Hmmm - how does one craft a writing biography for one that has not spent a life writing? I'll give it a shot.
I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was eighteen. I started writing when I was 56. In the years between I got married, had children, got divorced, got married again, had grandchildren and spent more than thirty years as a Government bureaucrat. Exciting - I know.
There is good news and bad news in that. The bad news of course is that I spent my life working at a career other than the one I wanted to have. The good news is that I garnered enough life experiences to make my writing more meaningful than it would have been as an eighteen year old.
Despite starting late, I have enjoyed some writing success (more on that later) and am rapidly improving in the craft. Best of all, I am not dedicating my mind and time to something that I find worthwhile.
Baggage Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A shy, reclusive wannabe writer creates short stories based on the items she finds in baggage at the lost luggage center where she works. Her life changes when she writes a story that is based on the emotionally charged items lost by a Hollywood producer.
In Search of Hysterical Jesus Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy A famous stand-up comedian LITERALLY dies on stage only to be reincarnated by God and given the mission of making the Bible a bit more humorous.
Dark World Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller ⋄ Crime In order to stop a serial killer, an FBI Agent must convince his colleagues that the murders that only he can see on a virtual reality game are real.
Meeting The Other Woman Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A grieving widow learns the truth about her own life when she finally meets her husband’s mistress, just hours before that woman is executed for his murder.
Nun The Wiser Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A nun and a prostitute take a cross-country road trip to discover whether either of them chose the right profession.
Shipping Out Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy A billionaire launches a cruise ship for the terminally ill to take their last voyage.
Step Seven Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror A woman in an addiction recovery center must decide if the ghost that haunts her each night is a delusion or a spiritual warning of the fate that she is about to suffer.
The Beginning of The End and The End Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A series of sophomoric pranks erupt when an arrogant divorce lawyer moves into an office next door to a strong willed marriage counselor. A building fire interrupts their battles and inadvertently sparks a relationship.
The Last Statesman Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Drama An old and cranky local politician goes publicly bananas in an effort to draw attention to an important social issue. This inadvertently puts the career of his son, the Governor of California, at risk.
Screw You Tube Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy When a a young man breaks up with his girlfriend by posting a video on You Tube, he learns the true meaning of hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Taking Stock Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Drama A low-level financial analyst working for a Los Angeles-based investment firm must decide whether to risk his career and perhaps even his freedom, by use insider trading information to bail his brother out of a gambling debt with a Las Vegas mob boss.
The Roll of the Dice
Meeting the Other Woman
He Drives Them Crazy
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