My novella creates a new genre: "dyst-hope-ian fiction." In a bleak 2084 America, one young woman discovers that by reading forbidden books from the country's past, she can change her own future -- and that of her fellow residents in the nation's walled-in capital, Jesus City.
This book was inspired by a terrifying dream about a one-party government that makes only one religion legal. What happens when privacy is outlawed, public prayer is mandated, education is limited, technology is voyeuristic and everyone fears being arrested for "SinCrime"?
You'll find influences of the work of my favorite authors: Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Paddy Chayefsky and George Orwell (obviously). And I've written a twist you'll never see coming.
Finishing School, a two-act comedy about life's second act. Opening September 8, 2017, at the Bristol Opera House, Bristol, Indiana. Winner, 2017-18 American Association of Community Theatres NewPlayFest.
Sweater Curse: A Yarn about Love. One-act solo show about one woman's obsession with knitting and the sweaters and romances that unraveled -- with detours into tales of great literature's greatest knitters. Debuted August 2013 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Return engagement in Edinburgh August 2014, with tours in between to theaters in Texas and throughout the Southwest.
Copeville. One-act, 2016. Winner in the Bishop Arts Theatre's PlayPride Festival. A teenage girl works in a tiny country store with her Native American uncle, who shares a sensitive story of fluid gender identity among tribal leaders past and present. Short play with LGBTQ themes. Based on the author's family history.
A Ripping Christmas Carol, 2015-16 productions at Fun House Theatre & Film (Texas) and Episcopal School of Fort Worth. A wildly comic one-act sequel to Dickens' classic Christmas ghost story. Family-friendly, fast and fun. Easy to stage, with a cast of 12 (or more!).
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