My latest book, Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution (Lyons Press) was one of the New York Post's "Must-Read" books of 2013. I spent almost nine years researching the life of Leonard Autie, creator of those towering poufs at Versailles.
I am currently polishing up the screenplay for this incredible personage in French history, and I'm excited about sending out my queries next month for a project pitched as "The Devil Wears Prada comes to Versailles."
I have a doctorate in International Relations from the American Graduate School in Paris, and teach at Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio. My interests have ranged over many fields, among them the study of international law and business, linguistics, cultural anthropology, and European history. But most of all I am a true francophile!
THE QUEEN'S COIFFEUR Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Historical In this historical drama, a young hairdresser from the provinces uses his charisma to win the hearts of Parisian society, risking the guillotine’s blade when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the newly arrived princess at Versailles. Based on Leonard Autié’s biography, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution.
Big Apple 2020 Film Festival - Semi-Finalist
Toronto LGTBQ Film Festival - Finalist Short Script
Hollywood Hills Screenwriting Competition - Top Finalist