A former freelance journalist, I've optioned a half-dozen film projects and placed well in several major competitions. My book, 'Gimme Shelter', won an IndieBrag award for nonfiction. Before writing full-time I did script coverage for production companies and talent agencies, and I had a small 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 and Italian citizenship. My wife and I love rescue dogs, especially pit bulls.