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. Oh, and I am graduating with an MA in Professional Communication in fall 2021). I told you I like school.
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, 80's everything, 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.
I'm helping a friend turn a bunch of notes into a script, which is such fun. He's a legit documentarian and retired professor with contacts interested in producing it, which is cool. But just writing it is awesome, regardless of what happens with it. I'll post more later.
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.
I may be selling copies at a table with an artist/writer friend of mine at Tampa ComicCon. It's at the end of July, so I should know more soon. But you should be able to find me where ever Bruce Boxleitner is as I fangirl out (and I don't do that often since I work in the biz). He's even mentioned in my high school yearbook LOL. He's among the few 80s actors I haven't met. It's about time Bruce!
In the News
I was 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.
AARP newsletter/blog site for people of all ages.
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.