Screenwriter, filmmaker, teacher, playwright, director, novelist, artist, editor, chicken wrangler... I like building stories and backyard contraptions.
Finalist in two awards!
Caught in a redundant housewife existence, Ann never leaves her beige suburban home, her schlubby do-nothing son Brian is directionless after graduating high-school, and it looks like nothing will ever change. But when Brian is swallowed by a whale and Ann receives a garbled phone call from him, she is determined to find that monstrous beast and rescue her son. Experts, her ex, the press—everyone thinks she’s crazy—but she’s committed to her worthy quest. Both Brian and Ann battle their skeptical inner voices in an inspiring journey of self-discovery, reinvention, survival, and sacrifice. As mother and son face epic adventures, they encounter unlikely allies from across the globe and might just find each other. Yet the ultimate danger is closing in…
Devilishly funny, heartbreaking, thrilling, this epic whale-of-a-tale combines absurdist magical realism with intimate family dynamics.
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Coming in April 2024!
How can you escape the Past when it holds the steering wheel?
Izzy was born into extreme privilege but she’s not the beautiful intended child. She’s a mess. A mishmash. More like a collage than a normal human. Different kinds of hair, skin tones, eye colors, and body types. Seems like her DNA didn’t get mixed.
At eighteen, Izzy implements her plan to save her ten-year-old brother from his predestined life as a rich white jerk—by kidnapping him. Absconding with the boy on this crazy road-trip mission, she doesn’t count on the interference of a badass motorcycle racing chick, a suffragette, a 1940s Fräulein, a gay southern gentleman, a gold-rush prostitute, a pregnant Scottish immigrant, and a WWII German soldier—each with their own agenda.
Traumas of sexual assault, starvation, disasters, and violence are seared into Izzy’s genes, and with the ancestors out for revenge, her life is in jeopardy. Or is she completely nuts?
ALL MY ANCESTORS HAD SEX is a surreal journey of self-discovery and healing told with compassion, humor, and humanity.