Currently shopping my latest script, GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE AND picture book, AUGUSTINA, everyone's favorite oddball.
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My paintings have been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, Focus Santa Fe, and The Artists’ Magazine. Burton Silverman awarded me with second place for the landscape category of the 2004 art competition for The Artist’s Magazine. I was a finalist in 2001 and 2005 and 2013. I am a signature member of Oil Painters of America, exhibit in the Salon International, as well as Arts for the Parks and Paint America traveling exhibits. Member of NOAPS and SCBWI.
MFA (graduated summa cum laude) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently in the works are two picture books and two screenplays - one live action and one animated feature.
I've been awarded a grant from the Colorado Creative Industries to develop another animated script concept into a children's book, titled AUGUSTINA. My latest script, GOOD NIGHT CRONKITE is also ripe for a kid's book -- Curious George in Monster form.
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Unique traits: I have unique qualifications for writing family film scripts in that I have an MFA in Children’s Book Illustration and Screenwriting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. My method has been to write a family script (for animation or live action) and then create a children’s book from that story. My imagined scenes then inform my illustrations. Creating imaginative scene details with distinct characters and dialog is my specialty!
Good Night, Cronkite Animation ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family A narcissistic foster mom befriends the monster under her daughter’s bed, which lands them on the self-help celebrity talk show circuit but leaves the girl in the hands of a monstrous nanny.
Finalist - Big Vision Empty Wallet Screenwriting Lab
Winner - Table read with WILDsound Festival