E-corono-mic Stimulus: An analysis of options

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic could be among its most severe impacts. Millions of people are losing jobs, thousands of businesses are closing, and many Americans are one paycheck away ...

What’s your hell?

Thanks for checking out this survey! I’m researching people’s attitudes toward the afterlife for a play I’m writing. Your answers will remain completely confidential – I’...

In Search of Valor

An international kidnapping ring took her friend’s daughter. Now they know Val is helping her–and they’ll stop at nothing to eliminate her as a threat....

Streaming Jesus

A hypochondriac woman’s search for community gets stymied by her fear of interpersonal contact. Even when seeking a connection with those who share her religious faith, she eschews the traditional a...

Everything we can do

On election night 2020, two friends commiserate over the polling results, enumerating all of the things they did to prevent the actual outcome…or didn’t do. Length: 10 pages Cast size: 2M, 1-Any P...

My brush with impeachment

The current impeachment proceedings have captured my attention and imagination, rendering me pretty much unproductive these days. (Luckily, my schedule affords this luxury.) Three components of it com...

Audiobook Recording and Editing

Within a few weeks, my fourth and fifth audiobooks will drop into the marketplace. I’ve self-narrated four of those and hired out the fifth (I felt A Woman of Valor needed a female narrator). This b...

Letting Go: The Voice of Valor

This week I am pursuing very new paths in my writing journey -- and the phrase "journey" can be taken both figuratively and literally....

Please upload your script

Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your application form to be considered for co-production of your play with PDX Playwrights in the 2020 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. To complet...

Local libraries for the quadruple win

I did a little research this week and discovered that libraries around the country carry several of my books. The list includes: Vancouver (Washington) Regional Library System Yolo County Library, Woo...

Why Val got raped

I get asked often (every writer does), Why this book? Why this topic, these themes? Why now? Those questions get particularly pointed when a writer steps outside of their comfort zone, as I did with A...

Events and Readings: A Woman of Valor

A Woman of Valor is about to hit the shelves of area bookstores and online retailers, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be kicking off the fun with a launch party at CapsN’Taps at...

The World According to Gil

In my forthcoming police procedural novel, A Woman of Valor, the main character (Valorie) gets trained by an older, more experienced officer, Sergeant Gil Krysinski. Among other things, Gil explains t...