Do I enjoy my job as a ghostwriter? People ask me that question all of the time.

The answer is quite simple: yes, I do.

Over the years, I have ghostwritten books and screenplays for a variety of clients. Prominent political figures. Veterans of foreign wars. Survivors of daring escapes and breathtaking ordeals.

Ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Everyone has their own story to tell and I treat every one as though unique and valuable.

Before working as a professional writer, I spent fifteen years in social work as a case manager and in involuntary commitment services. I saw a lot of life before sitting down to write about it.

Currently, I serve as a story developer for television and feature film producers located in the United States as well as India, Kenya and Canada.

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in English and History.  Later, I took advanced screenwriting classes from Oregon State University and UCLA.

I am a widely published feature journalist and music reviewer with non-fiction/essay pieces published by Nestucca Spit Press and Oregon Coast Magazine among otherss. I have a feature coming out in the spring of 2017 in 1859 Magazine on Oregon history.

My short fiction has been published in Gold Man Review, The Bethany Reader and Terminal Earth Anthology.  In this coming year, I have a novel The Strange Air due for release.

My screenplays have been recognized by some of the biggest contests and organizations in the business, from Austin Film Festival to The Story Pros to The Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting.

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