I write novels, plays, poems and hybrid forms of fiction that explore the intersection of politics and culture. Some of my work is realistic, some is experimental. Some of it is dystopian, some is what I call reality-fantasy. I have done many things over the years, all of them involving writing. I'm a former journalist, speechwriter, communications director, and grantwriting trainer. I'm a reasonably engaging public speaker, so feel free to touch base about that. A variety of my work is posted on Medium.
This interview tells you even more about my values and identity as an author. And I love this deep dive into creativity and risk-taking with life coach Stacey Andon on her podcast.
Or this almost magical conversation and mini-workshop about making art on the fly with heartsneedart.org
Talking up my most recent book, The Potrero Complex, on the fabulous Novel Finds podcast. And here, with Dee Lawrence.
And if you love writing-craft conversations, bestselling author Alessandra Torre and I ran the traps on revealing character through dialogue. And for guru Jane Friedman, I offer tips for writing a great second draft.
Want to explore the pros and cons of writing multi-genre fiction? Listen to this great podcast with host and author Liz Mugavero.
A RESOURCE I LOVE:
This handy-dandy infographic and guide to POV in fiction. From the folks at Reedsy. So helpful!
No dancing! No cosplaying! No food pix! Just semi-dignified content, including writing tips for authors and #PepTalkCentral for artists. You can follow my TikTok without wincing.
I have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for over 30 years and it is now my beloved home. Baltimore is a fantastic city in which to live, work, and play. I try to give back by directly supporting local artists, nonprofit cultural organizations, and artistic youths by delivering workshops and as a judge for arts-related programs and contests.
Many of my plays are available to read and download (and produce!) from the New Play Exchange (members only). My Vimeo channel features some of my theater work and other projects.