I'm a college professor and administrator, writer, knowledge junkie 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, 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.
In the News
I was recently featured in a Fox13 interview 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. Watch it here - Edward Scissorhands Interview March 2020.
And what an excuse to check out Twelve Weeks on Tinsmith about my time on the set.
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.
AARP newsletter/blog site for people of all ages.
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.