Writing

Plays

Confessions of a Catholic Child, a workshop production, College of Marin’s Black Box Theatre, 1997; full-length play, finalist, Writer’s Network, 1998; staged reading, Long Beach Playhouse, 1999; Writer’s Digest Playwriting Competiton (placed 5th out of 9000), 1999; French Speaking Rights optioned, Jean-Pierre Avoine, Qc, 1999; staged reading Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000; finalist, The Proscenium Theatre, 2003; finalist, Moondance Film Festival, 2003; full production, Virtual Theatre Project, Los Angeles, 2007.

Moon Walkers, full-length play, staged reading, Sonoma Repertory Theatre, 2000; stated reading, Do Gooders Productions, New York, 2001; staged reading, Actor’s Theatre, Santa Rosa, 2001; Writer’s Digest Playwriting Competition (placed 9th out of 19,000 submissions; staged reading starring James Denton (Desperate Housewives) Los Angeles, 2007.

“Runaways’ Eyes”, short one-act play for handicap actor, finalist, College of Marin Short Play Festival, 1997; performed for handicap groups throughout the county, 1997.

“Journal of a Common Man”, one-act play, judged Best Play and Best Actor, Dominican College Festival of Short Plays, 2003.

Squawk! A Comic Opera for Caberat, produced as dinner theatre, critically acclaimed.

Confessions of a Catholic Child, International Reader’s Theatre, 1998.

 

Short Stories

“Swimming Toward the Butterscotch Man,” Storied Crossings, Scribes Hill, Salem, VA, 2002

“Tiger Rose,” top 100 finalist Writer’s Digest Mainstream/Literary Short Story Competition.

“Lost Language,”  finalist, Writer’s Digest Mainstream/Literary Short Story Competition; finalist, Ann Arbor Book Festival.

“Fragile Decision,” Washington Blues, 2003.

“Warnings from the Bathtub,” Snake Nation, 2004.

“The Sentry,” Third place, Moondance International Film Festival, 2006; North Atlantic Review, 2007

“Falling Backward,” First place, Semi Valley Short Story Competition, 2005

“Turnings,” Scene4 e-zine, September 2012.

“Stain,” Edelstein Fiction Price, Finalist, 2006; Fade In: Writer’s Network, Quarter-finalist, 2006; Published by The Binnicle, 2006.

 

Screenplays

Screening Device, optioned by OK Productions, Los Angeles, 1999; Finalist, Script Spectacular, 2009.

Orgasms and Other Lies, Finalist, Acclaim Entertainment, 2003; Finalist, Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition, 2010; Writer’s Netwrok, Semi-finalist, 2003; Moondance International Film Festival, Semi-finalist, 2006; Script Spectacular, Finalist, 2007; Finalist, Nevada State Screenwriting Competition, 2007.

Lessons from the Gypsy Camp, PNWA, Third Place, 2004; Script Spectacular, Finalist, 2004; Austin International Film Festial/Script, Finalist, 2005; Finalist, Writer’s Network, 2005; Nevada State Film Commission Screenplay Competition, First Prize, 2006; Page Awards, Finalist, 2007; optioned by Lane Management, 2007.

Moon Walkers, Acclaim Screenwriting Competition, Semi-finalist, 2007; BlueCat Screenwriting Competition, 2007;Writer’s Place, Finalist, 2008; Story Pro, Quarter-finalist, 2008; Moondance, Semi-finalist; Table Read My Script, Finalist, 2012.

Trusted Friends, Moondance, Semi-Finalist, 2012; Page Awards, Second Round, 2012; Big Bear International, Semi-Finalist, 2012; Bankable Scripts, First Round, 2012; Scrip Spectacular, Semi-Finalist, 2012.

Warnings from the Bathtub (Short film), top 50 scripts, American Film Gems, 2005 (See film page for film festival listings)

Easy Made Hard (Short film), top 50 scripts, American Film Gems, 2006; Official script selection for a Table Reading, D.C. Shorts Film Festival. (See film page for film festival listings)

 

Novels

Dancing with the Dark, 1998

A Question of Forgiveness, 1999

Lessons from the Gypsy Camp, Published, Scribes Valley Publishing, 2004; Book of the year, Rebecca Reads.

Elements of Betrayal, 2012

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