I grew up in Los Angeles with a passion for writing. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from New York University, I went to work as a script consultant for actors, agents, managers and producers.

After consulting in the film industry for over a decade, I received my MFA in Creative Nonfiction with an emphasis on Pedagogy. Since 2001, I have been teaching creative and academic writing to people of all ages, but mainly to young people. As a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Antioch University Midwest, and the Colorado Community College system, I’ve nurtured hundreds of young academic and creative writers.

I am the author of the how-to-book Shaping True Story into Screenplay and a memoir, The Rope Swing. Click here to learn more about my books.

My essays and articles have been published in magazines and literary journals, including The Rumpus, Manifest-Station, and International Screenwriters Association. Click here to learn more about my essays.

I am grateful to live in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado where, in early 2019, I started my writing coach business, True Writing, LLC. Whether you have a student in grades 3-12 who needs help with their writing, want to work on a book or screenplay yourself, or need help with your college application essays, I can help most anyone get from initial concept to finished draft and beyond. To learn more about how I can help, send me an email or give me a call at 303-877-3941.