More About Me
I have been writing all my life, but for money starting in 1996. After writing more than 60 published books and articles and several spec features, I wrote my first produced script, YORKTOWN, an educational TV program for Colonial Williamsburg, which was nominated for a regional Emmy. My second, FOUNDERS OR TRAITORS?, was awarded an Emmy on June 14, 2008. My third script to be produced is THE WAR OF 1812, which premiered in January 2012. Upcoming projects include a TV program for kids about Civil War ironclads.
An earlier draft of THE INVISIBLE WAR (PRIVATE THOMPSON'S SECRET WAR) was a Nicholl semifinalist and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist.
I was happy for the opportunity to write script and dialogue for BETWIXT FOLLY AND FATE, an interactive 3-D role-playing game, which won a Gold MUSE Award. The judges said the game “parlayed its mastery of storytelling to bring players right into some of the stories it finds most profound. And those stories are likely to stay with its players long after the game is done. The game makes the player think and feel and wonder as he or she assumes the role of a character in Williamsburg in 1774. Some judges were engaged and emotionally affected, and some spent hours assuming new roles…”
I have a bachelor's in history and theater (concentration in acting and playwriting) and a master's in history--and I'm halfway to a master's in screenwriting. The real value to it is not the degrees themselves but the experiences you have and colleagues you meet. It's great finding online writer communities like Triggerstreet and Amazon Studios! Makes a HUGE difference!