December 9, 2015

Who You (Don’t) Know.

  “I got so friggin’ tired of trying to climb the hill,” claimed the preschool dad. “But it’s such a who-you-know business. Without the connections, guys […]
December 2, 2015

On the Outside Looking In.

I was still outside those unscalable gates. Pushing my mostly unread screenplays up that very steep hill called a future movie career. I was mere millimeters […]
November 18, 2015
Doug Richardson, Smoking Gun


It was one of those lunch meetings. Less business and more of a casual catch-up. The producer, a fellow I’ll call Shep, had picked an Italian […]
November 11, 2015

Hope in the Mail.

For ten years, she’d stuff the manila envelopes, address them to agents or publishers, plaster them with postage, then step outside the door of the four-hundred-square-foot […]
November 4, 2015

Saved by the Al.

As an artist, I both understand and live with an age-old axiom. My natural highs will be higher and more thrilling than most. As well, my […]
October 28, 2015


Last week it was announced that a sixth installment of the Die Hard series was in development. I discovered this factoid by both reading about it […]
October 21, 2015

Asked and Answered.

I’ve done pallet-loads of interviews. As a general rule, they’re useful for promoting my books and the blog. The hardest part is making the answers to […]
October 14, 2015


I was trying to keep from getting fired. Now, this was obviously before I discovered my full magical powers. Otherwise, I would’ve just waved a wand […]
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 […]