Who I Am Now
feature length drama/comedy
Jackson Bailey's (40th) birthday-induced mid-life crisis is interrupted when he must return
to his red state hometown to care for his dementia-ridden father and ailing mother -- a town where he is best remembered for playing Lady Macbeth is his high school play.
Summer , 1984
When her parents split up and her best friend abandons her for the summer, an eleven-year-old girl in rural Texas struggles to hold on to a childhood she feels slipping away.
The Importance of Sex Education
It is 1975 and Adeline Roosevelt is 13 years old. When her parents aren't forthcoming with sex education, she comes to her own misguided conclusions and creates a small scandal at her school.
feature - Historical/Supernatural
A neglected 1920s society wife delves in to the science of the occult and inadvertently becomes the world’s most famous spirit medium. This full-length play is based on the true life story of Margery the Medium. (adapted from the stage play)
feature length comedy
After a one-night stand, Penny Horne heads to a family retreat, where, along with her quarreling redneck brothers, she will meet her new step-mother and siblings. Only then does she realize her one-night-stand is her new step-brother and that his family may be even crazier than hers. At least there's Rice Krispies treats.
short comedy - produced
What would you do if the boss you always wished you could kill suddenly dropped dead? Three work friends, Sam, Nick and Neecey find themselves in just that situation and to make matters worse, their office adversary, Dean is trying to pin the murder on them.
short film - produced
premiered at International Children’s Film Festival, Los Angeles
Works in Progress
A misfit folk band travels across the depression era South as part of a medicine show.
Souvenir (aka Spirit Medium)
full length dramatic stage play
A neglected 1920s society wife delves in to the science of the occult and inadvertently becomes the world’s most famous spirit medium. This full-length play is based on the true life story of Margery the Medium.
short dramatic play
In this allegorical tale, a man finds himself caught between the life and the afterlife. At a train station he clings to a large trunk that isn't allowed aboard the train. To move on, he must rid himself of the trunk by making peace with himself, facing the trunks contents.
Hands of an Angry God
full length drama
Diverse lives intersect in rural Louisiana during World War II.
short dramatic stage play
Two siblings worry about their elderly father who has Alzheimers. When he blurts out a shocking confession one day, they realize they can no longer tell truth from delusion.
short comedy stage play
Jim just wanted to do some repairs on his daughter's treehouse. Instead he finds Bob, a homeless man who seems to know more about his life than he does, living there.
1949 2-Door Ford
published in Belle Reve Literary Journal, Summer 2014
A retelling of one of my Dad's favorite stories that captures a more innocent time in America.
And Things that Go Bump in The Night
fiction (WIP expected completion 2016)
A horror novella. Mirella and her young daughter move to a small town in Texas where she finds her dream home. Only, half the town won't set foot in it. Are they superstitious or do they know something she doesn't know. When her daughter begins whispering about the "beasts," Mirella isn't so sure.
On the Passing of Mary Jane McIlroy, July 1979
published in Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2014
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Louisiana One Winter's Day
read online at Red River Review May, 2013
published in Poetry Quarterly, Spring 2013
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published in The Germ, Fall 2013 (Vol I, Issue 3)
published in Every Day Poets, October 20, 2013