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 […]
July 29, 2015

Feeling Lucky? Part 2.

It was as if the air inside that unmarked radio car had been atmospherically electrified. Not unlike those few warning seconds described by victims of lightning […]
July 22, 2015

Feeling Lucky? Part 1.

“Bring me a franchise character,” urged my book agent. “Someone you can pin a series on.” I’d just published my first novel. I had a zillion […]