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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 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 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). 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 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've 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.  Storyboarding that script inspired me to try my hand at adapting some of my feature screenplays into graphic novels and so far I've created three: UptownersPiano Lessons and Queensgate: Part 1. The latest installment of the sequel to Uptowners, Queensgate: Part 2 is now available on Kindle. Print version of that coming soon -- and much more on the way!

 

 

 


 In Ubud, Bali for the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute, where I taught a short-course in Screenwriting, 2011.  

In Ubud, Bali for the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute, where I taught a short-course in Screenwriting, 2011.
 

 At City Park in New Orleans.

At City Park in New Orleans.

 With Mitzi in Austin, TX during the Austin Film festival.

With Mitzi in Austin, TX during the Austin Film festival.

 With Bill and Mitzi at the car wash.

With Bill and Mitzi at the car wash.