I've been writing since the late 1980s. Short stories and a novel at first, nothing of any quality, nothing published. But you have to start somewhere. My first screenplay was based on one of my short stories, nothing to brag about, but I was hooked on the format. I turned to "what I know" for my next script, Reasonably Crazy (I'm a psychologist), and lo and behold I won first place in a contest. I have written a handful of scripts since; stories about reconciliation, an action adventure, even a riff on the Wizard of Oz. Presently (January 2015) I am working on a television pilot for a rivalry series akin to the Hatfields & McCoys. I am always revisiting scripts after I get coverage.
Unique traits: As a psychologist I tend to specialize in unique characters, some pathological, some eccentric, some just out of the ordinary.
Human Terrain Action ⋄ Drama ⋄ War Fueled by rage over the 9/11 death of his mother, a newly minted Lieutenant is assigned to a special counter-insurgency team in Afghanistan led by his estranged father.
Blessing the Lady Romance A recent graduate from Providence College has a chance encounter with an old friend from middle school, an offshore fisherman. At first she feels sorry for her old friend, but things are not as they first appear.
Reasonably Crazy Drama A biker chick with a personality disorder falls for an Iraq war vet tormented by combat flashbacks. Their affair is pathological, inevitably tragic, and life changing.
Ordinary Men Drama A Medal of Honor winner from the war in Afghanistan and a grunt Marine from the Viet Nam War compare the similarities of their heroism under fire.
Vestiges of a Life Drama A desperate woman leaves her old life behind, completely.
Rollo's Christmas Drama A homeless veteran gives an unusual Christmas gift to a runaway teen.
SAINTS AND SINNERS Action ⋄ Thriller A down on her luck Secret Service agent regains her faith when she saves a trio of oddball assassins and recovers a fortune in stolen gold.
66 WEST Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama Orphaned by a dust bowl twister, a spunky fifteen-year-old follows her dreams to Hollywood, discovering a new family along the way.
Compass Island Drama When an ex-con is given a second chance to seek meaning in his life he finds direction and moral clarity in a New England lobster fishing village.
Finding Harmony Drama After the murder of her brother, a rap icon turns to an old friend to help her reconnect with the daughter she never knew. Their search salvages her career, reignites an all-but-extinguished flame, and yields an unexpected harmony between two disparate cultures.
Finalist - Beverly Hills film Festival for "HUMAN TERRAIN"
Westfield Screenwriting Award: War for "HUMAN TERRAIN"
Grand Jury Award - Hollywood Screenplay Contest for "REASONABLY CRAZY"
Finalist - Contest for Contest Winners for "REASONABLY CRAZY"
Finalist - One page Screenply Contest for "VESTIGES OF A LIFE"