Hi! I’m a writer, performer, writing teacher/mentor, and coach. 

And a podcaster. 

I have over 30 years of experience as a writer: I’m a produced playwright My Heart Belongs to Daddy, an award-winning screenwriter (Valley Inn), and a published novelist,  The Playgroup. And I’ve been helping other writers find and hone their stories and their voices since 2006.

My mission:  To create community, support, and inspiration for the writer.

My time as a radio talk show host, stand-up comic, and actor made podcasting an easy, fun, and inevitable next step.  Last year, I created Losing It! with Nelsie Spencer; Life lessons from some of my favorite losers

After taking a few decades off from serious acting, I made my way back to the stage last year when I wrote and performed Day of the Dead Daddy, my solo show. It premiered in NYC at The Chain Studio Theatre. This year I was honored to be invited to perform (via Zoom) my show at The Marsh Theatre’s International Solo Show Festival where Day of the Dead Daddy won an Honorable Mention. I plan to bring the show to Edinburgh for their Fringe Festival next summer.

My writing career began when I wrote myself a role with my best friend Laury Marker. Our play, My Heart Belongs to Daddy,  premiered at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre in Westport, Ct.  and had 3 more sold-out and critically acclaimed productions.  Along the way, we worked with producer Dash Epstein and director Morton DeCosta (both Tony-Award winners).

Since Daddy, I’ve written stand-up, become a published novelist (The Playgroup),  worked as a radio talk show host with comics Cory Kahaney and Maureen Langan, written screenplays.

Nora Ephron called my first screenplay, A Girl's Best Friend, "A brilliant premise and a wonderful screenplay." When she took the script to Sony and they passed on it, she told them, "You're idiots! Read it again!" God bless you, Nora!

In 2015 the award-winning indie film, Valley Inn (co-writer with Kim Swink), was released.

Throughout my unorthodox career path I've met and worked with many interesting and influential people such as super-agent Ari Emanuel, feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Oscar winners Jane Fonda and Mary Tyler Moore.

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