The Dangers of Helium

After an extended caregiving period, I’m happy to be back with more energy than ever. First up for 2018? I finally completed my collection of short stories, which is entitled The Dangers of Helium. It contains magical realist and surrealist stories, plus a novella. The collection spotlights characters who struggle daily in varying degrees, yet still reach for hope, whether it is real or imagined. All of the stories were inspired by photographs of the unexpected curiosities that exist in our everyday world, from a woman selling iguanas in a Mexican marketplace to a clown wandering the streets of London. Now it’s down to the business of getting it published. Here’s to an empowering 2018 for us all!

Microbe Films

My dear friend and colleague, the director/screenwriter Matthew Jacobs, invited me to be a part of his venture Microbe Films. We offer consultations in a variety of areas, from script and short story writing to directing and producing. Here is the link to my page:

Please check the website for additional consultants and information in the fields of transmedia and social media, as well as web series development.

In Freefall Logo

Hi everyone,

As we continue to work on color correction and sound, we have also been developing the art for the Indiegogo rewards. I’m excited to share our official logo for the film. This will soon appear on everything from the T-shirts and ball caps to the Art of In Freefall book and the Production Diary. Thank you to the artist, Roselyne Lougnon, for this wonderful image. Stay tuned!


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