I write screenplays for family films and books for children, including the novel, "World Cup Mouse."
My screenplay, "The Secret of Ebbets Field," won first place in the family division of the 2014 All Sports L.A. Film Festival's screenwriting competition, and the screenplay version of "World Cup Mouse" came in fourth.
"World Cup Mouse" also won second place in the animation division of the 2014 International Family Film Festival, while "The Secret of Ebbets Field" was named an "Official Selection."
In the environmental community, I have been nationally recognized for my role as founder and former leader of the Portland, Oregon non-profit organization Friends of Trees.
I have a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a M.Ed. in teaching the deaf from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. In addition to being a teacher of the deaf and leading Friends of Trees, I've worked as a college writing instructor, technical writer, janitor, farm hand, and ice cream pushcart vendor. I currently run Catalyst Coaching, helping other writers, artists, entrepreneurs and leaders move past impediments and live the creative life they desire.
I am also the author of the non-fiction book for grown-ups, "Oracle of Kabbalah: Mystical Teachings of the Hebrew Letters."
In 2013, after eighteen years of martial arts training, I earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
World Cup Mouse Animation ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family ⋄ Sports “Where there’s a mouse, there’s a way,” says Louie LaSurie. But it will take more than lofty words for Louie to achieve his goal: to be the first mouse soccer player in the history of the world.
The Secret of Ebbets Field Adventure ⋄ Family ⋄ Historical ⋄ Sports An 11 year-old orphan runs away to Ebbets Field during the 1955 World Series in search of a magic treasure rumored to be hidden in the ballpark and winds up rescuing both Jackie Robinson and "the Soul of Brooklyn."
THE SECRET OF EBBETS FIELD - All Sports L.A. Film Festival - First place screenplay , Family category
WORLD CUP MOUSE - All Sports L.A. Film Festival - Fourth place screenplay, Family category
WORLD CUP MOUSE - International Family Film Festival - Second place screenplay, Animation category
THE SECRET OF EBBETS FIELD - International Family Film Festival - Official Selection