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A full-time freelance writer since 2000 and author of more than 50 books for children, youth, and adults with more than 2.7 million copies in print, I have moved into screenwriting and acting in 2018. Acting classes with midwest independent filmmaker, Dan Steadman, through his film company, Circa87 led to a screenwriting mentorship with Dan. Besides writing projects for the actors, it led to the filming of my first short film, "How Much for the Heart?" The internship ended with the writing a first draft of a feature film I hope to produce at some point. I also hope to get several shorts on film in the next 12 months. I am collaborating with a gifted director and DP on a script that he hopes to film in 2021 and am part of a writer's room for sketch comedy group in St. Louis.
My acting credits include a supporting role in the theatrical released full-length film, "The Galoshes" as well as a principal role in a student film (Webster University), "Stripped". As well as writing, "How Much for the Heart?" I also had a supporting acting role in the short. Prior to the long Covid delay I played a role as a voice actor in the feature family film, "The Mutts" which will completed at some point.
I'm looking forward to more acting and screenwriting opportunities. I'm learning and soaking up all I can regarding filmmaking.