About Me

I grew up in Los Angeles with a passion for writing. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from New York University, I went to work as a script consultant for actors, agents, managers and producers in the film industry. I served as a story analyst in the motion picture talent department at ICM for several years and personally read and helped develop scripts for Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington, Marlon Brando, Richard Gere and many other A-list actors.

In 2000, I received my MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. I became a writing professor at several universities and colleges until becoming a full time writing coach and ghostwriter in 2019.
I am the author of the how-to-book Shaping True Story into Screenplay and a memoir, The Rope Swing. I also co-authored Bogie’s Bike with Anthony Hopkins’ long-time manager and have ghostwritten many nonfiction books for thought leaders, entrepreneurs and people with dramatic and important stories.
My essays and articles have been published in magazines and literary journals, including The Rumpus, Manifest-Station, and International Screenwriters Association.
Whether you need a writing coach or a ghostwriter, I can help you get from initial concept to finished draft and beyond.

Contact me to discuss your writing goals and needs, or book a meeting.