I'm a college professor and administrator, writer, and occasional actress.
My first love is writing, which I've done on a freelance basis on and off since college. Speaking of college, I like that too. I have an MFA in Creative Writing, an MA in Mass Communication, and a BA in Psychology (and am planning on starting an M.A. in Professional Communication in fall 2020.
I worked in broadcast operations for most of my career, but I've also done production, editing, promotion, ad/PR, Web content, technical writing/editing, radio announcing, sales, transcription, taught martial arts, worked as an animal behaviorist and vet tech and probably some things I've forgotten,
I'm a proud Gen-Xer who loves reading, writing, 80s music, history, watching the Discovery Channel, tech gadgets, learning random crap (I'm a knowledge junkie), cuddling my cats and hanging out with my son (when he can squeeze me into his calendar). My main hobby? Sleeping.
UPDATE (February 2020): Yeah, I haven't updated in a while, but there isn't much to add. My full-time job (and part-time job) pretty much keep me from any production gigs, but I will try to get my blog going again. My other writing gigs are mostly reviewing textbooks. I work primarily for Oxford University Press and a number of companies representing multiple academic publishers. As a textbook junkie, that's a lot of fun.
Conventionally Speaking: For the Love of the Con is now out! It's available on Amazon and from me. I will put ordering information up soon if you prefer an autographed copy (at least buy it so I can pay my electric bill - it's $10.99 plus shipping). Edited by Sally Gage and Leisa Clark with a witty literary masterpiece of a chapter by me. That may be an exaggeration, but I'm in there. Email me for info.
In the News
In the next few months (spring 2020) I will be featured in a news story about my part in Edward Scissorhands (celebrating its 30th anniversary this year). Seems like just yesterday I was doing a story on the 25th. Ugh. But what an excuse to check out Twelve Weeks on Tinsmith about my time on the set. I'll update air date and time as soon as I know.
I've also started writing for AARP (see below).
AARP newsletter/blog site for people of all ages. Too Young for Dentures? (November 2019)
On the Acting Front
My episode of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available on Netflix. It's #213 "Kimmy Finds her Mom!"
(More pix on UKS page) and is on Blu-ray.
Ballers (HBO). I think my episode is #210 (which I believe they call #20 in HBO Land, "Game Day"). Not that it matters because you can't see me in it. Like, at all. I'm on a plane with the stars behind me. Considering a PA was pretty much on my lap, I'm guessing I was waaaay off camera. But I got to meet some awesome people and cultivate my new Miami set peeps. Very fun day with new friends.
Barely Famous (VH1). My episode (#202) has aired and is available to stream on their site and Amazon.