With my Chihuahua and muse, Mitzi.
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 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 created two hand-drawn graphic novels based on my screenplays, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. The first installment of my third graphic novel and sequel to Uptowners, Queensgate (based on the award-winning screenplay) is now available at Amazon in print and on Kindle. My short environmental play, Don't Flush it! has been performed three times at Georgia College & State University. More to come as I work on Part 2 of Queensgate. In addition, I'll soon be directing a staged reading of Piano Lessons, as I adapt it into a stage play.
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In Ubud, Bali for the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute, teaching a short-course in Screenwriting, 2011.
Featured author at Louisiana Book Festival 2015