About a week ago, I asked in a poll on my Instagram whether or not my followers would like to read sample chapters of a work in progress in the same way George R.R. Martin teases all of us with spinets from his latest volume of A Song of Ice and Fire. (Still waiting on Winds of Winter, George. Still waiting.) Everyone who voted said, "Yes." So, here we are.Read More
The past year has been a whirlwind. By this time in 2017, I had placed in one screenwriting contest for the London Film Awards and made it to the Top Ten in ScriptFest. If you had told me then that I would advance in several more and win another by the time the year was up, I’d probably think you’d gone mad. In addition to that, I was asked to be part of the development team for a television show scheduled to pitch to major networks. All the time and effort I had been spending on my writing was paying off with tremendous opportunity and honestly, in a shorter timespan than most spend in their pursuit of a Hollywood career. I was closer to becoming a professional screenwriter than I previously believed was even possible for me just a few short years ago. And I yet I felt incredibly far away from myself. Now, I know that might sound quite confusing so let me try to explain.Read More
This week is Valentine’s Day week and your social media feed will undoubtedly be filled with pictures of gifts, gestures, and #RelationshipGoals but I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you the greatest love story I know which became the basis for everything I have done in my writing and which still influences my life in ways I am only beginning to understand. I do want to say that if you decide to read on – and I hope you do – this blog post does contain spoilers to some of my works. But I hope that in reading it, you can understand why I am so moved to write about it.
I want to tell you about my grandparents.Read More