pilot) Budget: $1M - $5M | Adventure ⋄ Sci-fi ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family Pilot Logline: In an alternate Victorian history, a 17-year-old rich society girl's life falls apart at the death of her father and circumstances force her into the London underworld, where her engineering talent as the Lady of Devices is all that will save her. Series Logline: Lady Claire Trevelyan leads a double life navigating the London underworld and British high society. As the seasons progress, she uncovers the antagonist behind the assassination attempts and wars she prevents and reveals the conspiracy regarding her schoolmate’s strange disappearance.
The Angry Angels of Chinatown (Alternate Titles: The Abolitionists, Donaldina) Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Other A Scottish American woman and her cohorts take down the most powerful human trafficking kingpin on the West Coast of the United States to save thousands of Chinese slave girls in Victorian San Francisco Chinatown.
Second Act Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Family ⋄ Music ⋄ Musical ⋄ Romance Chris Abbet, American pop superstar, loses his popularity and status in the music world. He is forced to prep a new Mainland Chinese boy band for their first concert or else lose his contract. The boy band’s sexy studio teacher, who can’t let Chris know she’s his number one fan, gives Chris the courage to reinvent himself to make an unforgettable comeback.
Mordecai: Based on the Biblical Book of Esther Budget: $30M+ | Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Historical ⋄ Mystery Mordecai, a spy for King Xerxes I and secretly Jewish, must expose a conspiracy and embrace his roots to save his king, his queen, his race, the woman he loves, and himself from certain death.
Blame, based on a Novel by C.S. Lakin Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime ⋄ Family ⋄ Mystery ⋄ Thriller Irene Moore, a small-town police chief, must overcome personal grief to break up a “super-weed” marijuana ring before the perpetrators or their weed kills another person.
Lost Diamonds Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family A lonely, affluent widow who wants to make a difference, takes in four delinquent teenage girls. She must overcome her reliance on rules to help the girls complete their three-month sentences despite the mayhem they cause.
Mike and Thunder Dog: Based on New York Times Bestseller Thunder Dog Budget: $1M - $5M | Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Historical A blind man escapes Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 th with the help of his guide dog and uses his blindness to help others escape as well.
San Francisco Indie Film Festival Screenplay Contest, Finalist, The Angry Angels of Chinatown
International Faith & Family Film Festival Screenplay Contest, Semi-Finalist, Ryan’s Treasure Hunt
World Series of Screenwriting Contest Finalist, Historical Category, Mordecai
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest Finalist, Historical Category, Mordecai,
Cinequest Film Festival Screenplay Contest, Third Place, Donaldina
Nashville Film Festival Semi-Finalist, Historical Category, Donaldina
Capital Fund Screenwriting Competition, Mordecai
The Write Room Grand Prize for Donaldina: Based on True Events in the Life of Donaldina Cameron
Kairos Prize Semi-Finalist for Mordecai: Based on the Biblical Book of Esther
Nashville Film Festival Semi-Finalist for Donaldina: Based on True Events in the Life of Donaldina Cameron
Nashville Film Festival Semi-Finalist for Mordecai: Based on the Biblical Book of Esther
Screenplay Finalist in the San Francisco Global Movie Fest
New York Screenplay Contest Grand Prize, Television Concept Category for Lady of Devices, Based on Shelley Adina's Magnificent Devices Novel Series
Hollywood Screenplay Contest Finalist, Historical Category, for Mordecai: Based on the Biblical Book of Esther
Jack London Award, California Writers Club for service to the club
Writers Digest Contest Honorable Mention, Script Category for Second Act
Writers Digest Contest Honorable Mention, Script Category for Lost Diamonds
Houston Writers Guild Honorable Mention, Script Category for Second Act
East of Eden Conference Writing Contest Second Place, Screenplay for Cry of the Daughter
Writers Digest Contest Honorable Mention, Script Category for Cry of the Daughter
Mt. Hermon Writers Conference Most Promising New Novelist of the Year for Cry of the Daughter
University of California