October 7, 2015

Lie to Me.

“You mind if I ask you something?” asked the middle-aged man. Uninvited, he had already lowered himself into the seat across from me. Before I could […]
September 30, 2015

Arbitration Octagon.

“Hello?” I said answering the “unknown number” on my cell phone. “Hi, it’s Kelly from the Writer’s Guild Credits Department,” said the perky voice. “I’m calling […]
September 23, 2015

Land Mines with Love.

  INT. A MULTI-TIERED CLASSROOM – CENTRAL COAST WRITER’S CONFERENCE – SAN LUIS OBISPO – DAY Here’s the scene. I was standing before a classroom theater […]
September 16, 2015

Producer Pig Pile.

Here’s an amusing time killer. As well it’s educational. Let’s call it a self-teaching moment. It happens sometimes when I’m connecting with an old pal who […]
September 9, 2015

Sex Traffic Jammed.

Three-plus weeks into the release of my newest thriller 99 PERCENT KILL and I’m gobsmacked by two unexpected results: One. The reader reviews have been both […]
September 2, 2015

Low Blows Below the Line.

I’m taking the week off. So here’s a tale of ups and downs and all arounds from The War Department: Unlike my husband, I didn’t  know […]
August 26, 2015

Feeding Frenzy.

With the launch of 99 PERCENT KILL, I’ve been doing a fair amount of promotion. This has included a number of interviews. And I might say […]
August 19, 2015

To Noir or not to Noir.

I never planned to become a purveyor of LA Noir. Sure, there was an undertow in some of my unproduced scripts. But mostly, in my movies […]
August 12, 2015

Published, Produced, Punked.

There are some landmark moments writers wish for, wait for, and forever remember once they’ve materialized. Some of mine are as follows: The first time I […]
August 5, 2015

Feeling Lucky? Part 3.

It’s been a few years since that (gratefully) unfateful night we stumbled into an almost shootout at the New Wilmington Gardens in Compton. I thought I […]