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Books

Revolution’s End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA (Skyhorse)

Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius (Da Capo/Perseus)

Stop the Show!: A History of Insane Incidents and Absurd Accidents in the Theater 
(Running Press/Perseus)

What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories and More 
(Allworth/Skyhorse)

Where’s My Fortune Cookie? by Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor and Brad Schreiber (Parallel Universe)

Death in Paradise: An Illustrated History of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
(Da Capo/Perseus)

Weird Wonders & Bizarre Blunders: The Official Book of Ridiculous Records
(Simon & Schuster)

Career Opportunities in Writing (foreword) by Jim Parish and Allan Taylor
(Facts on File)

The Cost of Living (monologue)

One on One: The Greatest Men's Monologues for the 21st  Century
(Applause)

Now Write! Screenwriting:(contributor)

Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (contributor)
(Tarcher)

Consulting

Vice President, Storytech Literary Consulting
founded by Christopher Vogler

Awards/Honors

International Book Awards and Independent Publisher Book Awards for Revolution’s End

Kingman Films KASA Award nomination for The Couch

California Writers Club for The Company Store

National Audio Theatre Festivals for The One Who Waits (NPR), adaptation of a Ray Bradbury story, directed by David Ossman, Firesign Theatre

Stages Theatre Festival, Dallas, TX for Express Lane

L.A. Press Club, National Entertainment Journalism Award for "Athol Fugard: Art Battling Apartheid and AIDS"

Fellowships

National Press Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Edward Albee Foundation, New York, NY

Dorset Colony House, Dorset Theatre Festival, VT

Television

Creator, North Mission Road
(Court TV)

21st Century L.A. Productions, Los Angeles/Jakarta:
One hour pilot Robotica
One hour pilot Rock and Roll Detectives

KCET-T.V., Los Angeles (PBS):
Writer-Producer, L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Writer-Director, Explore with Alan Muir
Writer, On-Air/Special Projects
Consultant, Broadcast Programming

Film

Jungle Shuffle (2014 release)


Arty (in pre-production)

Scripts sold:

Pythagoras (Kevin Connor Prods.)
Boys at War (Kevin Connor Prods.)
Romantech (Michael Wittlin Prods.)
Our Island (Ampersand Prods.)

The Freak (NuAmerica Prods.)


Jonathan Kaplan, Shufflelufigus Prods., LA: Director of Development

Journalism

Daily Variety

Huffington Post

AOL

L.A. Times

Back Stage

The Writer

Written By

Script

L.A. Reader

Ross Reports

Entertainment Today

Black Clock, CalArts

Radio (partial list)

Hollywood Theatre of the Ear: Writer, The Proud Robot, 2000X radio series (NPR) starring Arte Johnson (series awarded Nebula Award, Science Fiction Writers of America)

CBS Radio, Los Angeles:

Radio comedy writer, national Morning Circus service

KCRW-F.M., Santa Monica (NPR): Producer-Head Writer, Planet X News Service

Sci-Fi Radio, Ft. Worth, TX: Adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Sales Pitch (NPR)

Advertising

L.A. Gear, Los Angeles: Sole in-house copywriter: Radio, T.V., print, industrials

Euphoria Productions, Hollywood: Copywriter, radio/TV/print advertising for film

Phone Lines

Fun Lines, L.A.: Writer, national phone line Dial-an-Insult

Theatre (partial list)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Mill Valley, CA: Production of Pearl, Workshops with Sam Shepard, Joseph Chaikin, others

Theatre of Note, Los Angeles: Co-founder, productions of Sunshine Sermonette, others

Playwrights' Center of San Francisco: Co-founder, numerous productions

STAGES Theatre Festival, Dallas: Production of Express Lane

Member, Playwrights-Directors Unit, Actors Studio, Los Angeles

Teaching

University of Wisconsin, Madison: Fiction and Nonfiction

MediaBistro, Los Angeles and online: Literary Agents, Humor Writing

American Film Institute: Story Analysis and Creating Characters for TV/Film

Panamerican University, Mexico City: Screenwriting

Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA: Animation writing

Gotham Writers Workshop, New York City: Humor Writing

Columbia College of Chicago, CBS Studio Center, Studio City: Screenwriting

UCLA Extension Writers' Program: Writing Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction (Beginning and Intermediate)

Screenwriters Expo, Los Angeles: Screenwriting, Story Analysis

California Institute for the Arts: Animation Writing

Masters of Professional Writing Program, USC: TV Writing

Santa Monica College: Playwriting and Story Analysis

Desert Dreams Writers Conference, Scottsdale: The Writer’s Journey

Great American Pitchfest, Los Angeles: Story Analysis, Adapting Material for TV/Film

Pikes Peak Writers' Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado: Lecture and Consultations

Surrey International Writers' Conference, Vancouver: Lecture and Consultations

Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Washington: Lecture and Consultations

Poetry

New Rhymes About Animals (Simon & Schuster)

New Adventures of Mother Goose (Simon & Schuster)