I started out as an actor in the U.S. Army. It was my job to be on the stage in Georgia, Louisiana, and Hawaii (a Performing Arts Specialist; yes, I couldn’t believe it, either). I was a good soldier but a lousy actor – selfish back then and have learned many lessons since, I gave nothing to anyone who shared a stage with me – what I really wanted was to play all the roles. It was a natural lead-in to writing. Suddenly, I had the best job in the theatre: I was all the roles. Award winning playwright: check.
Based on my one-act play, Growing Pains (the title was later sold for the television series) was filmed and released nationally on Metromedia Television as a theatrical special, and starred the late, great actor, Ralph Waite. Television credit: Check.
I’ve published two novels and they can be viewed, along with more biographical information, on my Amazon Author’s Page here: . Published author: Check.
Several screenplays optioned: Check. My latest screenplay, Boy With Vista (see logline), is recently out to several competitions where it has already won at the California Film Awards festival, and is a semi-finalist going into the final rounds , out of 1,400 scripts, at the Table Read My Screenplay, the ISA Top Rated Screenplay Competition (see awards). The Woman Pope script has recently been awarded finalist for both The Courier Awards and the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.
The loglines for Boy With Vista and The Woman Pope, are they available to view? Check.
Unique traits: Able to astral project myself as a rodeo clown
Boy With Vista Drama It’s the summer of 1964. Love of surfing and The Beatles is sweeping the country. But for 12-year-old Thomas and his best friend, Kent, life has taken a very serious turn. After escaping the authorities and an abusive home life, they run away from home. Their plan? To live out their lives in Disneyland.The only thing they have to do is wish upon a star. And get there. Alive. 2015 Diamond Award Winner
The Woman Pope Historical ⋄ Drama The story of a pope in the 9th century…and the men who loved her.The life and legend of Pope Joan. 2015 Finalist Finalist 2015 Courier Awards
Kumu Kahua Playwriting Award (twice)
California Film Awards, Diamond Award, BOY WITH VISTA
Fusion Theatre Company "The Seven: Worlds Collide" finalist EXCESSIVE FORCE
Finalist - Courier Awards for screenplay THE WOMAN POPE
Finalist - Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest THE WOMAN POPE