A former freelance journalist, I've done paid writing gigs, optioned a half-dozen film projects. ghost written several scripts, and placed well in several major competitions. My nonfiction articles have appeared in national publications and my book, 'Gimme Shelter', won an IndieBrag award for nonfiction. Before writing full-time I worked as a story analyst for production companies and talent agencies, and I ran an off-off Broadway theatre company in NYC. Odd facts: I hold a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan Karate, I was a contestant on Jeopardy, and I have dual US-Italian citizenship. My wife and I love rescue dogs, especially pit bulls.
MISKE Sports ⋄ Drama Ravaged by a fatal disease and crushing business failures, a rising young boxer puts his life on the line against an unbeatable opponent to save his family from ruin.
WINGS OF LOVE Romance A sheltered young woman falls in love with her dashing but penniless flight instructor, putting her on a collision course with her domineering father, a powerful Wall Street banker.
THE SMUGGLER'S DAUGHTER Drama His plans for a normal life are dealt a blow when a convicted drug smuggler finds himself ensnared in a landmark surrogacy case involving cutting edge science, shady doctors, and his vengeful ex-wife.
WOODEN SWORD Historical ⋄ Action Fueled by desperation and a chance alliance with an aristocratic widow, a British slave girl battles to win her freedom as a gladiator in Nero's Rome; but first she'll have to overcome a deadly rival, a bloodthirsty, freeborn fighter who has sworn to destroy her.
THE SAXON Historical ⋄ Action A Saxon knight risks losing his family, his true love, and his life when he fights to help King Richard save England from the scheming, corrupt Prince John.
‘Miske’ - semifinalist ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition Competition
‘Wooden Sword’ (with R. & J. Fontes) - 2nd Place Page Turner Genre TV Pilot Competition
'Wings’ - semifinalist - ScreenCraft True Story Competition
‘Gimme Shelter’ - indieB.R.A.G Award for Nonfiction
‘Perry, Simone and Uncle Sam’ (with Max McGill) - Winner, Best Biographical Scre