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. I taught English at Nunez Community College, where I founded and directed the Pelican d'Or Short Film Festival for ten years. and also taught film studies, screenwriting and Literature of the Counterculture as an adjunct faculty fellow at Tulane's School of Continuing Studies. I currently live in Milledgeville, GA with my husband Bill and rescue Chihuahua Mitzi, and teach creative writing and English 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). As one of the oldest great American cities, it has a patina of history, drama and -- yes--magic. Now that I'm back in Georgia, I enjoy exploring the history of Milledgeville and have been inspired to write a new full-length play, The Rogues, set during the Civil War.
I've written over a dozen feature-length screenplays -- some funny, some serious, some both. I have a short noir-ish screenplay that I made into a short film, Route of All Evil. Storyboarding that script inspired me to adapt some of my feature screenplays into graphic novels, and so far I've created three: Uptowners, Piano Lessons and, in installments, Queensgate Parts 1 and 2. The latest installment, Queensgate: Part 3, will be arriving soon. I’m currently at work on a new novel set during the early days of Hollywood, so more about that coming up on my blog, where I discuss my writing, the writing of others, film, television and pop culture.
To see my crafts and visual artwork, including decoupage, original paintings and items related to nature, literature, and film, check out this link to my shop on Etsy, Noisy Muse.