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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, Marlon Brando, Richard Gere and many others.
In 2000, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. I became a writing professor at several universities and colleges until forming True Writing, LLC 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 then went on to become a ghostwriter for several publishing companies.
My essays and articles have been published in magazines and literary journals, including The Rumpus, Manifest-Station, and International Screenwriters Association.
As an independent education consultant. I have helped high school seniors gain admission to the colleges of their dreams, including Duke University, University of Washington at St. Louis, Pepperdine University, University of Oregon Honors, Alabama University Honors, NYU, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Whether you need a writer, a coach, or an editor, I can help you get from initial concept to finished draft and beyond.