I grew up in a home where both parents were writers—my father was a journalist and my mother a poet—so exposure to the craft of writing was a part of life. My own creative journey began early as an artist and photographer, but now I use words to create visual pictures.
I began learning the craft of screenwriting in 2007, because this style of writing seemed to fit easily with my love of photography. Since this new journey began I've completed eight feature length scripts—four adaptations and four original screenplays. I've won a couple screenwriting awards at smaller film festivals. Plus my script "More Precious" made it into the finals of the Nashville Film Festival. Currently I've started to flesh-out a Western script, because as a Texas woman, it's just what I need to do.
Since 2012 I've probably spent more time writing shorts than features, because the option of production, for me at least, is more doable than for a feature. So far I've written nine original shorts, and collaborated with a friend on another.
I started Six Mile Productions in 2012, and since then I've written and produced three short films. Thankfully all of my films have screened at film festivals in Texas, Florida and California. Each film project has been a learning experience, and one that has taught me the value of collaboration as well as lots of hard work. It is a joy seeing improvement with each film, and to get to work with so many creative and talented people is wonderful. When our film "Change of Plans" won Best Sci-Fi Short at the Reel East Texas Film Festival in 2017, it was an amazing moment for everyone who worked on the project. Currently I am in the development stage for my latest short script "The Dark Places" which will hopefully be produced sometime later this year (2019) with my friend and co-producer/actor Tommy G. Kendrick.
Blank Canvas Drama Two artists: one unknown, trapped by self-doubt, convinced of failure by her narcissistic boyfriend; the other, world renowned, trapped in a bottle that numbs past loss and pain; each struggling to paint the one canvas that will set them free from a stagnant life, but first they must recognize the one person who cares, and will see them through this storm.
The Dragon and The Raven Action ⋄ Historical In the midst of invasion and war, a young Saxon Earl must choose between vengeance and mercy when confronted with the enemy responsible for his father’s death.
The Dark Places Drama When a young woman’s depression drives her to despair, only a father’s love can help her overcome the dark places. Tagline: Scars trace the journey between despair and HOPE.Currently in development
Blue Shoes Action ⋄ Drama A disillusioned Captain, left for dead by his ruthless brother’s pursuit of power, seeks revenge as he joins forces with those marked as Rebels by his government, and learns what it costs to love your enemies.
More Precious Action ⋄ Historical In Jamestown amid Indian conflicts, a fearless Captain must risk all when the true identity of his new bride is revealed and a powerful tyrant, backed by the king, arrives to take back his woman and kill the Captain.