About

I'm originally from Georgia, and then moved to Louisiana where I attended Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. While at L.S.U. I received a BA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting before moving to uptown New Orleans for several years. I taught English full-time at Nunez Community College, and film studies, screenwriting and Literature of the Counterculture as an adjunct faculty fellow at Tulane School of Continuing Studies. Now I'm back in Georgia--writing, creating and teaching English and Creative Writing at Georgia Military College where I'm an associate professor of Humanities.

Living in New Orleans had a big influence on me artistically, perhaps because as Tennessee Williams once said, it's one of the last outposts of Bohemia (though things are changing there; I hope it can forever hold onto that aura). Even as a great American city it has that somewhat exotic European patina of history, drama and -- yes--magic.  Now that I'm back in Georgia, I'm excited about the vibrant literary and arts scene here. I enjoy exploring the history of Milledgeville and have been inspired to write a new full-length play, The Rogues, set here during the Civil War. 

I'm a literature and film scholar, and have written over a dozen feature-length screenplays --some funny, some serious, some both. I have a short noir-ish screenplay which I made into a short film, Route of All Evil, and a short environmental play, Don't Flush it!  I created two hand-drawn graphic novels based on my screenplays, Uptowners and Piano LessonsQueensgate, my third graphic novel and sequel to Uptowners, is currently in progress. More to come as I wrap up Part 2 of Queensgate

 

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