For the past 22 years, I’ve been writing people’s stories in the context of court reports.
I’ve listened to children, parents, and survivor’s accounts of personal struggles, persistence, and deep emotional pain.
Two years ago, as I began to transition into my retirement years, I decided to take a scriptwriting class in an effort to write about humanity in a different context. I wanted to paint pictures of women’s strength, perseverance, and integrity. I wanted to incorporate humor into my scripts, as I believe humor saves the soul.
I was blessed to cross paths with a teacher who encouraged me, guided me, and taught me to believe in myself, as I believed in the people I have helped in my journey. She told me I was a “ natural” comedy writer.
After writing my first pilot, and on a whim, I submitted it to several film festivals and found it rewarding, especially when I placed as a semi finalist in a few contests.
Here are some of the contests I have won, along with my education.
Storyteller’s Cottage Secrets of Screenwriting
Member of Harvard Square Screenwriters
Reel Women of Comedy Screenwriting with Chandra Thomas (writer on Mom)
Networking for filmmakers with William Garcia (writer,director,producer)
Semi finalist Big Apple Film Festival
Semi finalist Storyteller’s Cottage Summit
Finalist Portland Comedy Film Festival
Finalist Women’s Comedy Film Festival
Semi finalist Reno Comedy Film Festival
Semi finalist Austin Comedy Film Festival
Unique traits: I am a steadfast New England Patriots football fan even though I get tons of flak for it.