Formerly a Metropolitan Opera violinist I've studied screenwriting with Linda Seger, and my screenplays have won awards in such competitions as the Writers Digest and Santa Fe. I've written screenplays for all three of my published novels, including my romance novel, Travels With My Lovers, which won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards, and my latest thriller novel that takes place at the Met Opera, Murder In The Pit. As a lecturer I've presented at conferences and libraries along the west coast, and have earned ‘top-rated’ lecturer status for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Unique traits: Having been a classical musician most of my life, at least thus far, I have my own unique perspective on the use of music in film. I'm happy to talk to folks about that!
MURDER IN THE PIT Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery A young neophyte violinist finds herself entangled in a murder investigation when her mentor, a famous conductor, is assassinated on the podium at the Metropolitan Opera. But when she teams up with the opera-loving NYPD detective assigned to the case, the violinist realizes she may be the killer's next victim.
PHARAOH Action ⋄ Adventure Log Line: An Egyptologist who sets out to restore his reputation by unearthing a significant historical discovery instead discovers a secret that could change the course of an entire faith, a culture, a people, and the world. Suddenly he finds himself hunted – and running for his life. Based on the best-selling novel by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
NOT IN THE STARS Comedy ⋄ Romance A feisty, financially challenged astrologer who makes a bet with a privileged, stuck-up stockbroker that she can use the stars to get him his dream girl is suddenly forced to challenge all her beliefs in the stars when she discovers that she herself is the snooty stockbroker's dream girl.
BELLE DE NUIT Drama ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Romance A young woman’s precarious double life as schoolteacher and high-priced call girl teeters on the edge when an obsessive client threatens to expose her secret to her school principal, her friends, and especially her judgmental, domineering father.
Winner, WinFemme Screenplay Competition, NOT IN THE STARS, RomCom
Fiction Prize Winner, Direct from the Author Book Awards, TRAVELS WITH MY LOVERS
Winner, Santa Fe Screenplay Competition, CHANGING IVEY, RomCom
Hon. Mention, Writers Digest Screenplay Competition, HUMMINGBIRD