PIANO LESSONS Graphic Novel now on Kindle!

Based on the award-winning screenplay--First place in One-in-Ten, Honolulu Film Fest, & Tea Dance Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Screenwriting Competitions. 

The calm before a storm in piano lessons

The calm before a storm in piano lessons

Piano Lessons is a gay teen romance set in the rural South in the 1950's, wherein sixteen year-old Junior Jordan gets the boy, loses him to the girl, then finally gets the boy of his dreams--the moonshining son of a local preacher.

Above: A jealous Angel takes a pal for a wild ride in piano lessons

Above: A jealous Angel takes a pal for a wild ride in piano lessons


Below: Cover for Queensgate: Part 1.

Now in print and on Kindle, too! Look for Part 2, Summer 2017!

Queensgate: Part 1: In Hampstead, Aunt Bernice's "trinket" box is never far from her easel.

Queensgate: Part 1: In Hampstead, Aunt Bernice's "trinket" box is never far from her easel.

Clayton & Ravi seem to share a secret during a convo at Namaste.

Clayton & Ravi seem to share a secret during a convo at Namaste.

Clayton and Ashley go for an evening stroll in Soho.

Clayton and Ashley go for an evening stroll in Soho.


More new graphic novel artwork coming soon to Noisy Muse on Etsy. This piece features Clayton, Ashley & Zack.  (Detail from scene at the family cemetery from upcoming Queensgate: Part 2.)

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QUEENSGATE, Winner, Best Unproduced Screenplay at the 2016 British Independent Film Festival.  Cheers to the Film Festival Guild and all Indie filmmakers, screenwriters, fans and friends 'cross the Pond!
 

 

Get Uptowners (prequel to Queensgate)  to see Ashley & Zack crash the court at the Mardi Gras Ball, why Queen Mary-Elizabeth's so despondent--and to find out what happened before they all left New Orleans to try and escape their past.

Before the Mystik krewe of versailles Mardi Gras ball

Before the Mystik krewe of versailles Mardi Gras ball


 

Meet Mitzi-- my Chi and lead muse!

Mitzi ponders the next scene . . . 

Mitzi ponders the next scene . . . 

 
 

Comics/ Graphic Novels

Business is always booming at fretville guns & ammo--

Business is always booming at fretville guns & ammo--

Click here to see scenes from UPTOWNERS and PIANO LESSONS and from the UPTOWNERS sequel, QUEENSGATE! Also, check out the "Fretville" blog for the latest installment of comic Southern-fried small-town angst!

Short environmental play "Don't Flush It!" (featuring characters right out of Fretville!) just had its third performance at Georgia College & State University Black Box Theatre, a collaboration between the Department of Theatre & Dance and GC Shades of Green--Nominated for a Student Activities/ Bobcat Award for "Best Awareness Event"!

Don't Flush it posters t Georgia college downtown theatre

Don't Flush it posters t Georgia college downtown theatre


 

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Near St. Charles Avenue & Eleanor Street, New Orleans

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Film Blog: What I Learned from Watching . . .

An archive of life lessons learned from watching these films many times: at the theatre, in classes that I've taken and/or classes that I've taught, I always discover something new and think about them often.

 

My interview with Andrez Bergen at Graphic Policy about his latest novel Bullet Gal and so much more! Be sure to check out his fantastic comic series Trista & Holt and the novel adaptation Black Sails, Disco Inferno. Here's my GP review.